Archival Festive Christmas Tags by Bobbi Smith
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Archival Festive Christmas Tags by Bobbi Smith

Archival Festive Christmas Tags by Bobbi Smith

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Holiday | Ranger | Tags

Bobbi Smith shares how she creates simple, festive holiday tags using Archival Inks. Learn simple stamping techniques to create gift tags that pop this holiday season.

  • Instructions
  • Hi everyone, Bobbi here! I’m so happy to be with you on the Ranger Projects Page today. I’m sharing these festive Archival Christmas Tags with a tutorial! Hope you’ll join me.

     

    Archival Ink Christmas Tag Step 1

    Step 1: Spritz tags and squares with water. Shake the Distress Oxide Spray vigorously to mix color well before each use. Then spritz Distress Oxide Pumice Stone Spray onto tags and squares. Dry with the Heat Tool.

    Archival Ink Christmas Tag Step 2

    Step 2: Spritz tags and squares with water. Shake the Distress Oxide Spray vigorously to mix color well before each use. Then spritz Distress Oxide Pumice Stone Spray onto tags and squares. Dry with Heat It Craft Tool.

    Archival Ink Christmas Tag Step 3

    Step 3: To add a little more distress, slowly squeeze large droplets of water onto colorized tags and squares using a Distress Sprayer. Dry with Heat Tool.

    Archival Ink Christmas Tag Step 4

    Step 4: You'll end up with something like this, a very subtle background to build your tags and squares.

    Archival Ink Christmas Tag Step 5

    Step 5: Using stamps from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Festive Overlay Stamp Set ink the “Deer” Stamp using Archival Coffee Ink Pad.  Stamp image onto a SCRAP PIECE OF PAPER. Then right away stamp the same deer image onto colorized tag WITHOUT REINKING. This is called second generation stamping and it gives a much softer background image, that isn't overpowering. Repeat this step with the additional five tags using different images from this stamp set and varying colors from the Winter Archival Ink Bundle.

    Archival Ink Christmas Tag Step 6

    Step 6: Ink the “Have a Wonderful Holiday Season” Stamp using the Archival Library Green Ink Pad. Then stamp phrase onto tag, centering over the deer. First generation stamping for the phrase, you want it to be nice and bold. Repeat this step with the additional five tags using different phrases from this stamp set and varying colors from the Winter Archival Ink Bundle.

    Archival Ink Christmas Tag Step 8

    Step 7: Ink the “Stripes” Background Stamp using the Archival Vermillion Ink Pad. Then stamp stripes background onto square. Repeat this step with the additional two squaresusing varying colors from the Winter Archival Ink Bundle.

     Archival Ink Christmas Tag Step 9

    Step 8: Cut 1-inch strips for bottom of tags using the stamped stripes. Tear bottom to expose a rough edge.

    Archival Ink Christmas Tag Step 10

    Step 9: Cut a 3 x 5 inch piece of Tim Holtz Distress Metallic Kraft-Stock and sand slightly to expose the underlying craft (make sure to protect craft area with scrap paper)

    Archival Ink Christmas Tag Step 11

    Step 10: Punch 6 snowflakes from the Metallic Kraft Stock using Tim Holtz Sizzix Snowflake Large Paper Punch.

    Archival Ink Christmas Tag Step 12

    Step 11: Shade all paper pieces along edges lightly with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and Blending Tool w/Foam.

    Archival Ink Christmas Tags

    Step12: (Optional-sew snowflake to striped stamped strips). Assemble tags using Letter It Black Adhesive Foam and Distress Collage Medium Matte.

     


    • Cindyann Whitney Whitney on

      On Bobbi’s blog, she always lists products used for projects, with pictures. It shows that she used Tim Holtz Sizzix STACKED TAGS Thinlits Die 663118, which includes a die for making the small circle with a hole in the center. Her blog is http://vintagemusedesigns.blogspot.com/

    • Brigit Hampel on

      Thank you for sharing the tutorial for these tags. The only thing I could not find in the instructions was the size of the tag you used. I would really appreciate the dimensions of the tag. Thanks.

    • Bettie on

      I like this tag project but how did Bobbi make the circles with the holes in the center! Thanks


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