Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 1 of the 10 Days of Holiday Creating with Ribbon Plus a GIVEAWAY!! =)

Hello and THANKS for joining me for some fun Holiday Creating with Ribbon!!
Each day for the next 10 Days I will be sharing some fun Holiday Craft ideas and I will be giving away a prize each day!! In order for you to be eligible to win all you have to do is leave a comment on my you tube channel for each video and then for an added bonus chance to win visit my blog become a follower and leave a comment and you will be entered twice to win each prize for the comment that you leave~~EASY HU!! =)
Today I made some fun tags and a card sharing a really fun Embossing Technique using Gelatos and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist!! Here are the photos of those projects!!

 Also here is the video showing you how to achieve this look!!
For this project you will need: Embossing Folders of you choice, Gelatos of your choice, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist of your choice (I used Piece of Heart and Puorto Rico), Distress Stain in Picket Fence, Paint Dauber in Pearl, Distress Stickles in Rock Candy, Vintage Glass Glitter, Maya Road Wooden Snowflakes, Prima Pearls and Gems, and May Arts Ribbon of your choice.

The first step is to take the embossing folder of your choice and the gelatos of your choice (I would recommend using more than on color for added interest) I used the Tim Holtz Snowman/Snow Flurries Embossing folders and then the Light Blue, Dark Blue and white Gelatos!!
Next I colored on the desired side of my Embossing folder (raised side for and indented look, indented side for a raised look.) I colored on the indented side for a raised look on the snowman die and the raised side for an indented look on the snowflakes. Either way the look is really AWESOME!! =)

Next I took the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist of choice (Piece of Heart and Puorto Rico) and sprayed inside the indented part of the folder on top of the gelatos that you have added to the folder.
Place your paper on top and sandwich the folder together and run it through your embossing machine.

Then cut out the snowman leaving a slight border around the edge.

Added some ink to the edges of the snowman for some added color and dimension.

Next take your tag and add Pearl Paint using the dauber to pounce leaving a texture that looks like snow. I added two layers and didn't worry about covering ever inch of the tag. This just adds even more life to the tag.
Once dry I added Distress Stickles in Rock Candy and let that dry.

I then distressed the edges of the tag and then added some of the gelatos to the edge of the tag to add some more color to define the tag edge/shape.

I then added the snowman and cut the May Arts ribbon #BS35 to size and sprayed it with glimmer mist to match the snowman color.  Then I cut two strips of May Arts Burlap twine and tied a double bow to add to the top of the ribbon and then placed a Prim gem in the center of the bow. I then added a Maya Road wood snowflake to the bottom of the snowman and placed a matching gem in the center of the snowflake and attached the snowman to the tag. 

For the other tag everything is the same except I used Distress Stain in Picket Pence to color the tag!! I did this by covering the entire tag and drying and then recover and dry. Depending on the darkness of the color that you want you may have to do this up to 4 times.  Then I added distress stickles and before it could dry I covered it with Vintage Glass Glitter pressed it down into the stickles really well and then let it dry!! Then you are ready to distress the edges of your tag and add the gelatos to the edge. Place the snowman and add your ribbon.  I used May Arts Ribbon #336-38-34 and Sk10. I sprayed them both with glimmer mist to help them match the tag alittle better.
Then add the wooden snowflake and your ready to add to any package or card!!

For the Card:
I followed the same technique with the embossing folder only I colored on the raised portion instead of the recessed side of the folder. I then sprayed it with Glimmer Mist and ran it through my sizzix machine. I dried it and the cut to fit the front of my card!! I used a sizzix die to cut out the word wish and added distress stickles in Rock Candy and let dry. I then added May Arts Silk ribbon #SK10 and made a bow for the wooden snowflake to sit in the center of.  I added a prima gem to the center and my card was finished!!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today!!
Please leave a message for your chance to win!! Also, in order for the second chance to win you must be a folower of my blog!! =)
Todays Prize is a set of Embossing folders from Tim Holtz Sizzix Rays and Retro Circles.
*Tim Holtz Sizzix RAYS & RETRO CIRCLES Texture Fades Embossing Folders
They can be found here:

See you tommorw and have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

                                                             COUNTRY HUGS
                                                              LARISSA =)


  1. Absolutely loved your video and the tags and cards. So many of these products I have not tried so this will be really fun. Can't wait to try the embossing folders this way!

  2. I enjoyed very much seing your video on this technique. Love the final result. Thanks for the chance, Johanne L. (Jolac46)

  3. Those are some great tags you made thanks for the tip to. I washed your video I am under craftergm Thanks for a chance to be a part of this

  4. Love this technique and the tags and card turned out so beautiful. TFS

  5. Love the techniques you used. Will definitely be trying this myself.

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  7. I am now a follower. I really like your style. Thanks so much for sharing these techniques with us and for offering such a great array of prizes.

  8. These are great ideas. Thanks for doing these videos for us. :)

  9. These are adorable! I'm a new follower! Thanks for sharing! :-)

  10. Thanks for sharing this new technique. I always wanted to try this one but I just couldn't . Now, that I've got the inspiration, get ready cards, here I come:-)

  11. So glad I found you through MA!!!

  12. Wow, these were amazing! I just bought a BigKick machine and mists... haven't tried to mist yet, but here you go! Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration... I am gonna try this! I am your newest follower and admirer! Come visit me too!
    Crafty Holiday Hugs,

  13. These are so beautiful, didn't realize this was a contest as I was just following on Yt and had to come over to comment here also, tfs

  14. ok, one more comment on this day,
    I wanted to let you know I am Penny on your blog, pudgepalace as a follower and pennycent on utube..:-)