Faux Vintage Christmas Tag
a rustic holiday tag on PEACE
Vintage Christmas tag on the theme of PEACE. It's actually a faux vintage - meaning that it's not truly vintage but rather made to look like one.
I created this rustic holiday tag using kraft cardstock, rubber stamping and distress ink.
Faux Vintage Tag - PEACE Christmas Tag - scroll below for completed tag
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My most cherished possessions are my grandma's letters and my vintage Martha Washington cookbook. - Sandra Lee
I love the look of old things. And many a time, will try to recreate something that looks aged. Creating old things can be very forgiving. Made a mistake and you could cover it up with distressing, crumbling or tearing the part off. Well, it's old and anything old does has wear and tears. :-)
This Christmas tag started with a tag die I have for some time but haven't use. It's an AccuCut™ die - T1123L | Gift Tag #4.
I was thinking that I wanted to make something other than a card. So was looking around in my craft room looking for some ideas. And spotted the shelf of Accucut dies in a corner of my room. Went through the dies and found this. Yes, why not make a Christmas tag with this die and some kraft cardstock - a faux vintage Christmas tag. The measurement for this tag is width 3" and length 5".
So here's the card making tools and supplies used including the detailed instructions below.
Card Making Tools & Supplies
The above peace tag was a fun project done in an afternoon. Words were handwritten on scraps with fine black marker.
Supplies for making this Faux Vintage Christmas Tag
- AccuCut™ tag die
- kraft cardstock
- versafine - vintage sepia inkpad
- memento - rich cocoa inkpad
- distress ink - old paper
- distress ink - tea dye
- creative cafe clear stamp - peace
- stampers anonymous - tim holtz collection -slight alterations CMS060
- penny black - in a pear tree
- prismacolor pencils
- white marker
- caligraphy pen
- caligraphy ink - brown
- white card stock
- Inkssentials™ ink blending tool and foam
- acrylic blocks
- adhesive | glue
- double-sided foam tape
- jute twine
Card Making Directions For Peace Tag
- die cut tag using kraft card stock
- cut a strip 3.5" x 0.80" from kraft card stock
- ink tim holtz's slight alterations background stamp with cocoa inkpad and stamp on tag
- ink same stamp with distress ink - tea dye and stamp on kraft strip and extra kraft card
- ink pear tree stamp with cocoa ink and stamp on extra kraft card
- ink bird with cocoa ink and stamp on extra kraft card
- trim and color with prismacolor pencils
- add accents on pears and birds with white marker
- use ink blending tool and foam with vintage sepia ink to edge as well as stain tag, strip, bird and tree.
- ink peace stamp with cocoa ink and stamp on kraft strip
- write words: calm, harmony and quietness with caligraphy pen dipped in brown ink on white card
- trim around words and stain and edge with ink blending tool and foam
- use black marker to write John 14:27 just under the word peace on the right
- write ... the world cannot give. on bottom of tag.
- staple peace strip to bottom of tag (refer to photo above)
- use double-sided foam tape to attach pear tree and bird to tag
- glue words to tag
- tie jute twine
Hope you like the idea of this faux vintage Christmas tag. Below is a Christmas card I made just a few days before I made this vintage Christmas tag. I used the same kraft cardstock and some of the card making supplies itemized above.
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