Good morning! Today, I again have the pleasure of taking part in Tracey McNeeley’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags, this time as one of the representatives for Ellen Hutson! This season has seen some beautiful new holiday goodies added to the Essentials By Ellen line, and my favorite new die set from the newest release is the Pop Up Mittens die set, which has not only a pair of adorable mittens and the pop-up mechanism, but also some beautiful snowflakes in various sizes. I paired the snowflakes with the Classic Blocked Alphabet dies to create a custom sentiment on my blended, glittery tag base. Let’s get started with all of the details!
To start, I wanted to create a super unique background for my tag base. I was inspired by the fabulous Carly Tee Minner’s use of Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste on colored card stock, and thought I’d add little something to it by adding some Distress Oxide Ink blending into the mix. I began by blending Cracked Pistachio and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Inks on a panel of white card stock (I just love how fresh and minty this color combination is! Reminds me of Candy Land or something!), then covering the entire blended panel with a nice thick layer of Moonstone Glimmer Paste.
While my super sparkly panel was drying, I die cut several snowflakes from the Pop Up Mittens set using silver foil card stock and white card stock. I also die cut J and Y from the Classic Blocked Alphabet. I combined the die cut letters with one of the snowflakes to create my own “JOY.” After I’d allowed sufficient drying time, I began adhering my greeting to my glittery panel using dimensional adhesive, and my snowflakes using liquid adhesive.
I created a tag hanger by cutting a strip of card stock, folding it in half, and adhering it to the top of my glittery snowflake panel. I added a double pink twine bow, then decided to add some white Nuvo drops to add to the look of falling snow.
Well, what do you think? The sparkle on this tag is unreal, and sometimes, you just need that little extra something on a really special holiday gift. This would even be pretty on just a solid colored bag with some fluffy tissue, or a wine bottle wrapped in tissue and using this sparkly tag as the decoration!
Now, you’ll want to head over to Tracey McNeeley’s blog post to find out all of the details on the multitude of prizes available to win, not to mention the huge amount of inspiration to be had throughout the month! I tend to struggle with tags (I think it’s the smaller canvas), so seeing these beautiful projects are so inspirational! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous weekend!