Drum roll please, '*********' for my final '12 Tags of Christmas' tag.
This is a challenge set by Linda Coughlin, The Funkie Junkie, and is generously sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Each week Linda has created a gem of a tag to inspire us and a whole host of talented peeps have played along to create some fab projects.
Linda's red/gold background inspired me for this one and I stumbled on a fab technique for this purely by chance. Take Mulberry paper, stamp with VersaMark (or other embossing medium) pour on embossing powder (in this case Cosmic Shimmer gold) and heat. It melts beautifully into the paper so you get a faded jacquard fabric feel rather than something shiny. Note - the paper does shrink slighty.
My 'cream' centre is composed of an image posted by Linda a couple of weeks ago - I love it so much it had to be used again - and another of Astrid's vintage postcard images. Astrid has been playing along with Linda's challenge too, so take the chance to catch up on her gems. I loved Linda's poinsettia but have yet to acquire her wonderful crinoline, so a stamped/layered image was used instead.
And to top off this vintage tag some lace and ribbon. There. Done. It has been great playing along with Linda's challenge, pushing me in unexpected directions, and has seriously helped get the cards done this year. As well as entering Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge 12, it will also by entered for the latest Frilly and Funkie Challenge - Make It A Tag.
Now, before I go I want to share one last card - this one arrived in the post from my wonderful crafting friend Anne, and oh boy what a gem it is!
How cool is that. Thanks Anne. I'm still smiling from ear to ear:)
Time to go and get some sleep, but I just want to take another opportunity to say a huge thankyou to everyone who visits/leaves comments. You are all wonderful. Hugs, Jenny x