My tag background was made by swiping a Ranger manila tag through a combination of Picket Fence, Brushed Pewter, and Peeled Paint Distress Stain, plus a little bit of Evergreen Bough Distress ink. After it dried, I embossed the top and bottom with the snowflake border from the Sizzix Christmas Backgrounds and Borders Texture Fade set. I highlighted the snowflakes with a Snow Cap Paint Dabber.
To frame the scene, I used the Sizzix Baroque and Mini Baroque dies to cut a frame from chipboard. I added a generous coat of Brushed Pewter Distress Stain to give it a vintage-y silver look. To finish it, I added some elements cut from Kraft Core'dinations using the Festive Foliage die, and a length of Silver Tinsel Twine (another of my favorites from the new idea-ology release!). I topped the foliage with a little glittered bunny, also from AO's MidWinter collection.
Now is the perfect time to start thinking about wintertime projects! All the materials I used can be purchased from Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Be sure to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% off your order!
I'm heading to Missouri to see my son before he deploys next month - I'm crossing my fingers for some beautiful Fall weather. I hope you all have a wonderful, creative weekend!
I almost forgot to add that I'm submitting this for Simon Says Stamp's Sparkle challenge!