It is time for a blog hop! You should have arrived here from the very talented Lee Ann Barrett’s blog. If not, hop back so you don’t miss anything:)
Christmas in July at Sweet N Sassy Stamps means lots of inspiration, a sale, AND a chance to win a prize! OH MY!
First for the inspiration…We are so thrilled to be joined today by our new affiliates! I know you will be inspired by them!
Second for the sale…from today (the 24th) Until Wednesday the 31st, all CHRISTMAS AND WINTER sets are on sale for 25% off (no code needed). Are you getting excited?
Finally for the prize… comment all along the hop and you will have the chance to win a $50 gift code to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop (You read that right $50!!) So be sure to leave lots of love as you hop along!
OK now that the details are out of the way, here is my project for you… Last year I created a card with a night scene and a silhouette using Old-Fashioned Christmas. I decided it would be fun to create a set of gift tags. Below I have a picture tutorial for you on the process. I think I can load the stamp into my MISTI and create lots of these in a single sitting which is really exciting! What do you think?
- Supplies for my tag. I also later grabbed tumbled glass ink and a white acrylic paint.
2. I punched a hole out of a sticky post-it and tore a paper towel to give a ragged edge…both pieces of the post-it and the paper towel are masks. (the hole size is up to you!)3. The circle is positioned where I want my moon to be. The paper towel masks the ground. I pounced the ink over the paper towel and then blend upward going lightly around the post it so the moon has a glow.4. For a richer color, I repeated the previous step with seedless preserves though with a light hand this time.5. Remove the mask for the next step but keep it! Ink up the silhouette with black ink (I used black soot because it was there.) My image is Old Fashioned
Christmas by Sweet N Sassy.6. Go around the edges of the tag and follow the lines of the image somewhat with black soot.
7. Add the circle mask back over the moon. For blending purposes, go back again with chipped sapphire and again with black as needed to get desired results.8. Gently touch the ground with tumbled glass leaving white areas (it is a snowy ground). I used a paint brush to lightly brush on the darker blue under the trees for some shading but this can be tricky so skip if you want to.9. Remove the circle mask and apply the outside piece around the moon. Using the paper towel as a mask gently pounce the antique linen (I didn’t end up using the other one.)
10. Move the paper down and do the same thing in order to get a cloud like look.
11. I placed my hand over most of the silhouette (because I didn’t want to take the time to make another mask and I was ok if a little splatter got on it) I splattered some white paint over the background – it is stars or snow, either one, but it really adds to the look.
12. A white gel pen for some highlights on some of the branch tops (where the moonlight would hit) and some twine to loop through the hole finishes this one up.
I hope you were inspired! Next on the hop is Monika Davis with even more Christmas goodness! I hope you have lots of fun!
Thanks for hopping by!
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Christine Miller said:
Thank you for the wonderful tutorial for this lovely tag. The background is just stunning, and I love the use of your hand as a mask!
Jill Norris said:
This beautiful, Lyn! Thank you for sharing your tips and tricks to recreate this gorgeous tag.
Kelsey Thomas said:
Lovely ink blending for the background!
DANIELA CARDENAS said:
I love your tutorial. So beautiful!
Sharon Gullikson said:
Oh my gosh, i LOVE how you made the moon. I have been wanting a good moon stamp, but this is nicer as far as I am concerned….
This is really pretty! Thank you for sharing your process.
Oh how gorgeous!! This may well be my favorite project from the entire hop! Now I want that stamp set!
This is so GORGEOUS, Lyn! Loved seeing the process and can’t wait to try it. That night sky is amazing.
Just gorgeous!! And I love purple.
Cyndee Daugherty said:
What a beauty!
JoAnn Burnham said:
Thanks for sharing the tutorial on your beautifl tag.
Marisela Delgado said:
I LOVE tags and this one rocks!
Jana Gutsch said:
I love this idea, thank you for sharing
Carla Hundley said:
Gorgeous tag! Great
job inking it and a
Carla from Utah
Denise Ward said:
Whoa! This is spectacular!!! Really love this card!!
DJ Doss said:
Wow. So pretty. What a lovely night sky. I struggle with making a good moon like that. Well done!
Kathy J in Ellicott City said:
What a beautiful card! Great technique!
Patti J. said:
Great design! Love this – thanks for sharing!
Dee Earnshaw said:
sweet card – thanks for sharing how you made it – very inspiring
The moonlit night sky is just spectacular in your beautiful tag
Denise Bryant said:
Beautiful design for your tag! Love the colors and the pretty winter scene you created!
Such a pretty gift tag Lyn. Love the sponged background with the silhouette image. The scalloped edges look great.
Oh my goodness! I love the rich depth of color on your beautiful tag! Thanks for sharing your process … I’m now going to ‘need’ to give this a try!
DEBORAH A LOVE said:
Very, very beautiful! And thanks for the instructions!
Karen Decknick said:
Wow, this is gorgeous! They would also make great ornaments too.
Nancy Dempsey said:
Great tutorial and a beautiful gift tag. Thanks for sharing!
Sue D said:
Wonderful tag design with this night time scene.