Monday, December 26, 2011

santa tag

Yet another Santa creation . . . a tag!
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 I'm taking an offbeat slant to the sketch challenge at Crafty Ribbons to play the tag challenges at Make My Monday, Papercraft Star & Simon Says Stamp & Show. I'm also inspired by the vintage Santa at Inspired by #3. He's not as chubby, but I'm sure he can be just as jolly!
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The tag is cut from kraft chipboard, which is then embossed and inked in DIs. The main image is distressed and inked, then adhered to a mat with a glittered edge. It is attached to a gold painted flourish, and foam-mounted onto the tag. The ticket is inked & distressed, and the top of the tag is finished off with ribbon and twine.

I love the look of ruffles at the base of the tag. I've used gold organza tied with red grosgrain, and finished with a snowflake & liquid pearls.

Image from theHouseAcrosstheBay, stamp by Tim Holtz, TH dies by Sizzix, TH embossing folder by Sizzix, fired brick, vintage photo & walnut stain distress inks; others from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!
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Laurel said...

What a gorgeous creation! I hope that you had a great Christmas and thank you for playing at Inspired By!

La Vikinga said...

Hi, what a wonterful tag - I love the golden detail (the swirl from TH). I just bought one of those myself and made some out of paper but in gold it looks muche better! Good luck in the challenge,

La Vikinga, Crafty Ribbons

carol said...

ooh your tag is so pretty, thanks for using our sketch,your take on it looks perfect, good luck and MERRY CHRISTMAS, x carol.....CRAFTY RIBBONS

Sleepy Stamper said...

Hilda I'm loving this tag! The image looks great along side those fab embellishments! Thank you for sharing this with us over at the Papercraft Star! Beautiful work as always!


ferrellgraph-x said...

Oh Hilda your tag is so fabulous! I love every single detail! I'm always so happy to see you share your creations with us at Papercraft Star!
Kindest regards,

Candy C said...

Hi Hilda. I really love your vintage tag! The Santa image really sets the tone. LOVE your Tim embossed background and how you've distressed it. Then the added snowflakes, bling, flourish and Merry Christmas ticket on top is wonderful! I also really love your ruffled and ribboned bottom to the tag. It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Tracy said...

Fabulous tag Hilda! I just love how you used the image. All the embellishments and the embossing are just wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing this with us this week at Papercraft Star!

craftykitten said...

What a beautiful tag. Love the vintage look. Thank you for joining in our sketch challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time.
Dawn xxxx

pinky said...

What a gorgeous take on our sketch. Just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.

Mynnette said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE all the metallic and shiny details--and I REALLY love the vintage image!!! Thanks for joining us this week at MMM! :)

Cazro said...

I am loving this tag, it is so cheery and sparkly, loving Santa too, maybe he's been on a diet? Thanks for sharing with us at MMM and for your continued and loyal support. Caz

Diamond Doll said...

Fabulous tag, love the vintageness.Thanx for joining us at Crafty Ribbons i love the take on the sketch.
Trish (-:

Suzi B said...

Gorgeous tag Hilda sumptuous and sparkly.. and a great vintage Santa. thank you for continuing to join us at MMM Look forward to seeing more of your work in 2012 :o)

Jacqueline said...

This is very seasonal - and also very beautiful. Thanks for joining us again at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Fliss said...

Wow Hilda! Your tag is just stunning. Love everything about it.
Thanks so much for joining in with the last 2011 MMM challenge and wishing you a Happy New Year.
Fliss xx

Terry said...

thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and SHow with your fabby love the Santa and the colors that you have used are absolutely great. Thank you for sharing Hugs Terry xxxx

Yvonne Garner said...

An absolutely gorgeous tag! Congrats on it being selected at Make My Monday! Best, Yvonne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Congrats on being chosen for the Top 3 on Simon Says. You've created a wonderful tag.