Well, I've done it, all 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style the challenge which is run by Linda Coughlin, and sponsored by theFunkie Junkie Boutique.
Not in order, but when you have all 12 to pick from because you start at the end.......well,
I followed Linda's inspiration of the white card dipped in Tarnished Brass stain and for a bit of extra sparkle I also dipped the Kraft card before die cutting the holly from the Holiday greens Thinlits. The vintage seam binding (60's dressmakers seam binding from stash) also got the dipping treatment. I stamped a Gothic script with Potting Soil Archival, but when I layered my kraft card over, I felt as though the size of the script was too big. I gold embossed the die cuts, distressing the gold EP and heat setting before placing them back inside the cut out. I die cut a further couple of kraft holly springs and pressed them into Versamark, lightly sprinkled on gold EP for a more distressed look and again heat embossed. The sentiment is part of the same Gothic script stamp, gold embossed and fussy cut. I left this one till last to make as I wasn't happy with the script stamp that I had, but in the end I love the way it turned out.
I took inspiration from Linda's blue background, with a little Brushed Pewter paint smearing, some stamped snowflakes in silver and heat embossed. A glittered die cut deer and glittered snow words and a layered die cut snowflake. This is quite sparkly, but so difficult to photograph.
I followed Linda's inspiration for the base and folds of the tag, and again decided to make this into a gift card/money wallet, hence the little pocket, which was dry brushed with Tarnished Brass paint and stamped with fern green. I used an oval Nestie to cut the top opening. Again I decorated a little kraft envelope. Using leftovers from the pocket I die cut the greeting from the handwritten holiday words, added gold twine and a little bell.
That's it, all 12 complete, wasn't sure if I would really manage it with so little time - a bit stressful when I should be busy doing other things - but I am so pleased that I did manage to complete and on time. I really enjoyed the challenge and it was nice to use someone else's ideas and inspirations, so a big 'Thank You' to Linda for all the wonderful inspiration you've given for this challenge and for the prizes she is offering.
Most of my cards were already written out before I started this challenge, so I now have a good start on next year's cards!
Thanks for all the positive comments you've left each day, I do appreciate it.
Now to organise Christmas,