Good morning friends. This weeks Make it Monday challenge has Melissa Phillip's showing her magic with partial die cuts on holiday tags. I can't resist anything Melissa does, and had a delightful time making Christmas tags using the "Basic Bookmark #3 Die".
I started with an extra heavy weight cardstock (it's almost like chipboard and had to use my metal shim to make it cut out!) and then stamped the bottom third with SU!'s "En Francais" background stamp in Crumb Cake ink, and then the music lines twice in black from PTI's "Songbirds" stamp set. Next I used some distress ink (TH - Antique Linen) on the edges of the bookmark to give it a bit more vintage look. I used the leaf die from "Songbirds" on kraft cs and the snowflake from "Phrase Play #9" stamp set on white card stock and then lined them up on the bookmark so that the edges were cut off when I ran it through my Cuttlebug again. (I also embossed some gold on the edges of the snowflake beforehand like we learned about a couple of MIM's ago!) I used a gold mirrored cs for the joy sentiment (PTI's Wet Paint Holiday Dies) and for the layer behind the bird die cut. I finished by adding a few rainstones (PTI) and some dyed to match seam binding ribbon and bakers twine. Here's a bit closer up view for you:
I also sprayed the heck out of the bookmark with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist, so it really, REALLY shimmers in real life! (wish I could figure out how to photograph that shimmer...grrrrr!) Anyways, super happy with how these bookmark tags turned out (I actually made 3 of them) and am excited to put them on special gifts this year! :0)
Make sure you check out Melissa's video and beautiful Christmas tag, and then play along. You can find all the info right here on Nichole's blog.
**Edited to add: It was suggested that I add this tag to Loll Thompson's "Twelve Tags of Christmas" challenge. Loll has some absolutely stunning tags on her blog already and it's only day 3! You can check it all out right here .
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day! :0)