I was asked by The Crafty Scrapper in Texas to be part of their 12 Tags of Christmas. The only rule was you needed to use a Mini Etcetera Tag (which is 8" tall). They are revealing the tags on their Facebook page each day leading up to Christmas!
Follow along and I'll show you how I created mine! (which I LOVE by the way)
As I said, I used a Mini Etcetera tag as the base for the project. I used Collage Medium to cover the tag with paper from the Christmas Paper Stash. A few pieces of ephemera from the Christmas pack were added before I painted on a thin coat of Collage Medium over the entire surface to seal. Once dry (I used a heat tool) I scribbled Walnut Stain Crayon over the ephemera and rubbed it with my damp fingertip to spread out the crayon.
Remember to wash your stencil right away or at least drop it into a tray of water till you can get to it.
To use the Collage Paper, paint a nice coat of Collage Medium over the surface of a Vignette Panel (when I say "nice", I mean you should be able to see the white of the glue). As I have said here before, the trick to using CP is getting enough glue under it so it go sheer when you add the CM over it. Wait for it to dry and then use a sander to remove the excess paper.
Adhere thin foam pads to the back of the Vignette Panel and add to the Mini Etcetera Tag.
Now for the focal point, I colored a Ruler piece with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, sprayed it with water and patted it dry. Once dry, I wiped Collage Medium over the surface to make the ink bloom (trust me on this). Dry with a heat tool then use pliers to break off each end of the Ruler Piece.
Color the word with a Picket Fence Distress Crayon and add it to the ruler with thick red craft string. I did add 1/2 of a foam square on the back of the Story Stick once I tied the bow.
This little guy is one of my favorites from the Paper Doll pack. He is going to be perfect for an idea I have. First a little Crayon for his cheeks (you know it's cold outside).
As you can see I have also colored a Mini Tree with Bundled Sage Distress Spray Stain, removed the base and given it a haircut so it lays flat. I also added a bit of fine mica flakes.
now carry on,