#G45Tag – Mixed Media Imagine Tag Set

 

Hello, G45ers!

 Happy Monday crafty friends!  Today we have three delightful Christmas Magic tags and eight amazing tips by Aleksandra Mihelič to share with you.  These tags have been created with our Die Cut Tags, Regular Tag Staples, and Regular Tag & Gear Die all in celebration of our #G45Tag – December ChallengeGet ready to be inspired and to try out a new mixed media technique!  

 

 

 

 

Join our #G45Tag Challenge!

  • Create a Tag using Graphic 45 product

  • Upload your project to Graphic 45 – Official Community Page on Facebook using #G45Tag

  • WIN a $150 prize pack, one winner will be selected randomly

  • Deadline: December 31st, 2018, at 11:59 pm PST

  • You can enter multiple times

  • Winner will be announced in the January 3rd, 2019 newsletter

 

For the month of December we are keeping it simple for this challenge, just create a tag and share your creations to our Official Community Page using the#G45Tag hashtag to be entered to win!  This challenge is great with the upcoming holidays when one can never have enough gift tags.  Winner will win a $150 prize package of Graphic 45 goodies.  We can't wait to see what your handmade tags.  Thanks for participating in our monthly challenges – Happy Papercrafting!   

 

 

Christmas Magic Tags

By Aleksandra Mihelič

 

Hello my dear Graphic 45 friends. Here we are again, in one of the most magical months of the Year – sweet December. Do you love it too? I always travel back in time, remembering beautiful childhood memories, when everything gets covered in soft snow, all is white, bright lights make each corner of our homes magical and warm. And what else is magical in this time? For kids, no doubt, gorgeous beautiful presents hidden under the Christmas tree. And this month’s G45 challenge fits perfectly. Gorgeous Christmas Tags will make each present so much more magical and special. I prepared three different Tags for you with the latest Christmas Graphic 45 collection Christmas Magic.

 

 

With all the amazing papers and Tags bases, Graphic 45 offers these are really easy to make.

 

TIP 1: I love to combine different Tag bases. You can cut top tag so it fits perfectly to your bottom tag.

 

TIP 2: Beautiful Graphic 45 Metal Die “Regular Tag and Gears” is perfect to dress your Graphic 45 Regular Tags. It’s just a bit smaller and it gives such a gorgeous look.

 

TIP 3: I love to use Decades Inks to Distress edges, like with this Imagine tags that I put on top. This vintage colored “Venetian Lace” gives it such a gorgeous worn-out look.

 

TIP 4: You can add some dimension to your projects using 3d foam tape or, for larger surfaces, I like to use regular cardboard cut into pieces. It makes the project more sturdy.

 

TIP 5: You can add at least a bit of mixed-media look to each of your paper projects if you like it. Here I colored Imagine tags with Lindy’s Magicals and I also dry-brushed patterned paper on base tags with a bit of a white gesso.

 

TIP 6: Graphic 45 Journaling & Ephemera Cards are just the best thing ever! They are so easy to work with and making projects with them is so quick and simple. I love to use them specially for Tags, because their size is just perfect for them! I also used some plain cardboard at the back to raise them above the level of bottom tags and add dimension.

 

TIP 7: I always like to finish my project off with another mixed-media trick… some white splashes with diluted acrylic paint and a brush. Here they give such a snowy effect to this tags.

 

TIP 8: You can also add some additional interest to your tags using Graphic 45 Chipboards that come with each collection.

 

Supply list for the Christmas Magic Tags:

Regular Tags—Kraft

Inspire, Create, Imagine—Ivory Tags

Christmas Magic 8x8 Paper Pad

Christmas Magic Ephemera Cards

Christmas Magic Chipboard

Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Venetian Lace

 

 

I Hope you liked my Christmas inspiration. I’m already working on another winter Graphic 45 project for you, which I will share during this Festive Month.

 

Enjoy your December!

Hugs, ~Aleksandra

 

What amazing possibilities exist when you dare to imagine.  We want to extend our gratitude to Aleksandra for sharing these tags, please join us in the comments below by sharing your love.  We hope to see you back here tomorrow for more crafty fun!  Have a wonderful day, and as always…  

 

Happy Papercrafting!

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