Friday, October 25, 2013

snowy noël {pti blog hop}

Have yourselves a rustic little Christmas.

snowy noel.


I love that the PTI blog hop this month is to create a set of 5 tags... everything looks prettier in a set!

snowy noel.


Having just gotten some new supplies (this stencil and this embossing paste), I knew immediately what I wanted to create.  A very soft, rustic Christmas tag in kraft and red.

snowy noel.


I started out by stamping the "noel" sentiment in "red current" fresh ink.  It's a pigment ink (slow-drying) so I had time to throw on some clear embossing powder and heat-set it.  I love the bit of added texture it gives the tag.  Next, the stencil: I think there's a tool you're supposed to use to spread the paste around, but I just slopped it on with my hands (goodbye, manicure. ha ha)  The texture is dreamy, and it doesn't take as long to dry as I thought it would.  I left the tags for about 30 minutes and came back to perfectly dried paste.

snowy noel.

My favorite part has to be the vellum holly leaves.  I cut the berries out of vellum as well and then used a 2-way glue pen to add adhesive before dunking them into some red glitter.  Messy, but totally worth it.

That's all for me - have a great day, and happy hopping!



65 comments:

  1. I love stencils and embossing paste and these tags are just stunningly sweet and simple, love!

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  2. Beautiful tags! Need to try this embossing paste!

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  3. Gorgeous tags, Elena! I just got that stencil and embossing paste in the mail yesterday-- I love how you used them!

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  4. Beautiful rustic scene! Embossing paste? Need that for sure!

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  5. Love these, they are perfect!!

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  6. Elena I love your tags my dear! I have this stencil too and love it!!! Love your design!!!

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  7. So pretty! I love the vellum holly leaves.

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  8. Exquisite & charming - delicate & rustic!

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  9. Pure perfection! Gorgeous and photographed beautifully too!

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  10. These tags are charming, Elena. Just my style for Christmas wrapping.

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  11. White, red on kraft ~ Oh myyyy! Your tags are so beautiful, Elena!

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  12. darling...the white on kraft is excellent and the sparkly berries, perfect!

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  13. Love your tags, they are beautiful...those little vellum leaves add a nice touch with the embossing paste snow.

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  14. Great tags. Love the stenciling effect. Your photography is wonderful too!

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  15. Very pretty Elena. I love using the modeling paste.

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  16. Swoon, love, love, love, which ribbon is this?

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  17. So simply elegant!! Just loving everything about your tags!

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  18. Yey, so great to see you getting pasty LOL! I don't have a tool thingy either I just use a scrap of card. Your tags are pure CAS awesomeness and I just LOVE them!

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  19. So pretty! I love the color combination! The pops of red are perfect!

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  20. Adorable Elena! So soft and distress love it!

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  21. Love the red and white on Kraft Elena!

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  22. Soft, rustic? Mmmm, no, sheer elegance all the way, Elena!! I'm blown away. I want that present, too. Can you adopt me and have me come to your house for Christmas, please?! Hugs, Darnell

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  23. Wow you are amazing!!!! Your tags are super CAS yet elegant!!!! love it!!!! May

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  24. Oh la lah! Beautiful, I LOVE the texture and the contrast of the smooth vellum holly leaves!

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  25. So beautiful! Love the presentation!

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  26. Beautiful, Elena! The texture of the tags is gorgeous!

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  27. Love the combination of red glitter and kraft!!! And the vellum leaves are fab! You know, I have never thought of using that stamp set for a tag. Great idea!

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  28. So soft & so pretty. These are just gorgeous!

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  29. Cool tags, I think I need to take a closer look at the embossing paste.

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  30. These are heavenly! I adore the embossed snow & glittered berries!

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  31. SO gorgeous, I love how they're so simple and classic. The texture paste really adds something to them!

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  32. So pretty. I love kraft and red. I'm also very into vellum at the moment, so love the holly.

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  33. These are stunning in their simplicity! Love them!

    Linda

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  34. These are so pretty! I love the snow on kraft and those glitter berries rock.

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  35. I just love your photo.. and yes your right, sets do make things look better! :) I think I'm going to have to make those yarn balls! :)

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  36. Gorgeous tag...love the use of the stencil.

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  37. Gorgeous. Love the clean and simple design along with the texture and colors.

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  38. You enabler, you. That stencil is precious. As are your tags.

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  39. This is soooo pretty! I just ordered that same stencil - can't wait to get it!

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  40. I love, love, love these gorgeous X-mas tags!!!

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  41. I just adore those tags, never remember to use vellum.... must try harder :0)

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  42. CONGRATULATIONS on being one of the top three PTI tag challenge winners! LOVE your beautiful tags! Great neutrals w/the pops of red! The white holly and red glittered berries, as well as, the red sentiment, look terrific. :)

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  43. What a delightful tag with all its wonderful texture.

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  44. Absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the texture, the color combo, the vellum leaves and the touches of sparkle!

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  45. They are absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing :)

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  46. What did you use to create the stitch look along the edge of the tag?

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  47. I love the stitch around your tags. Was it a punch? If not, what was your technique?

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    1. hi Robin! the tag was made using a steel die: https://www.papertreyink.com/pti-dies/papertrey-ink-tag-sale-3-die-collection-set-of-2/

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  48. I also love the stitching around the tag but it doesn't look like it went all the way through, how did you achieve this look. Tags are stunning x

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    1. Hi Roz! thank you :) the tag was made using a steel die: https://www.papertreyink.com/pti-dies/papertrey-ink-tag-sale-3-die-collection-set-of-2/

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  49. I just love this TAG... sharing with my friends on facebook.....

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