Sunday, November 08, 2020

Stamper's Anonymous Christmas 2020 - Forest Floor Bold Tidings Tag Banner

Hello All! Today, I have a Christmas project that was not on the Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Live, as I didn't have it ready. The new Bold Tidings Sets (there are four) are perfectly sized for a #8 tag, and I love each sentiment, so I thought why not use every one and create a banner. The Forest Floor Set is a perfect compliment to the large sentiments, and there are so many ways to layer them, but I stayed pretty simple and stayed with a pattern for so many tags.  I had a lot of fun making this, and it is a cinch to clothes pin them to a string for hanging. Enjoy!

There will be 17 tags total. Plan out banner as follows: the three sentiments that are less than two inches tall will be red (R) with the longest foliage; the seven sentiments that are between two to three inches tall  will be lime green (L) with medium length foliage; the seven sentiments that are over three inches tall will be white (W) with the shortest foliage, and the banner will go in order W L W R L W L W R L W L W R L W L. Using Jet Black Archival for all the stamping (embossing powder will cover up the color of ink so it does not matter here) as well as the stamping platform and using the anti static pouch (this is essential so your powder does not stick where you don't want it), stamp and heat emboss the sentiments using Red Geranium, Lime, and White Embossing Powders.  Then add the foliage using Lime, Fern Green, and Potting Soil Embossing Powders. When doing the pine needles and pinecone swag, stamp pinecones first and heat emboss, and then stamp on sticky note for masking before adding pine needles. 
 Using the end of the paintbrush, make all the berries red with Candied Apple Distress Paint, except the berries on the juniper swag, use Twisted Citron instead. Let dry. Add Picket Fence to the larger areas that are open on the pinecones. Use a white pen for the smaller areas, and to add snowy areas on the upper portions of all the foliage. Draw a line around the open borders of the tags.
Apply Stickles to the berries, and the snow areas on the pine cones. Let dry. Tie tags onto string or use clothes pins. 
This is the layout of the banner, and you can see what I mean about the height of the sentiments and foliage. Laying them with the same heights and colors makes the banner look more cohesive.

Please excuse the pumpkins. I am still set up for Autumn, but I wanted you to see the banner going across my mantle where it will hang during the Christmas season.

(Stamp Platform, Ruler, Anti Static Pouch, Heat Tool, Sticky Note, Scissors, Paintbrush, String, Clothes Pins) 
-Ranger Surfaces: #8 Black Tags
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Forest Floor, Bold Tidings 
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black 
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder: Red Geranium, Fern Green, Potting Soil 
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Lime, White 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Candied Apple, Twisted Citron, Picket Fence 
-Sakura Gelly Roll Pen: White 
-Ranger Stickles: Xmas Red, Lime Green, Star Dust
Thank you so much for stopping by, and I'll be back again this week. Until then, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. What a wonderful idea! Absolutely love it! The black background really makes them pop

    Thanks for the inspiration

  2. The bold lettering and greenery are all so cool against the black background. Fabulous!
    Alison x

  3. A real labour of love creating this banner Anita, I love the dark backgrounds which makes the sentiments stand out beautifully. Thank you for the inspiration, you have certainly given me an idea (or two!) for Christmas cards this year! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Gorgeous tags, Anita and what a great display.

  5. Fabulous!!!
    Thank you for sharing!

  6. The banner looks fabulous, love it made with tags...what can you do with a "tag"? Anything you can dream up...LOL...

  7. So awesome, Anita! Your tags look wonderful as a banner for your mantle! Love each of your designed. Colors and texture are so cool!


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