I use an Inspiration Journal where I keep images and swatches of colours and try to match them up to the things I have in my stash.This particular spread was based around the two colour combinations which I just love for Christmas.
Pulling things out from my stash threw up some interesting finds. For example, I would never have thought to use the Teresa Collins Family Stories papers for a Christmas project but the colours just work perfectly here.
As I was making more than one tag I went for the masterboard technique for quickness and my first layer was to roll and swipe Dylusions paints across the surface.
turning the stencil over after each spray to stamp the remaining in onto the background. I added a few stars with of course Festive Berries Distress ink.
Once they were all cut into tags they started to look better.
I also added some stars to the background with Crackle texture paste by Finnabair then created a little cluster with a doily, lace, washi tape and cut star shapes from patterned paper.
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