Warm Wishes on Christmas Eve

OCC2011Dec24Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukah!  Today at Our Creative Corner our theme is Home for Holidays.

Our host, Sharon Wheet, asks that we look around our own homes for inspiration and create something with a bit of sparkle or glimmer.

With all the decorations out for Christmas, I had a lot of inspiration.  It was hard to choose, but I kept coming back to all the holiday cards arriving in the mail, and all the warm wishes extended between friends and family.

On Wednesday I was able to watch a class on my computer, taught live from Germany by the very talented and funny Nat Kalbach.

Nat inspired me to try her masking technique. First I stamped the tag using lots of Tim Holtz stamps and Ranger distress inks.  Then I arranged the little MM alpha letter words and covered them with torn masking tape.  Check out Nat’s site for a whole tutorial.

The chipboard letters are sprayed with Color Wash and stamped with a honeycomb pattern, then embossed twice with UTEE.   I wanted to do a spray over the masked words (my wishes) OCC2011Dec241but I didn’t want to lose all that layered stamping on the tag itself, so I went with one of the lightest sprays I have – Butterscotch Color Wash.

Here’s a pic of the background before the mist and a close-up on the letters.

I added some of Tim’s metal flower parts and a few brads, then roughed up the edges before tying on the ribbon.

Simon Says Stamp & Show is wrapping up a Tim Holtz theme this weekend.

Thanks so much for visiting.  I wish each of you the happiest of holidays.  If you have time to play during the week, I hope you’ll join us at Our Creative Corner.











Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Wow, that rocks. Fantastic background and colors. Love the glossy letters.

  2. 2amscrapper says:

    great tag and wonderful techniques! Hope you had a great Christmas! Happy New Year!

  3. oh this is funky- loooove it! Awesome tag- you rock! Merry Christmas Hon!!!

  4. Hi Marjie! Oh my gosh! I love the background of this tag! It’s awesome! And then I love how you put the sentiments on it! That is a great idea! I LOVE your chipboard letters “WISH” and how you finished them out as well! It’s a really wonderful tag! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Merry Christmas! <3 Candy

  5. Love your tag. The bright green is gorgeous! Happy Holidays to you!

  6. Another amazing tag from the Queen of Tags (yes, that is you!!!)
    Marjie, Warmest Wishes from me to you.

  7. Gorgeous tag! Love the colours! Happy Christmas! x

  8. Happy Holidays! Valerie