Hi! Can you believe it’s the end of December!! I love the changing seasons and when the weather forecast starts telling me that it’s going to be cold outside I start singing the matching song….lol. So for this step-by-step post, I wanted to make something with a Christmas / Winter theme to help you creative souls get in the Christmas mood. So collect your favorite Lindy’s Gang winter colors and join me in creating this fun tag!
First, you need to collect some pretty Lindy’s Magicals or Sprays and embossing powders. You could use Pinterest to search for inspirational color combo’s. I love to use a Turquoise / Purple combo for my winter projects.
I grabbed two pieces of cardboard and two pieces of paper and some snowflake chippies, then I glued the paper on top of the cardboard tags and added a thin layer of Clear Gesso. It adds some strength to the paper so that when using water the paper won’t curl as quickly.
I’ve used a pretty patterned stencil and added some Masking Fluid using a sponge (the masking fluid acts as a resist).
Let the masking fluid dry completely and then sprinkled some Magical powder on the tag.
I used quite a lot of water and dried it using a paper towel and then a heat-tool.
I decided I wanted to experiment with Nuvo Expanding Mousse and my Lindy’s Embossing Powder. That didn’t quite work out as I thought…lol.
However, it did turn out very pretty so I decided to use it anyway. There are no mistakes in Art only Creative Accidents!!
I sprinkled a bit of Magical powder on the second tag and dried it using my heat tool. Don’t you just love the way both of these tags turned out?
I’m in love with the shimmer that the Magicals gave them, perfect for my winter theme!
I played a little more with my embossing powders and created some extra details using Texture Paste and Silver Moon Mistletoe Embossing Powder.
I gave the pieces of chipboard some color using some of the most fabulous sprays from LIndy’s.
After they dried, I melted a bit of Madonna Robe blue Gold on top and sprinkled to Ultra Thick embossing powder on top to give them more of an ice-like texture.
I’ve used Distress Oxide Ink to color the edges, to make the tags ‘pop’ a little more.
I’ve glued everything together using my Glue Gun and I’ve used an old-school Dymo to create the ‘Winter is Coming’ text. Can you believe I’ve never even seen Game of Thrones?!
I decided I wanted to add a piece of seam binding and to make sure it would match with the tag I colored it using Moon Shadow Mist Sprays. When you soak them in ink, crinkle them and dry them using a heat tool they get this weathered vintage look, which I really love.
I love the not-so-traditional colors and I’m still very happy with how these (or is it this tag) tags, turned out. I’d love to hear what you guys think.
- Sprays – Tea Pot Purple, Ocean Breeze Blue, Urban Amethyst, Bachelor Button Blue, Royal Peacock
- Magicals – Tea Pot Purple, Steampunk Sepia, Tainted Love Teal, Midnight Rendezvous Raven, Silent Night Silver
- Embossing Powders – Madonna Robe Blue Gold, Silver Moon Mistletoe, Silver Moon Turquoise
- Cardboard, AB Studio paper, Chipboard pieces, masking stencil, masking fluid, UTEE, Oxide ink, Crop-a-Dile