Monday, 27 August 2012

Snowman Tags

snowman tags Can you believe these tags were made back in February?!  I found the wooden snowman embellishments marked down to half price at a local garden centre and at 74p for 8 they were too good to resist, but I knew if I didn’t use them almost straight away they would linger for too long in my Christmas box of bits.
Craft for Christmas wooden snowman embellishments
I thought that the painted effect was rather dull, drab and flat ….
snowman head embellishments
So I re-coloured their noses and cheeks, added a few stripes to the scarfs and then added a generous coating of Anita’s 3D Gloss Finish, giving them much more luxurious feel.
snowman tags
I then cut out the tags using a strong Kraft card, covering the front with a polka dot paper and white glitter card, adding faux stitching round the edge of the blue paper and on the back of the tag.
snowman tags 1
The final touches are made by adding punched snowflakes, a tiny handwritten tag on the hat, plus holly leaves left over from other projects and red and clear flat backed gems. I kept a couple of the heads back as I I want to try and make a few cards based on the same design and using the same materials, watch this space …..

5 comments:

scrappyjen said...

I love the little signs in the hats! Cute! Jenx

Cheryl W. said...

Really fun and festive! The snowmen look so much better after their makeovers. :)

Dianne said...

The gloss is definitely better...can see where these adorable fellas will hang around long after the Christmas holidays...they are just too much fun to put away!...Dianne

Suze Bain said...

What a difference adding the GA has made - and of course a fair bit of fiddle farting too - fab tags! xx

marc said...

they work so well its the extra bits you do that up the stakes fab big love marc