Friday, 29 September 2017

It's Tag Friday at AVJ

Hello! It is time for Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey. It only happens a few times a year when we have a 5th Friday in the month and we do love our Anything Goes Tag Projects! 
I decided to create some Christmas themed tags and make them into Christmas cards.

This first tag started with a distress ink background before adding versamark through Tim Holtz Snowflakes layering stencil. I then added Mica powder to highlight the flakes and sealed with spray fixative. I die cut some Tim Holtz snowflakes (Bigz - Layering Snowflakes) added silver paint and sprinkled some embossing powder on top and heated.

Tag two was a bit more of an experiment! I started with clear embossing paste through That's Crafty Dinky snowflake stencil. Once dry I used green and red distress paints to create the mottled (messy?) background. I created some splatters on my craft mat with white gesso and lay the now dry tag into it.
The tree is a Tim Holtz die cut I was given (don't know what it is called!). I added copper paint followed by White embossing powder.

The little Happy Christmas tag at the bottom (see top photo) was engraved by me!! My sister engraves and personalises tags, key rings etc and has all the kit to engrave metal - so I got to play!! You can find her shop here if you are interested:



  1. Love your tags Nikki, so nice to see them made into cards- Hugs, S@ndy

  2. Gorgeous tag Nikki, loving that multi layer background.

  3. This is such a great idea to turn tags into cards, I hope you don't mind if I 'borrow' that idea! Both tags are beautiful, I just love the colours and the gorgeous texture on the second - and how wonderful to engrave your own sentiments! Beautiful tags! Will definitely check out your Sister's shop! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Great cards - it's definitely a clever trick to mount the tags... I might even manage to make a few more cards if I did that! Love the textures - especially on that snow-spangled tree.
    Alison x

  5. A lovely duo of christmas themed tags and such a great idea to make them into christmas cards - with 2 down I'm sure you have a lot more to go . x

  6. Love your experiments Nikki, and how organised having two ready for the festive season. Love your backgrounds . Have a lovely weekend. Tracy x

  7. Fabulous backgrounds on these lovely tags/cards! Great idea to turn then into Christmas cards, always good to have a few ready already!

  8. Beautiful set of Christmas cards, Nikki! I love those backgrounds! Very inspiring! Hugs!

  9. Stunning Christmas Tags Nikki x Love the colours and die cuts...great idea to place them on cards too xx Like you I hope to make a start on Christmas cards this week xx

    Sending my best wishes and I hope the new job is working out well and your enjoyed your workshop xxx
    Annie xx

  10. Two beautiful Christmas tags Nikki! So pretty in red and green - lovely backgrounds on both! Julia xx

  11. These are so festive, bright and cheery and so very artsy! A beautiful duo! Hugs, Autumn


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