Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas Friends!

Hope your day has been filled with lots of love, joy, and laughter!!! May blessings be bestowed upon you and your family in the New Year!

This tag tutorial was created for Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's 12 Days of Christmas Tags. Hope you enjoy!

Joy by Scarlett Salamone Supplies Patterned Paper: Echo Park; Mix Media Paper: Canson; Cardstock Stickers: Echo Park; Snowflake Buttons: All Dressed Up; Pearls: Recollections; Extra Heavy Gel: Golden; Matte Gel: Liquitex; White Opaque Flakes: Golden; Light Molding Paste: Golden; Glitter: Martha Stewart; Paint: Tulip; Punches: Marvy, Martha Stewart; Tool: Crop-A-Dile: We R Memory Keppers; Other: Sequins; chipboard, trim

Step 1:

Gather supplies together.

Step 2:

Cut Mixed Media paper to 6 1/4 x 3 1/8. Adhere Mix Media paper to chipboard using Matte Gel.

Step 3:

Cover paper with a coat of gesso. Set aside to dry.

Step 4:

Punch a strip of patterned paper with border punch. This strip should be about twice as long as the width of your tag base.

Step 5:

Cut punched strip in half and adhere to top and bottom of tag base with matte gel. Set aside to dry.

Step 6:

Punch 3 circles, in varying sizes, out of patterned paper.

Step 7:

Cut circles in half and trim edges to fit onto tag, creating hills. Using Extra Heavy Gel, adhere the hills to the tag. Set aside to dry.

Tip: To achieve some dimension, vary each layer of gel's thickness. The thicker the layer of gel you apply, the longer you will need to allow time to dry.

Step 8:

Cover tag with White Opaque Flakes. I used a flat brush to apply. Set aside to dry.

Step 9:

Adhere snowman and tree to tag using Matte Gel. The thicker layer of gel you use, the more dimension you will achieve. Remember a thick layer of gel will take a longer time to dry. My layer required 24 hours to dry completely.

Step 10:

Add a thick layer of Light Molding Paste to the base of the snowman, tree, and hills with a popsicle stick or your choice of tool. To apply a dusting of molding paste to your hills and tree, use your finger to dab on. While molding paste is still wet, sprinkle some glitter on to it.

Step 11:

Adhere the last of your embellishments (bird, joy sticker, and snowflakes) to the tag using Matte Gel.

Step 12:

Use your Crop-A-Dile, or other tool, to punch a hole in center of tag at the top. Add trim.

Step 13:

Enjoy your completed tag!


  1. Great tutorial, Scarlett! Love your tag!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  2. That tag just makes you want to touch it - there's so much texture. I love that tinsel ribbon, too. Beautiful!

    By the way, I just received the Stylish Blog award and am choosing 15 blogs to offer it to. I choose you! You may or may not accept it. That's up to you! You can pick up the details here:

    Happy New Year! - Ann


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