Tuesday, 2 December 2014

CC3C - Challenge 16

Hi all,

This challenge is the Layering Stencil, Embossing technique from page 50 of the Compendium of Curiosities.  I'm trying to get into the Christmas spirit so here we go:

I used the technique with the Christmas stencil to add the word believe, then using some pine needles distress ink to add the holly. To enhance the holly I used a micron pen to outline through the stencil.

I added festive berries and pine needles distress ink to my craft sheet and spritzed with water then smooched the tag through the ink puddle.  I then went round the edges of the tag with a little more festive berries distress ink and walnut stain on the very edge just to give a little more definition to the tag.

Using the Christmas stencil I added the words merry and season with walnut stain distress ink.  I then stamped the happy holidays sentiment from the Tim Holtz Tree Blueprint set and stamped the tree above the sentiment.  I also stamped the tree three times onto some spare card stock with pine needles distress ink and blended out the ink with a damp paint brush.  The tree was then decoupaged onto the tag, and the baubles added.  Instead of the stamped loop to hang the baubles I added a wire loop to each bauble.  A silver star decoupaged on the top of the tree completed this part of the tag.

Taking one of the woodland wreaths I spritzed it with shabby shutters and evergreen bough distress spray stains and set aside to dry.  Once it was dry I added some red gems, a decorative bow and dabbed on some DecoArt snow-tex and , when dry I stuck the wreath onto the tag.

A messy bow of seam binding coloured with evergreen bough distress spray stain and some charms finished the tag.

As usual the curiosity crew has provided some fabulous inspiration for this challenge, click here to browse this wealth of wonderfulness. Also thanks to The Funkie Junkie Boutique for sponsoring this challenge.



  1. Beautiful tag, Lyn! Love the fact you used the technique for one of the words from the Layering Stencil! The use of the Woodlands Wreath was wonderful too - it really added a lot along with your beautiful tree and other embellishments! Great job! Thanks for joining us for this challenge!

  2. Lyn...I totally love your Christmas tag! I am a huge lover of the traditional red and green Christmas colors. They always draw my eye. :) You've done such a lovely job on your background using the layered stencil and embossing technique. I love your blueprint Christmas tree that you've added to the foreground. I also love your Woodlands wreath and the shabby bow at the top of the tag! Thanks for sharing your lovely tag with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  3. This is just lovely! I was really drawn to the shade of red you selected, it works so well. So many great details here and you've done a great job with the technique for this challenge. Thanks for sharing this for CC3C!!

  4. Going with black on that holly was genius...really stands out for me, and I LOVE that! Gorgeous red and just perfect for Christmas! Thanks so much for playing along with us on the Layering Stencil Embossing Challenge at CC3Challenge!

  5. Absolutely FABULOUS what you've made here. It caught my eye and I had to run right over! Such a wonderful Christmas make. I love it!!
    Lisa x

  6. Such a pretty festive tag! Just love all the layers and coloration! Thank you for joining us in this challenge at CC3!