Friday, 2 December 2011

Christmas 2011 - Tag 2 - Kraft Resist

Well today's tag from Tim Holtz used kraft resist paper and I don't have any, but I do have all the ingredients and have been meaning to have a go at making my own for ages. (Ingredients: Kraft paper, Graphics Fairy vintage music image, Christmas stamps & acrylic block, archival ink, clear embossing powder, clear embossing ink & heat gun). Just print the music image on the kraft paper, cut to size, add any stamping with archival ink, allow to dry thoroughly, then stamp & emboss other images in clear (including a Christmas sentiment down the right hand side).

"Tag 2"

The kraft resist paper was then stained opaque white with picket fence stain and decorated with distress inks & Perfect Pearls. Since I was embossing anyway, I added a few embossed snowflakes over the white stain before colouring.

"Iron Fence edge"

In place of canvas & grungepaper, a piece of embossed white card was stuck to empty cat food box and used to diecut both the reindeer and the only "On the Edge" die I have. The edge was then coloured with distress inks and, in place of gold paint, was given a rub over with gold Perfect Pearls. Some gold flower brads were added.


A length of lace was coloured with distress inks, twisted and glued into a circle with glossy accents, then slipped over Rudolph's neck (sorry, I just couldn't resist the red nose which is just a tiny blob of red glitter glue! I'm a sucker for Rudolph :))

"Lace and charm"

Some more lace was coloured to match the card and tied into the top of the tag. A Christmas tree charm was threaded through a small length of mini-gold tinsel (thanks Linda) and tied to the lace. The tree was decorated with tiny blobs of glitter glue for baubles.

Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings :)

Entered for the following challenge:
Fairy Tale Challenge - Christmas


  1. This is incredible Maddy. I love your version of the Kraft Resist paper, its looks fantastic. Brilliant Tag Maddy, I really love it. Lee xx

  2. A gorgeous tag,I love

  3. stunning! Love your 'modifications'.

  4. oh thiis brilliant hun love your take on tims tags,hugs cherylxxxxx

  5. Your Tag looks so very beautifull and stunning! I love the colours and the diecute shape! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  6. Stunning - I just love the faded blue. (via Graphics Fairy)

  7. I have shared it on my Facebook page, Maddy:


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