Saturday, 19 November 2011

Creative Expressions - Stylish Christmas #4

For my final project with this set Stylish Christmas 1 I have made a tag. I wanted to use the tree on the set. I cut out a tag from mount board and blended 3 colours of Distress inks (Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Pine Needles).
I then used the flourish stamp with Versamark spritzed with water to stamp onto the background. It lifts off some of the colour to leave a negative resist. I use this technique a lot when making backgrounds. If you have not done this before there is a tutorial for you to follow.

  • I over stamped the same swirl stamp using 2nd generation Pine Needles (I did not want it too dark)
  • The tree was stamped with black pigment ink and embossed with a sparkly embossing powder.
  • I sponged some versamark along the base of the tag and embossed with white powder.
  • Then I finished off with some snowflakes, the swirl and Noel all from Spellbinder dies. 

All these products are available from Creative Expressions


  1. Oh wow! I love this very much! The background's incredible!

  2. Fabulous use of the resist technique Siobhan and a stylish tag indeed.
    Have a great Saturday.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  3. Beautiful tag, so much detail. It is a cool technique... I will have to try it.

    Wishing you a creative weekend!

  4. Hi Siobhan,
    Another beautiful tag. You are so good with distress inks. The tree is gorgeous.
    Fiona x

  5. Ooh, now that's a new one on me and it's not often I learn something new about Versamark - I LOVE it and use it so much for so many things. Thanks for that - will have to try spritzing it with water ... suppose it's similar to spraying through a stencil to lift off colour, h'mmmmmm .... I know what's on my 'to do' list for next time I stamp, lol. Thanks, Siobhan! Lovely tag and you've made my day x

  6. Lovely tag Siobhan, I love the resist, the background is fab. The tree looks great embossed too. Tracy x

  7. What a gorgeous tag! Love the colors and all the little details/1

  8. Just popped in to let you know Liz had a baby girl, Emily Sara, on Tuesday morning ! 9lb 8oz.... !!!

    Love the cards - cannot wait for Tim's tags in December !

    Margaret C

  9. A wonderful tag, the background is fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

  10. You were a great inspiration to me, Siobhan, I loved your card boards in the shop. I am back to my cards after a long spell in sugarcraft, but now that we are sold up and retired from the bakery I have much more creative time! I enjoy your blog and tutorials...great to see you crafting as well as working hard. Kind regards from Elizabeth :)

  11. your tag deserve the comment the tags have different like it so much


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Siobhan x

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