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Monday 26 December 2016

Destination Inspiration - Arriving at Terminal 4

Hi vintage travelers,

It's Sandy here with you this time around.  We can all breath easier now that Christmas is behind us.  It seems that we are never ready but always manage to get it all done in time.  Our journey has continued through these hectic days and we are now arriving at Terminal 4.  Let's see what we have to work with today:
Product - Lace
Technique - Heat Embossing with embossing powder
Color - Silver
Substrate - Chipboard or cardboard  

I've made a tag to share with you today but it has already found it's new home with the recipient of a gift that it was attached to.

Here's how I used the items in the bag-
I wanted a sturdy tag so I began by cutting a chipboard tag using the Tim Holtz - Tag & Bookplates die.  I then cut a second tag from paper because I knew I was going to do some coloring and although the chipboard was white, it wasn't smooth enough for coloring with Copic Pens.  You can use any medium that you have for color of course.  I stamped my image on the paper using a fun stamp set by Art Impressions called Christmas to All.

Next I colored the image with Copic Pens.

I then stamped the image on some Eclipse Tape from Judikins, this tape is perfect for making masks because it is low tack and comes up very easily.   I didn't bother cutting around all the stars and the snowman's hands because I knew that I wouldn't be stamping over them.

After placing the mask on the image, I stamped some bare trees from a Stampin' Up set, sorry I don't know the name, it is an older set that I have had in my stash for awhile.  I stamped with Versamark embossing ink and then added silver embossing powder - heat set the embossing powder and then removed the mask to make it a appear that the trees are behind the snowman.

From the same stamp set I stamped and embossed some of the snowflakes seen at the top of the tag.

I wanted to add that vintage feel, that we all love so much, so did a little edging with Distress Ink - Stormy Sky.   I then added a snow bank behind the snowman and tree to ground them and added a few shadows.

Next up were some stars from the Tim Holtz idea-ology collection - Mirrored Stars.

The finishing touches were to add the lace at the top and the word "Joy" near the bottom of the tag.
For that I used the Holiday Words Script from Tim Holtz.
I have provided links to all products used on my blog here.

Happy New Year,


  1. what a wonderful winter tag Sandy! Beautiful coloring and shading on Frosty! love his starry banner and the pretty embossed trees behind him! The lace ribbon tops it all off nicely! Julia xx

  2. Suhc a fun tag Sandy, love that jolly snowman image, beuatifully coloured and that string of mirrored stars is just the absolute perfect finishing touch!!

  3. Such a beautiful tag Sandy! Love that snowman and the way you've coloured and masked him. The string of mirrored stars makes such a wonderful addition too xx

  4. You did a great job with the masking (I love the Judikins Eclipse Tape too) and I love the cool, frosty feel of your tag. The mirrored stars are such a lovely touch too! Anne xx

  5. Wonderful tag! Sandy Your snowman is beautifully coloured and the setting you have created suits him perfectly . I bet the recipient was thrilled to receive this atop the gift you attached it to. x

  6. Gorgeous tag, I do love snowmen. The lace is gorgeous too.
    Linda xxx

  7. Absolutely DELIGHTFULLY PRECIOUS and so well done - WOW! Happy New Year to you too Sandy! Xj.

  8. Love your colour and embellishment choices - great tag!

  9. Lovely!!! Great use of the travel bag and even better it made me smile xx

  10. great use of the travel bag contents Sandy xx Love that super cute snowman too xx

    TFS Annie xx

  11. snowmen are my favorite and this is beautiful, fun and wonderful. Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas. I never tire of seeing all the talent and creativity that you have. You inspire me.

  12. Wow, some beautiful tags. Very inspiring.