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Last Minute Christmas Tags

Y'all. It is ONE week until Christmas. Are you running behind like me? It seems like every year I have grand plans for what I am going to get done at Christmas and only about half gets finished each year. So of course I am making last minute Christmas Tags for my gifts. If you need some last minute tags yourself, these were fun to make (no stress) and were pretty quick all things considered.

I started heat embossing randomly on the background of my tags. Look how crisp and clean that looks!  I used Ann Butler Background Basics Stamp in Double Diamonds. I love this stamp it is so versatile!

Heat emboss as normal and look how shiny it gets. I am going to be using this as a resist so I used a clear embossing powder from ColorBox.

Now we want to add some color. I used Ann Butler's Crafter's ink by ColorBox in Limelight and Aquamarine. Using a dauber I applied one color at a time, randomly, until th entire tag was covered. I blended the inks just a bit where they overlapped, but be careful you don't over blend - that just makes mud.

Then just add your embellishments! I used some vintage sheet music torn into strips, chipboard pieces, and other random things I had in my Christmas embellishment box.

I love using stick pins on my tags. To see how I made this one check out my tutorial here.

Look how amazing the background is using the resist technique and then adding your inks.  I hope you give this a try!