Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Nativity Gift Tags

Today I'm playing along with two challenges, the Holiday Gift Tag Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and Hero Arts' Stamp Your Story Inspiration Challenge.


Well the sun may be splitting the stones outside but with the release of Holiday Cards and More I'm already thinking of Christmas, and a good thing too as I'm usually rushing at the last minute with Christmassy bits and pieces! I love the cover on the magazine and can't wait to get my hands on it so I can see what else is inside!

I'm thinking of wrapping some Christmas presents in plain white paper embossed with snowflake and for a few will steer away from the usual Christmas colours. So going away from traditional colours, I made some gift tags that were inspired by this gorgeous and fun Halloween card created by Kelly Rasmussen. I just love the fabulous sky Kelly created as well as the colour combination and silhouettes against the sky.

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Stamps (Hero Arts) - Special Delivery & Greatest Gift

I wanted the tags to have a similar shape to The Stations of The Cross in our local church, so to start with I die cut the windows using Spellbinders Window One die, and cut off the pieces in the middle that I didn't want. Then I applied distress inks (mustard seed, dried marigold, spiced marmalade and barn door) to cream card and sprinkled some water on it. Once dry I cut out panels, stamped the scenes and adhered the panels behind the windows. To finish I just added a tiny star rhinestone to the centre tag and added string to them all.

13 comments:

Barb said...

Wow, Heather! Brilliant idea for the shape of these gorgeous tags! Love your beautiful shading!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Heather, these are so gorgeous! Beautiful shape, colors, and love the sentiments too!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Heather, these are stunning! Love the sky background. Gorgeous.

Carol McCready said...

These are beautiful.

Trinh said...

These are stunners, Heather! You are rockin' the MFW challenges!

Kim M said...

Heather, these are are gorgeous! Love the "starry night" background. :-)

Dawn Turley said...

what a stunning set Heather. Clever idea to use the die cut windows for your tags.

Kate said...

Absolutely love these stained glass beauties !!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What beautiful tags, Heather - just love the vibrant orange background! And how fun to use those windows!!

Lin said...

Heather, these are so magical! These will be treasured! Love how they came out!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh my, I can't tell you how much I love these tags!! The non-traditional color is so refreshing, yet still looks unmistakeably Christmas. I can see where you'd get the Stations of the Cross from this set too. Really wonderful tags!

Cath said...

Hey Heather! Thanks for linking this up to the Holiday Gift Tag Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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