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Thursday, 28 October 2010

Joy's final week *tear*

Hello Friends!

I'm back with the final (for now *wink*) creation from our dear friend Joy Taylor.  The four weeks that Joy has been guest blogging with us has gone by so quickly but we've loved every minute of it and of course, her gorgeous cards!  Joy, we will miss having your beautiful cards grace our blog every week, but we thank you so much for all the effort you've put into them and hope you come back to join us as guest blogger in the New Year.  *HUGS* to you.

Today's effort from Joy is nothing short of astonishingly beautiful--here they are:

are you all as blown away as I was?!

Take your time to ogle them--they deserve it :)

Here's the how to:

  • Take 6 or more tags, (you can buy either from your office supply store if you don't have the below die to cut your own. 
  • Ink over the top of the tags using Antique Linen.  
  • Once inked, take the Vintage Christmas stamps and stamp images over the tags using black ink.  
  • Next, using a different color distress ink for each tag, blend around the edges with the different colours, adding touches of Walnut Stain (to all of the tags) to give it a more vintage feel.  
  • Lastly, add twine and ribbon through the tops of the tags.

A very quick and fun way to produce tags to put on your Christmas presents or even add onto a card!

Here's what you'll need!

Crafty Secrets Vintage Christmas Stamp Set

Memento Tuxedo black ink
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Antique linen
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Barn Door
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Walnut Stain
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Peeled Paint
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Broken China
Ranger Inkssentials Foam Blending Tool
Sizzix Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplates Die  and Copic Marker X-Press Blending Card (or Manila Shipping tags)

Now go get to it! I know  you'll be inspired to try your own, I was! (I'll post them in a day or two).

Have fun and don't forget to leave a comment!

Take care--


Virginia L. said...

LOVE LOVE these tags! Joy's distressing is amazing! Thanks for sharing these awesome work!!

Μαρια said...

they are awesome! i loved them so much! thanks for the inspiring ideas Joy!