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 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.