Hey, Peeps. I've been reflecting on Christmas, which got me in the mood to play today, even though I have an incredibly messy house and I'm hosting the neighborhood cookie party tomorrow night. EEK!!! I don't know about you, but that sounds like a perfect time to play in the Craft Room, huh?
So, I designed another stencil. I started with my tree stencil. I used some Iced Spruce Distress Paint.
After the paint was dry, I shifted the stencil to the right, and then inked that free edge with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
Then I applied a few pieces of Washi Tape.
I was planning on inking over the tape, so I applied a little GlueNSeal on the tape to give the ink something to grab onto. Then I hit it with my heating gun.
This is my new Joy to the World stencil,, available here. I inked with a permanent ink (I think Adirondak Slate).
I wanted to give it a little more definition, so I traced the letters with a black pen.
I then took my Scruffy Crosses stencil and applied some Distress Crackle Paint.
While the crackle paint was wet, I sprinkled some Distress Glitter on it and shook off the excess.
Of course, very few projects are complete without a bow or flower.
A few brads for a pop of color.
And of course, some bling.
And here's the finished tag.
It's pretty simple for me, but I like it.
And, here's another variety for the holidays, available here.
But, I couldn't leave you without a picture of my labor-intensive-but-oh-so-delicious cookies.
If you drool, it's not my fault.
Today, I'm praying that you all receive peace today as you go about your daily routines, adding the preparations for the holidays.