11 December 2013

The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 5

Hi everyone. How frustrating! This card was completed yesterday but the Stickles took until this morning to dry. Never mind, it's done now.

Which bits of Linda's tag inspired me? I started with the same background, a manilla tag, a combo of brown Distress Inks blended over some Coffee Archival stamping (a holly design Texture Tread) and stencilling. The garlands are also a direct copy of the gorgeous originals.

Then it was a question of how to tackle the rest. The TH mini blueprint Christmas images didn't seem to fit so I searched out a Creative Expressions pine needles stamp and created a garland base.

For the main garland of holly I took inspiration from Linda by using corrugated card (and Coredinations card) inked and spritzed with Biscotti Perfect Pearls. I also added crinoline holly leaves but felt the lack of colour and went with Victorian Velvet to stain them. Finally some embossed card coloured with Tarnished Brass paint was die cut and sanded back a little.

The garland was finished with those pesky Stickles berries, a dyed seam binding double bow, and of course the obligatory sentiment. And then it was matted and layered to frame the panel.

That's it for number 5, and number 6 is drying as we speak (oh yes, the pace is relentless) as is my 'not a tag' version of Tim's final 2013 tag. Plenty to see over the coming few days.
For now take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


  1. So charming Jenny! Love the warm colors and the charming garland! The offset white space and sentiment tag look very classy and the overall effect is wonderful!!!

  2. Jenny this is gorgeous, amazing textures, and colours ! What a rascal you are ! Thank you for your support
    Toni xx

  3. Beautiful card, Jenny - i love those colours and so much to see! xxx Keren

  4. Another lovely card Jenny, I like the combination of materials you have used for all the different leaves. I used stickles on a workshop once in the early days and could not believe how long they took to dry, never again unless I can leave them overnight, or use them very sparingly. Hugs Mo x

  5. Wow Jenny! Love this colour combination and what you have done in this take of the tag! Reminds me of a box of VERY expensive chocolates! Chrisx

  6. Worth waiting for - another brilliantly conceived and composed card, Jenny - and the colours are great together.
    Alison x

  7. The mix of textures is sublime!

  8. Your card is gorgeous Jenny, it was worth waiting for the Stickles to dry, the berries look beautiful. Love the corrugated leaves and the absolutely gorgeous bow. Hugs, Anne x

  9. Lovely colours and textures on this one, Jenny
    Rosie x

  10. Wow, I'm missing words, that's an amazing card.

  11. Divine card Jenny, I love the rich colours and fabulous textures with the fabulous holly leaves and gorgeous garland. Beautiful.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  12. Just love all the different textures you have die cut from, makes a wonderful card :)
    Von ♥

  13. Fantastic card-I love the ribbon bow and the cut out ones-it all seems to come together so well

    Chrissie x

  14. Jenny...your cards are always so wonderful! I love this Christmas card you've made, too. Thanks for the very sweet message you left on my blog. :)<3 Candy

  15. Brilliant, love everything about it.

    Patricia xx

  16. My goodness your interpretation of Linda's tags are awesome, this is another winner, love the colours. X

  17. I wish you could hear me sighing - my ahhs and ohhhs are worth more than any words I could come up with. You are the "man"!!!
    Merry Christmas-

  18. Beautiful card Jenny, love the colours you've used and your wreath is fabulous ! Sue C x

  19. Okay, you are just spitting out one beauty after another. How are you doing that??? I'm in awe :)

    This is absolutely lovely - the different holly leaves that make up the wreath are just delightful - love the textures and colors. And the Wendy stencil strips are such a perfect touch here. Super Christmas card - keep up the great work!



Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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