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Friday, November 21, 2008

Scallop Medallion Christmas Tag



I love this tag! There's snow on the ground here today, we woke up to it falling beautifully and I am now in the Christmas spirit! The tag is made using the technique to make a medallion out of a punch. The tag size is 2.75 x 2.75 inches. I made the medallion out of the Ski Slope DSP, ran Old Olive ribbon through that, tied it up top with Gold Cording, and backed the whole thing with a folded piece of Chocolate Chip CS, folded in half. The inside is lined with Whisper White CS to write To/From message. I figured out how to make a small scallop square to fit inside this, cut a square of CS 2 1/8 inch, then line up in the Scallop Edge Punch center, punch on all sides. The snowflake is from a retired hostess set from last year called Perfect Presentation, it is a round stamp with words around the outside of the flake. I didn't have the exact size circle punch I needed, so I punched the flake out, and to cover the little bit of wording that showed around it, I ran the edges over my CC stamp pad. Popped on a Dimensional over an Old Olive circle. I didn't have any pearls small enough for the edges of the flake, so again I improvised (I am getting better at that!), I had some of the wedding pearls on a string from the craft store. I cut them off the string, and carefully sanded the edges down where they were glued on the sting. Glued onto my flake with Crystal Effects. Whew. Lots of work on one little tag, but I really like how it turned out. I have never used brown at Christmas, but this year I can't seem to stop myself. Hope you like it!

All items SU, minus the pearls, all SU colors, tools are in bold print.

9 comments:

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh, this looks like it did take a long time but it was so worth it! It is really pretty!!!

Cheryl said...

Naomi I love that medallion! Gorgeous colors and these are fun to make.

fishlips said...

Oh my this tag is so fantastic..Love the papers and the image and your medallion is so perfect....Love it..

Hugs
Erin

gale said...

Very pretty card. I love the punch work!

Jen said...

Love the punch work! Gorgeous:)

Tessa said...

LOVE this!!!! Great colors!

Traci said...

Love the tag and the color you used.

Sankari W. said...

Love all the work that you did in creaitng this amazign tag! it is just beautiful - love love love the elegance - its just beautifu!

best wishes,
sankari

CathyRose said...

Wow, that is so pretty!