Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Santa Tag Tutorial

Hello Friends, Today I am sharing another tag tutorial! I created a Santa tag using this cute vintage Christmas Card. So start by printing and cutting this card out.

I then take a sheet of white cardstock and cut it down to 3 x 6. I then cut off the ends and punch a hole at the top to create my tag.


I then started layering colors. I started by blending Vintage Photo Distress ink all over my tag, getting darker as I went around the edges. I then took Fired Brick Distress ink and blended the ink from the top going down. I then took a Holly leaf stamp and stamped all around my tag using the same Vintage Photo Distress ink. I really like the same tone on tone look that using the same ink creates. I then stamped a candlestick in the upper corner using the Fired Brick Distress ink.


Here is a closer shot of the tag at this stage.

I then take my Santa image...


Distress the edges by taking scissors and running them around the edges. I then inked the edges using Vintage Photo Distress ink. Glue the image to the tag.


I tied a little key charm on my brown thread and looped through the tag. I then added a mini clothes pin.

I stamped the letters S and C at the top of my tag to stand for Santa Claus.
I also decided to darken my image by blending Vintage Photo Distress ink on the image.

I then took a bottle of Liquid Pearls and spread it along the top of my tag so that it looks like icicles. The great thing about the Liquid Pearls is that it puffs up so that it gives the tag dimension.

Here is a close up of it. I really liked how the Pearls mixed in with the Vintage Photo Distress ink.

And here is the finished tag!





I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Have a great Day, Lindsey and Twyla

41 comments:

A Dancing Mango said...

Hi Twyla and Lindsay,
Love this tag.. it is very unique.. and you got the old looki"n old! Love it..
Great job girls..
Hugs, Darlene xo

T's Daily Treasures said...

The distressed ink is great for making images look vintage. We can't find those kinds of supplies on this side of the world. Cute santa tag. And the sweet treat trees are adorable. Might let my kids give that a try. Blessings :) Tammy

Kimbles said...

Gosh this is really lovely - you two are sooooo creative, well done Kim x

Julie said...

Just adorable! Those inks are my absolute favorites! I've gone through so many Vintage Photo pads, I can't even tell you! Thanks for the lovely tutorial!

BellaRosa said...

Hi Ladies, I really liked this Santa Clause tag, you did a wonderful job...I have some of these distress inks but never used them, do you spread it with your fingers?? Novice here, can you tell :) Thank you for sharing all these great ideas and tutorials, I love that even though I don't have the time at the moment, I can come back later and it is all still here :) Besos, Rose

~Tonja~ said...

Adorable tag..gonna have to get me some ink so I can try these...
loved the trees too....thanks for
sharing with us...
Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

Bonjade said...

Oh I loved it.....You two are so creative..... so beautiful this vintage Santa....
Wishing you nice days

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Every time I visit, I learn something new and fun! I can see lots of uses for the distressed ink. Gotta Get Some of that Stuff! Love the vintage card! Great tutorial!

Diane said...

What a great idea with stamps, and then using the vintage card--Thanks so much for sharing your creative ideas!

Valerie said...

You have some fantastic crafts you are sharing with us!

This tag is beautiful and I had not tried or heard of liquid pearls - but the effect is great.

Thanks for sharing in your easy to understand tutorials.

Stacey said...

You girls amaze me!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

You have so many neat supplies, Lindsey! I really like the liquid pearls! ♥

bellaboo said...

Such a good idea! I have lots of old Xmas cards lying around which I can now put to good use.Thanks for the tutorial.

Bellaboo

Florence and Mary said...

Ahhh the tag is like a present in itself!

Victoria xx

Jacqueline said...

TAG...You really are it! Knocked Santa's socks off, he is so pleased to be tagged by good children, like you two!

Marilyn said...

WOW... Sensational!! Coloring the edges of the Santa pic makes all the difference!!
Happy Holidays!
Love,
Marilyn

Elyse said...

this is amazing!!!

wonderful tutorial, too. broken down into nice, easy steps!

xo

Julie said...

I've never seen that ink before I must look for some! The tag turned out beautiful!

Becca said...

Another great idea!

Auntie Cake said...

I have to get some of that Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Never heard of that one. I really need it!
Kate

Lisa said...

I love your stamps!! I need some of these! Your tags are just lovely. I need to get the distress ink too. Do you use the plain stamp. I found an alcohol stamp at JoAnn and thought it would work. If you have a better one please let me know.
Thank you!
Hugs, Lisa

Dogwood said...

I love it. I have never used distressed in but intend to now that you have introduced me to it. I love the look. And, that vintage Santa is a love!

Have a silly day...

Kathleen said...

I loved this tutorial. I especially like the use of liquid pearls. I didn't know it would create such perfect icicles. Thanks! Hugs, Kathleen

Ree said...

Oh this is above and beyond gorgeous! What a wonderful tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!!!

Xoxoxxx Ree

Kelly said...

What a lovely Tag! I wanted to make some things this year but it's not going to happen now!!! I will be using you fab Ideas next year though!
In fact I should start in January!!

Happy@Home said...

It's like Christmas morning every time I come to visit you. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us. I love this idea.

For the love of a teddy bear said...

Hi ladies! That tag is adorable! I like how you show us step by step, it looks so easy to do. After the holidays I think I'm going to try some paper crafts. Have a super day! Hugs, Jennifer

Diane said...

Lovely! I love those Distress inks too!

Diane

Pam said...

Love the Santa tag. Thanks for the tutorials. Love them.

Country Dreaming said...

Oh soo darn cute!!

Melinda

Celestial Charms said...

This is the sweetest looking tag. I love it. Thanks for the tutorial.
Maureen

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Girls,
You are so sweet to keep sharing all your great ideas. Love the tag and I do have some of that pearl puffy stuff...somewhere!!
Also love your pink trees. I used frosting out of the can for mine:)
Hope you are keeping warm. It's FREEZING HERE!!!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Wee Cute Treasures said...

Gorgeous tag. A gift in itself! Thank you for sharing your 'know-how'. Love your blog.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I never would have thought to do that! So very cute!
Brenda

Sandy said...

Hi you two!

I just love this one! Again, you two are so good at these tutorials! Thanks for the image too! :)

The Feathered Nest said...

Your tag is PRECIOUS!!! I love the snowcap technique....thank you so much for sharing your wonderful tutorial ~ hugs and love, Dawn

The Country Nest said...

Love this tag, and your blog. I came over from Dawns. Finding you is a gift in itself.
Donna

chicroses said...

Love this tag...I have one of the distressed ink but never used it.Now to find the pearl stuff..love the snow..omg...darling. Now to find the stamps..thankyou so much for the tutorial. Was wondering how to do all this..if you like you can take a peek at my blog. I paint roses but you have to scroll down to see my work. I just posted an old pic of my hubby and I...I will be back. love your blog..sally

barncat said...

Thanks so much for all your wonderful tips and tutorials, gives me so many great ideas!

Dixie said...

so beautiful and creative! I'll give it a try!

blessings. Dixie

parasols and maryjanes said...

Love this tag with its snowy top. Thanks for the clue for the Liquid Pearls. Is it easily available?
I am enjoying having your darling tag from the recent tag swap at Creative Breathing.
Carol