I took inspiration for this tag from the Frilly and Funkie Blog.
This was one of my favorite tags to make, as I really love working with the metal foil tape. For the background, I used a combination of Distress Inks and Distress Stains (Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky, with a bit of Brushed Pewter and Picket Fence stain here and there). Then I heat embossed (with Ranger Silver) some pine branches and snowflakes from Tim’s Mini Holidays stamp set. I added some snowflakes stamped in Faded Jeans.
The ornament (heavy card stock covered with foil tape) was dry embossed with the snowflakes folder. I used a small brush to paint the raised snowflakes with Denim Alcohol Ink.
The letters for “joy” were covered with Glossy Accents.
The ribbon is seam binding stained with Faded Jeans, accompanied by some of Tim’s new tinsel twine (also across the bottom).
Perhaps the funnest part of this tag was in finding the “Joy to the World” music. Being a pianist, there is no shortage of sheet music in my house. But, I happened to spy one of the little Christmas books I always put out (mostly from years past) at this time of year. This one is called “Christmas Carols.” It is a Little Golden Book, and inside where it says “This book belongs to,” I have hand-printed in primary manuscript “Mark.” (I likely bought it when he was 7; I was teaching kindergarten that year, and that’s when I learned to print manuscript!!) One of the Christmas Carols in this book is “Joy to the World.” I copied the page—didn’t even have to reduce it. So, this tag includes a sentimental memory for me!
Here’s how it looks on the “tag tree.”