Vintage Santa Tag

Over at the Gecko Galz Blog we are celebrating Christmas by featuring a different tag every day. My fellow Design Teamies have been busy creating using the fabulous Gecko Galz products that are available in the Etsy shop. They are also sharing some of the fabulous techniques they have used. Today is my turn to share my chunky vintage tag that comes with a ton of snowy texture:


I had such fun playing with all my scraps of lace and it is a great way to use up bits and bobs of leftovers. I started by drying brushing a light chipboard tag with white acrylic paint.


Next, I raided by stash of lace trims.


Using mainly scraps, I selected pieces and glued them on to the tag until I was happy with the result.


Then I gave them a dry brushing of white paint. Once dry, I rubbed on some gold acrylic paint, taking off the excess with a baby wipe. I wanted the gold to highlight the texture of the lace.


When everything was thoroughly dry, I mounted the tag onto a piece of corrugated card that had been dry brushed in white.  I used a spatula to apply texture paste all around the edge of the tag.


Once that was dry, I added two types of crystal clear glitter – chunky, for texture and fine, for sparkle.


The vintage santa image, from the December Magic collage sheet, was mounted onto some heavy cardstock. I gave that a snowy border in the same way as I did the tag and then outlined the image with gold glitter and used some white glitter to create snowy highlights.


For the ribbon, I coloured some seam binding with Antique Linen distress ink then I dry brushed on some white paint and added snowy splodges using a stamp.


The 25 was die cut from gold glitter card using a Tim Holtz Alterations die.


This is a heavyweight tag that makes a great decoration.


Today I am heading south for a few days split between Kent and London. The best news is that I was able to post my Christmas cards before I left – one less thing to worry about!

Thanks for buzzing by.


Vintage Santa Tag — 18 Comments

  1. Lisette, I always adored your laces, what a collection you have, that’s the only thing that I find difficult to get here, somehow we don’t have such a selection of laces. Your tag is amazing, love the texture you created with the trims and than the way you made them sparkle and shine wow, beautiful!

    • Thank you. I am surprised about the lace, I always think it is more readily available in markets in Europe that over here. Now I look out for it wherever I go 🙂

  2. this is so pretty. until you told me I didn’t even notice it was bits and pieces. beautiful. ps I love the charger cord your son gave you. 🙂

    • Thank you. I am pleased with how this turned out but now I want to get more lace supplies (the last place I saw cheapish lace in large pieces was Valencia!!!!).

  3. Oh WOW, Lisette! The texture on your tag is beyond amazing. I so totally love the outcome you’ve achieved with your lace scraps and thanks for the detailed tut. Such an Olde World snowy feel. I love, love, LOVE this! xxD

    • Thank you Donna, am so glad you like it. It was one of those days when I was very excited about how it was all coming together 🙂

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