Sunday, October 18, 2020

Stamper's Anonymous Christmas 2020 - Holiday Scenes Plaid Tag Cards

Hey everyone! I'm back again with the third sample set of cards for Stamper's Anonymous and Tim Holtz's Christmas 2020 release, these made with the Holiday Scenes stamp set. Plaid is all the rage so I incorporated papers and tissue tape with matching ink to showcase the gorgeous vintage scenes. Enjoy! 

(NOTE: Before beginning make sure to match your papers to your Design Tape as well as inks coordinating with them. You can see my ink swatch where I was looking to match to the papers. Also, I used Oxide Ink because it is opaque and I needed the best image especially since some of the inks are light in color.) Trim Specialty Stamping Paper to 2 1/8 x 5 1/8, three pieces if making all three cards. Using the stamping platform, position stamp and tape off sentiment so it won't get inked. Prime the stamp well and let sit for a few minutes with whatever ink you are using for a clearer image. Ink stamp heavily, remove scotch tape, and then stamp each scene on SSP using Fired Brick, Old Paper, and Speckled Egg Oxide, heat embossing each with clear powder, making sure you are NOT STAMPING SENTIMENT.  If you don't get a perfect image the first time, try again as since this is a stamp platform you can do this perfectly. Trim away any white paper you don't want on the edges, round the corners, and mount these on black cardstock cut 2 1/4 x 5 1/4 with two sided tape. Set aside. Remember you can always practice first on a few pieces of scratch paper.
Add Design Tape to bottom edge of tag just above the notch in the tag (tag will be horizontal with hole on the right side). Press the tape firmly to the tag running your finger across to remove any air, because if you don't the tape will buckle during embossing. Wrap the tape around the back of the tag, and trim any overhang and the notch part as well. Position the stamp on the platform so that the sentiment will be centered on the tape. Use scotch tape again right above sentiment to mask the scene image so that it does not get stamped. Rub the tag liberally with the anti static bag so that the white powder does not stick (very important). Ink the sentiment only with Jet Black Archival (or whatever kind you want), remove the tape, and stamp sentiment. Heat emboss with white embossing powder. Do this for each tag with each sentiment. Ink the edges of the tag with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

Using a clean Blending Brush and Picket Fence Distress, stencil in some Snowflakes from the Mini Layering Set 50 over the tag, taking care not to get any on the tape portion. Dry thoroughly with a heat tool.  Mount scene on tag with two sided tape.  Ink edges of tag with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Fold ribbon in half and push through tag hole front to back and pulling tails through loop. Fish tail ends of ribbon. Mount tag on black cardstock cut 3 1/4 x 6 3/8 inches with foam tape.

Cut plaid paper (The three designs I choose were matched to the Oxide Ink, so if you chose another plaid make sure to match the ink.) to 3 3/4 x 8 inches. Ink the edges in Black Soot Distress and stitch around border using white thread. Mount the plaid to a kraft card base cut 4 x 8 1/4 inches. Ink edges of kraft in Gathered Twigs. Mount tag onto card front using two sided tape.

(Paper Trimmer, Stamp Platform, Heat Tool, Scotch Tape, Anti Static Bag, Tweezers, Corner Rounder, Ink Blending Tools, Scissors, Two Sided Tape, Foam Tape) 
-Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Holiday Scenes 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink: Fired Brick, Old Paper, Speckled Egg 
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Clear, White 
-Ranger Surfaces: #8 Kraft Tags, Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Tidings Paper Stash, Tidings Design Tape, Christmas Paper Stash 2018, Christmas Design Tape 2018, Christmas Paper Stash 2019, Christmas Design Tape 2019 
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Picket Fence, Black Soot 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Retractable Blending Brush
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Mini Set 50 
-Black Velvet Ribbon
Again, a huge THANK YOU for all the comments and likes. I am so thankful for all of you! I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Now that is what you do with a tag...LOL...Love this idea!

  2. Wonderful use of the stamps. Love the tag idea and the plaid design papers.
    Thanks for your inspiration, Anita.

  3. A trio of beauties Anita, I do love the colour coordinated paper and washi and the colours you used in stamping are really beautiful. Such a great use for tags too! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Your designs are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration, it made me decide to buy this set instead of some of the others :)

  5. These are my absolute FAVORITE, Anita!!! Thank you for the inspiration you share! ♥️

  6. These scenes are fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration and making me impatient for the new stamps!


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