Our 24 tags of Christmas: Each day we will feature a new tag, starting on the 2nd of December , with amazing techniques on the Gecko Galz Blog site. And each day we will give away a FREE digital stamp just for visiting and following our design team member who is featured that day....but wait there is one more little fun twist to this each week --we will do a random drawing for everyone who took part that week i.e. followed the blog and requested a stamp and that lucky person will win a fabulous prize of the week as part of our Christmas spectacular!
And I'm linking up to Unruly PaperArts blogozine Twelve Days of Christmas Link Up Party.
I have a personal collection of nesting dolls so I was unable to resist making a tag with this image from this month's From Russia With Love collage sheet.
From Russia With Love collage sheet
Large tag 10.5 x 5 inches (I cut to size a piece of Crate Paper "Restoration Collection: Fringe")
sentiment stamp (I used a rubber stamp from Artistic Stamper "Snowy Woods" plate.
black ink Sharpie marker
foam tape and/or foam squares
The technique I'm showcasing is paper layering.
Crop doll from collage sheet and resize four times. (My largest doll is 4 inches tall.)
Print dolls. I printed the second doll twice. I printed the first and second roses twice.
Fussy cut dolls and extra roses.
Edge dolls and roses with black Sharpie.
Decorate the background of a large tag or cut a tag from patterned card stock.
Using foam tape on back of largest doll, adhere to tag. Adhere a rose with foam squares.
Using foam tape, adhere remaining 3 dolls.
Returning to second doll, adhere a second doll with foam tape. Adhere a second rose with foam tape. This image now has 3 layers and "stands out" from the others.
A side view will demonstrate the layering. The dolls literally "pop" off the tag.
Stamp a sentiment.
To add interest, I fussy cut the top of my tag along the scallop pattern and added trim to the bottom to "anchor" the dolls.
I chose trims that I felt matched the heritage of fabrics and materials from this part of the world.
I'm entering these challenges:
All Crafts Challenge for Dec/Jan: Not a card
Craft Hoarders Anonymous: Celebrate the Season due Dec 14
Disclaimer: I've had a couple of comments about my coloring. I want to clarify that these images are from Gecko Galz and I did not color them. I have not mentioned coloring or use of markers in my description but felt I should address this misconception since I entered this in some challenges.