I'm hooked this week on Dee's ATC Christmas set. :o) I used Blending Blox, markers, embossing, and glitter pens to create colorful gift tags. I used the same technique from the Embossed Tree post for stamping in VersaMark first, then blending blox. I also used markers and glitter pens to add some detail and sparkle. After all the coloring and embossing, I cut them out. I especially like how the Santa face turned out. I stamped the image in Encore gold and embossed it with clear embossing powder, then used Copics to add some color to his face - making his cheeks rosie and eyes brown. I used a white gel pen for the highlight in his eyes and Crystal Lacquer on the spectacles. He's so cute! I love the deisgn of his beard. If I didn't already have this set, I'd buy it right now, just for Santa's face! (have you ever done that? Bought a stamp set a second time because you forgot you had it already? I did that ONE time. I gave the second set away as a gift. :o)
I also love the little holly leaf and berries. With Dee's solid stamp deigns it so easy to blend colors right on the stamp and create a pretty blended image. I stamped the holly leaf and berries directly on the tag and trimmed it in gold leaf pen.
I hand wrote the "To:" and "From:" with coordinating pens and markers. After I completed all the tags. I ran them through my Xyron sticker machine so they can easily be placed on packages. Just peel and stick! For the wrapping process at my house my husband and I have an assembly line. This is a process improvement over last year. The assembly line would get bogged down during the tagging implementation. This will make it a snap!
STAMPS: Dee Gruenig's ATC Christmas mini set (Sunday International) PAPER: Neenah Solar White (Ellen Hutson, LLC) INK: Marvy Blending Blox Shades of Purple, Shades of Olive, Shades of Blue, Shades of Gold; VersaMark, Stampin' Up! (SU!) Craft ink real red; Encore ultimate metallic gold and silver ACCESSORIES: Crystal Laquer, SU!
Clear Embossing Powder, embossing Buddy, and whole punch; Marvey LePlume markers, Krylon silver, copper, and gold leafing pen, Nestabiliities die, xyron sticker machine, white gel pen, Sakura glitter and metaliic pens, Copic Markers 0, E31, E79, RV11