It's time for my weekly Purple Passion Column over at MFP Speedy TV! Only 98 more shopping days until Christmas! What? Ugh...I was thinking there were a lot more than that and then I just went and looked it up! Well, I guess it's time to start working on some Christmas tags. I made some last year that went over really well with friends and family. So it's time to come up with something new and different.
I really get in a glitter mood for Halloween and Christmas time. Everything is shine and sparkle, so I figure why not? Mark's Finest Paper came out with an adorable stamp set this week called the Holiday Tag stamp set. It's the CUTEST set with a stamp for a holiday tag shape, and several Christmas images made to fit inside. There's perfect sentiments in the set too!
I dusted off an old technique I've shown before, using Glitter Ritz and alcohol markers, along with stamps, to make glittery images. It's a fun thing to do and gives you lots of bang for your buck...so to speak!
I hand-cut my own tag shape and then decided to go one step further and used Martha Stewart glitter for the different tag bases. I almost sold all my glitter at a garage sale last month, and now I'm glad I didn't! I used several of the sentiments from the stamp set to stamp the backs of my tags, so that I can write on them and actually use them. I'll punch holes and add ribbon or twine when it gets closer to time to use them.
Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E