Saturday, November 23, 2013

Holiday Tags.....{MCT Designers Challenge}

Hi everyone!!!
I just wanted to pop in with a quick weekend post to share some Christmas tags I made for tag swap I am doing. I was pretty excited to see that My Creative Time's Designer Challenge was for Holiday Tags so I get to enter these over there as well. I ended up making 12 of these and LOVE the way they turned out!
I sure hope you do as well!
What do you think??? I love the chalkboard technique and if you have not tried it yet you really need to give it a go. It is fun and easy and gives a different kind of something to your projects!! 
I used the Just Tags dies and white and chalkboard paper for the tag bases. Then using the Just for You stamp set I embossed the sentiment onto the tag.  For the chalkboard look I took some Frost White pigment ink, a makeup sponge and began my technique.  I inked the edges and lightly brushed the ink over the embossed sentiment. Using a clean edge of the makeup sponge, I wiped the extra ink off the tag and the embossed image and smeared the ink further to give some lighter and darker area.
To finish up my tags, I added some stickles to look like the Christmas ornaments on the tree, green buttons from my stash, some red May Arts ribbon from Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions and bows using Totally White Trendy Twine.
Here is one set of the 12 I made. I just love the way they turned out and hope the the girls who get these love them as well!!

That is all I have to share with you today.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT rest of your weekend!!!

Entering this into the following challenges:
My Creative Time~Designers Challenge-Holiday Tags
Ribbon Carousel Blog~Holiday's and Celebrations
Just B Creative Crazy~ November Linky
Word Art Wednesday~ Anything Goes
Everyday is an Occasion~Sunday Funday #15


  1. love love the chalkboard look! And the ornaments are the perfect touch! Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge. :)

  2. These are gorgeous, love the chalkboard look!

  3. All you sweeties who love the chalkboard didn't have to clean it every day for 12 years. It is a very nostalgic technique I do use it, all the while tasting chalk dust. Cleaning the brushes was even worse. ha ha ha on use old folks. We love seeing your art and are very we are very thankful that you have taken time to visit us.
    Abundant Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. These are just gorgeous Jessica! What a fun technique - love these darling tags!

  5. Wow!! Such Beautiful tags!!! I absolutely LOVE them!!!
    Have a wonderful day my creative friend,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenge Blog ♥

  6. Those tags turned out really pretty Jessica!

  7. These turned out awesome! I love the chalkboard technique! I really need to give that a try! You are always so inspiring Jess!
    I am sure who ever you give the tags to will love them!
    Have a super evening!

  8. You just gave me inspiration to use my chalkboard papers I purchased months ago. These look awesome. Thanks for sharing.
    Happily Scrapbooking My Memories

  9. These are fabulous, Jessica!! I love the chalkboard look!! I have some of the paper and have never used have inspired me!! Love these my friend - they are awesome!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Wow! I want to make some chalkboard tags now, but I doubt mine will be as cute as yours.

  11. I love this technique - very cute!

  12. Fabulous tags and love the ribbon you have used! TFS

  13. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the sentiment, and showcasing it in chalkboard style makes it all the more beautiful!

  14. Jessica ~ COMPLETELY GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE that stamp and how you did it on black paper! Then the subtle details ~ BEATIFUL! Thanks for always joining us over at My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge!

  15. Fantastic tags. LOVE the chalkboard technique. Great lil rhinestone accents. Thanks for linking up in November’s Just Because Linky Party!!

    Be blessed, Beckie
    Just B Creative Crazy Blog
    Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions Blog

  16. WOW! love these tags and that ribbon!!

  17. Beautiful Tags my friend, Love everything about this.

  18. These tags are amazing, Jessica!! I LOVE the look of the chalkboard technique.. you do it perfectly!! I hope to give it a try one day. :)
    You have definitely inspired me.
    Have a Happy Crafty Day!!!

  19. Ohhhh, these really are gorgeous! I love your chalkboard technique and the ornament stickles are just the perfect touch!