Tuesday, 8 November 2011

gift tag

Another challenge site that I haven't  been to for a long time is Moving along with the times - this week their challenge is food and drink. I couldn't find the original stamp I had intended to use, but did find this Christmas pudding from Chocolate Baroque, and decided to turn it into a gift tag to go with one of the Christmas cakes that I have started to bake.
The tag was stamped with a pine needle stamp from Tim Holtz using forest moss DI, then stippled and sponged with antique lined, shabby shutters and fired brick DI in a random way. once it was dry, the needles were stamped and embossed in gold round the edges, edges distressed and gold embossed as well.
Pud was embossed in gold on white card, then again with the image coloured in inks applied over versamark with cotton buds then clear embossed. It didn't work as well as I had hoped, so after cutting the pud out, I added more brown inks to the pud again with cotton buds. I cut the image out with an Xcut die, then sponged antique linen and shabby shutters round the edges, ran a versamark pen round the edges and gold embossed them. The coloured pud was decoupaged onto the original gold image, which was then added to the tag, with red and gold ribbon to finish.


  1. This is really beautiful Veronica! I love the needle stamp and embossing - so pretty! and the Pudding looks SO real and good enough to eat! Love the way you've used the Distress Inks and those ribbons finish it off perfectly!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the Challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  2. What a great idea to make gift tags to go with the christmas cakes

  3. Wonderful tag Veronica! I love the distressed feel of it, very vintage. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x


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