Who better to share a fabulous scene tag than Kittie Caracciolo :-D The magic she works with diecuts is unmatched and if you have not yet found her blog from previous projects she has shared here in the CLASSroom you must run right over to her blog Kittie Krafts and see more of the beautiful scenes she shares on an almost daily basis!
Welcome Kittie! Once again a huge thanks to you for sharing how to create one of your magical scenes with our readers - this beautiful tag is a gift in and of itself!
Hello and welcome to the 5th day of 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist. I am so happy and honored to have been invited back as a guest to take part in this fun event.
I love making scenes with dies and especially for Christmas projects. I chose to create something soft, feminine and sparkly using the Deer Trio and Tree die. The white images against the soft blue background are so perfectly serene.
Apply adhesive to the bottom of each snow layer and attach to the base. The top portion of the layers need to be left free to tuck the images in behind.
Apply adhesive to the bottom tree trunk and a few rolled glue dots to the top trunk so it can be held in place but look free from the background.
Hint….I like using tiny rolled up Glue Dots instead of mounting tape to secure delicate pieces like branches and foliage. I keep the 1/8”, 3/16” and 3/8” on hand all the time. I pick the dot up off the roll using the pointed tip of my paper piercer and gently roll the ball. I don’t handle it too much as the oil from my fingers can ruin the stickiness. If I need adhesive to pop up a really thin piece like the tips of the branches I roll the dot into a thin line of adhesive. This method works great even with the tiny 1/8” dot.
Cut the deer apart, apply adhesive and tuck in behind the snow layers. I rolled a few glue dots and attached to the back of the larger deer to secure them to the snow layer but still let them stand free.
Before moving on let me say that a smart person would have applied all the glitter before building the scene. Duh!! That sheds a little light on me. LOL!
Lightly apply glossy accents to the image. Do small areas at a time as the glue dries fairly quickly.
Slather it around with your finger. Hint…. keep baby wipes close by.
Lightly sprinkle glitter over the glued area, turn the tag over and shake off excess. Repeat until you are happy. I love lots of glitter and get into the “I can’t stop” mode every time I play with it.
I hope my sparkly and nature inspired snowy scene tag has inspired you to get out your dies, a tag and some glitter and give this a try.
Please help us thank Kittie for her sparkly, yet serene, beautiful winer scene, as well as for the many tutorials she has shared on her blog! Leave your comment below to be eligible for the random drawing of the $25 gift certificate to our store www.ellenhutson.com - be certain to do so before noon on December 13th to be eligible (one comment per person please.) Thank you for joining us here again today and don't forget to share the tags you create after being inspired by our 12 Tags series and link them in the post above!