Tuesday, December 21, 2010

MFT: Caged Bird Christmas Tag

This is my second blog post today, so be sure to scroll down to see more projects I've been working on! :-)

I created this tag using My Favorite Thing's Caged Bird stamp set from their "Inspired By" collection. This is by far my favorite stamp set, but you know what... I really love them all! The stamp sets are so versatile and you won't find such a HUGE variety of sentiments and styles of stamps than with MFT, which I LOVE. :-) I also used MFT's Die-namics "Let it Snowflake" die and used the die cut shapes as a mask to create subtle images of snowflakes in the background of the tag. I love the masking technique, it's perfect for backgrounds of almost anything from cards, to tags, to layouts!

I stamped the bird on Blending Card by X-Press It, available on the MFT website. I then colored it in with my Copic markers & cut it out and placed it on a bed of oak leaves punched out with my Martha Stewart punch. The brown fiber is sorta like the bird's nest... hehe!

Stamping on acetate is one of my favorite things to do! I stamped the bird cage on acetate, cut it out, punched a hole on top and tied it to the tag with some seam binding that I distressed by giving it a good roll between both hands. I LOVE the distressed look of it. :-)

Check out the video tutorial I created HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by and peeking! :-) Don't forget to scroll further down for more project uploads.

Happy holidays!


Uniquely Ella said...

Love it Arlene, just gorgeous.

~* steph :) *~ said...

beautiful tag, ar! love the birdie cage and the birdie on the branch. thanks for sharing and have a fabulous nite! *hugs* steph :)

Emily Greilach said...

it is super pretty! I love the bird cage.. so beautiful!!
and the colours... just perfect!!
(all in all... its just a super pretty tag!!)

Unknown said...

I love it! I didn't even know that was a stamp at first when I looked at the birdcage!

Marian said...

Beautiful, love it!

Belyona said...

beautiful tag!
But I can't to see some of Your last video because Sony Music Int. blocked it to see in Russia :(

Lisa H. said...

oooo! really pretty!

Unknown said...

Stunning tag!!

Sandy Ang said...

Such a beautiful birdcage tag. Love the 'nest' at the bottom. Wishing you a happy and creative 2011!