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I used PTI's Basic Bookmark #2 die as my starting point for my tag and came up with this:
I used SU!'s Sheet Music background stamp with kraft ink to stamp my tag, and then stamped over that with another SU! favorite of mine called Ornamental Pine. I did put the pine branch in my MISTI and then inked it up using markers and then spritzing with water before stamping on the tag, to give the water colored look. Next I stamped 3 snowflakes from Penny Black's Winter Joy stamp set in Cocoa Bean ink and then used a liberal dose of WOS on them.
Next I added a pair of birds from my beloved PTI Brushed Birds stamp set using Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, & Cocoa Bean inks. The smallest bird is pop dotted for some dimension. I finished with a die cut sentiment from Penny Black called Rejoice, some Rainstones (PTI), and a little bit of sponging around the edges using Vintage Photo DI. Oh, and tied the top with some brown & white gingham ribbon and a piece of rustic twine.
Make sure you check out all the GORGEOUS inspiration from Loll and all her special guest designers, and then play along. It's a perfect way to get in the Christmas spirit and plus have some lovely tags made ahead of time to use on your packages. Check it all out right HERE.
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Gorgeous tag Marcia!! Love the layered stamping to create such beauty AND dimension! Your birds are the sweetest!! Thanks for Guest Designing at TTOC 2018! xx
Beautiful Rejoice Christmas tag, Marcia. I love your layered stamping and colors for your tag. Perfect for your beautiful and sweet red Winter birds. Wonderful choice of ribbon and twine too. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy
Your tag is gorgeous Marcia, I love the stamped layers and those little birds are so cute xx
Such a beautiful tag and love the layering of the stamping on the background. Wonderful birds and the colour combination shouts out Christmas to me and is absolutely gorgeous X
Marcia your tag is just beautiful, love the layers behind your cute birds and that 'Rejoice' die is fabulous, love it
Oh Marcia, all of your tags are so awesome. I am so in awe of you. And your bag turned out so cute too. I may have to hire you to make me tags. Lol...
Beautiful tag! I love those sweet birds and all the stamping and sponging that add so much interest to the background.
Love those sweet birds! Beautiful tag!
Your tag just exudes the warmth of the holiday season, Marcia! I love everything about it, but your choice of "Rejoice" just makes the whole tag sing!! ❤Hugs, Darnell
What a fabulous tag! Love the combination of stamps you used including the music background and the pine branch. The birds are just charming on this. Your embellishments are super. I respect anyone who can die cut those thin sentiments without having a warped mess like I do. Beautifully done.
Such a beautiful tag, Marcia! I love that you layered stamps (sheet music, watercolored-look pine branch, and snowflakes) and sponged around the edges to give a sense of warmth. The birds are sooo sweet and I love the colors! The die-cut sentiment, Rejoice, going off the edges is a really nice touch!
Stunning tag, Marcia - just love that birdie pair with all your other layers and details!!
Love, love, love these birds, Marcia! They look quite happy on the pine branch! Love the soft stamping of the music score. It makes me think of the birds singing. A lovely tag, my friend!
I love those cute little birds Marcia, they look so perfect against all those layers of stamping. I love both the musical score and the pine needles :)
Why not ask you? you are the queen of tags! These are lovely!!
Gorgeous, Marcia ... wonderful collage stamping ... and so beautifully detailed ... those snuggling little birds are just so sweet! Congratulations on Guest Designing with Loll again for her 12 Tags event! Hugs, Anita :)
This tag looks really vintage Marcia with the brown blended ink and snowflakes with the green foliage, and the little bright red birds really pop over the top. I love the brown gingham ribbon with the string as a finishing touch, and a gorgeous die cut sentiment too. x
Your bright red birds are so sweet perched on the pine branch and backed by music paper Marcia - what a lovely tag!
Oooh, I just love this beautiful tag Marcia! The music print with the pine topped with those delightful birds (that I just had to have and barely use) is beautiful!!
Love the layered stamping for you background. The pop of red birds just compliments that neutral toned tag. Lovely xx
Adore those Brushed Birds~this is amazing, Marcia! Can't wait to get my hands on these stamps so I can CASE your gorgeous tags and cards!
Shhh, don't tell my Song Birds ;-)
Oh my how beautiful is this! I love the fancy rejoice die cut and the wispy pine behind your pretty little bird. Everything flows together perfectly!
Stunning tag! Love it all!
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