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