As a starting point, I selected my Clearly Wordsworth Classic Christmas set by RubberSoul. What did I discover? A THREE holly leaf & berry stamp and a THREE hanging ornament stamp! PERFECT for today's challenge! Reaching outside my comfort zone, I decided to use distress inks, spritzed with water, and laying the white cardstock tag onto the ink, pressing somewhat to create a tag background and dried with a heat embossing gun. Joan from Joan's Gardens demonstrated this technique at her gathering in August. I admit I've a hard time starting out with this type of base to build a creation! I LOVE how it turned out, talk about simple, easy and fun! All distress inks and supplies are listed at the end of this post!
I think this is my favorite tag of the trio. At first look, I would not have picked this tag base as a favorite, but after stamping the THREE holly leaf & berry stamp THREE times, I knew this was a going to have a great feel. The "to" and "from" stamps a perfect size, and being individual stamps allows the ability to move them around on your creations. I moved "from" over more to the left of the tag on this one! Gotta love that!
For this particular tag, I only pressed the base into one color distressed ink. Using the ends of the holly stamp to create a top stamped edge created the perfect hanging point for the THREE hanging ornament stamp!
I stamped the THREE hanging ornament stamp THREE times for this tag. Each tag sports a snowflake with buttons and adhesive gems. This helps tie the colors together. Plus a simple embellishment adds that extra dimensional charm to the tags. Each snowflake has stickles for a little shine. So there you have it! THREE tags, using a THREE holly leaves & berries stamp, a THREE hanging ornament stamp, and two of the tags are stamped THREE times! I think I got the challenge down this week! How about you giving it a try? You can play along, as many times as you want, whenever you want! Just use keyword ssnotime159 if you upload to a public forum, and remember to upload over on Sharon's Mr Linky!
Thank YOU, Thank YOU, Thank YOU for stopping by! (I couldn't resist thanking in THREES!) I appreciate your visits and comments! It makes my day! Take good care!
Check out how the Stamp Simply designers create in THREES this week! Sharon Johnson, No Time To Stamp? Off tonight- Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat. Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty AJ Otto: The Willow Garden Off tonight-Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color Jerri Kay Jimenez: Touch of Grace, October Guest Designer
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ STAMPS: Cleary Wordsworth "Classic Christmas" by Rubbersoul (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) PAPER: October Afternoo Report Card & Road Map, Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage, Basic Grey Cappella (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) INK: Memento Tuxedo Black (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Tim Holtz Tattered Rose, Old Paper, Faded Jeans, Frayed Burlap, Shabby Shutters Distress Inks (Joan's Gardens) OTHER: Kaiser Adhesive Rhinestones (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), MarveyUchida Mega Scallop Circle punch, Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, Copic Markers, Misc buttons, Mini Spritzer (Joan's Gardens), Silk Ribbon (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)