This year we have a brand new guest joining us for the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist. Dawn Woleslagle is incredibly talented and so well known for her crazy-good and over-the-top impressive watercoloring skills! So it was a wonderful and unexpected surprised to see the clean contemporary style she is sharing with us here today. It is obvious that no matter the style this lady rocks it!!
You can see more of what I am talking about on her blog Stamp Away With Me, where Dawn shares some pretty spectacular projects!
Thank you Dawn for sharing your creativity with us today - you certainly know how to make a project sparkle with feminism! We appreciate you joining in the fun!!
Hello! I am very honored and excited to have been invited to play along in the CLASSroom during the 12 Tags of Christmas series!
If I had to guess, I’d say I’ve become know for either soft florals or watercolored pieces. So…I thought I’d go full tilt in the other direction today and bring you something graphic and sophisticated.
I started by stamping the striped background of my base tag in Versamark ink and heat embossing it with gold embossing powder. Don’t forget to give the whole tag a once over with an embossing powder tool to eliminate static before stamping.
Next I focused on building the small tag embellishment. I die cut 2 smaller tags, one from white and one from black card stock using the Wplus9 Timeless Tags 2 die.
Because, I just can’t resist, I added splatters of gold to the white tag using Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold. You could also use Hero Arts Gold Shimmer Spray for similar results.
While that dries, we can go ahead and take care of the rest of the die cutting.
I die cut three snowflakes from gold foil paper using the Wplus9 Snowflake Trio die, and the word “sparkle” from white cardstock using the Wplus9 Sparkle & Shine Trio die.
To add a little sparkle literally, I covered the word in some Tim Holtz Distress Stickles Dry Glitter.
Now all we have to do is put it all together.
Use a strong adhesive to adhere the two small tags together, slightly offsetting them and thread with twine. Adhere the largest snowflake directly to the tag and then adhere the word die cut using clear foam tape.
Tip: Clear foam tape is perfect for intricate die cuts. You don’t have to fuss with cutting the foam tape into tiny pieces because it is clear and won’t be noticeable in your finished product.
To pull it all together, I adhered the small tag embellishment to the front of the large gold embossed tag. And finally, I tucked the smaller snowflake behind the small tags at the bottom left corner and added the smallest snowflake to the top left corner.
And that’s it! I hope that you enjoyed today’s tag. I have been kind of obsessed with gold this season and particularly love it when paired with a graphic design.
Thanks for having me - and Happy Holidays!
- Finished Tag – 5 ¼ x 2 5/8”