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Paper Scraps and Bottle Caps

Hi Everyone it's Danie here today, with a Christmas Tag to share with you all, created using up some of my paper scraps and a bottle cap.


I have been working on a number of projects for Christmas using the Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Papers from Altered Pages and had some bits of these delightful papers left over so I thought I would make some tags.  I started by taking a Manilla Tag and using this as a template cut out the same shape from a piece of the Blue Snowflake Paper.  To this I have stamped and embossed some white snowflakes and added a small clear rhinestone to the center of each snowflake.  I then inked the edges with some Paris Trunk Walnut Ink and adhered to the Manilla Tag.  For the center of my tag I have layered some Gold Metallic Ribbon and Natural Colour Netting under a scrap of the Toy Paper.

To coordinate and add another touch of Christmas I have punched out with a 1" Circle Punch Santa's face from one of the images from the Santa Santa Santa AP-1111 Collage Sheet and adhered him into the center of a flattened Bottle cap using some Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer to both adhere and seal the image into the center   

Once dry I then added some gold glitter glue to the outer rim of the bottle cap so that it matched my metallic ribbon which I used as a tie for this tag also.  And there you have it a Christmas Tag using Paper Scraps and Bottle Caps.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great weekend! 

Danie xx



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