12 tags of Christmas - day 7

I got tired of working on Manila tags with Tim Holtz' 12 Days of Christmas, and I got tired of doing Christmas tags when I'm Jewish, and I finally got tired of the manliness of his stamping style - he never colors, he only stamps and burnishes, and he puts hardware on EVERYTHING!

I decided that I could achieve the same result he achieved with masking simply by Coloring Outside the Lines. I love coloring on Silver Lustre paper from the Paper Temptress more than anything, so I popped a sheet of some Vintage Silver Lustre into my printer and printed out this digital stamp of a menorah, cut out a tag, whipped out my LaPlume markers, and went to town! I didn't have a Hanukkah sentiment stamp, so I just wrote the words with a Zig 2-way glue pen and did the Faux Leafing technique. The flames have stickles on them. As a final declaration of my femininity, I used buttons and a bow to finish off my tag! No metal at all! I love the hot pink and teal with a hint of purple - definitely my favorite Hannukah color combo.

Whew! I'm glad I got that out of my system!

Juliet Arrighi


Beach Cat ! said...

Sounds like somebody needs some chocolate.
I like your tag. I like that it is colored and the blue is gorgeous on white and would look yuckky on beige.
However ... I already mailed you a Christmas card and didn't know you were one of the lucky ones who SHOULD have gotten one of my one=of=a=kind Hannukah cards.
Maybe next year.

Unknown said...

This is a beautiful tag, Juliet. I love the colours you used. Thanks for creating with us at TPE this week. Happy Hanukkah.

Virginia L. said...

This is the most beautiful one of a kind Hannukah card I have ever seen! So glad that you follow your plans and make your own design and colors as it is fabulous!! Happy Hannukah!

Annie said...

Love how creative you have been. A great tag - thanks for playing in our challenge at TPE this week.
Ann xxx

Sue-ann said...

Great tag, very creative!