Tag Card #4 really brings on the Christmas season with its sparkly little Christmas tree. I made a few paper and layout changes to this tag, plus added lots of little rhinestones for tree lights instead of leaving them white. There is a story behind that, of course.
I tried using Perfect Pearls liquid first. I just couldn't get all the round dots to be uniform so that I was happy with it. After the liquid pearls dried, it confirmed that I just wouldn't be satisfied with the way it turned out. I took my trusty Cricuit spatula and scraped off the dried liquid pearls. This little Cricuit spatula (looks like a mini pancake turner) is so good for lifting off glued down items...don't know what I would do without it...even though, obviously, I am not using it for the purpose for which it was created. I was able to get the pearls off and have a flat surface again, but the pearls "stained" the tree's circles red, green, blue, etc. Therefore, I had to put on rhinestones at least large enough to cover the staining. I would have been happier with rhinestones the next size smaller. By the way, I colored my rhinestones with Copic markers to match the color shades in the paper used.
Inspiration from Christmas Tags by Heidi Gonzales - mylilscrapcorner.blogspot.com.Recipe: SU stamps: Scentsational Season (tree), Mixed Medley (snowflake). SU dies: Two Tags Bigz, Holiday Collections framelits. SU Punch: 2-3/8” Scallop, 3/4” circle, 1-1/4” Scallop. Zutter Corner Rounder. SU papers: Cardstocks- Cherry Cobbler base, Marine Mist, Very Vanilla; Festival of Prints dsp stack, First Edition Specialty dsp, Silver Glitter paper. SU Ink: Early Espresso, Gumball Green. Colorbox Chestnut Roan (distressing). SU Rhinestones (Copic colored). Queen&Co. Twinkle Goosebumps-green. Hug Snug seam binding ribbon: Gabardine Green, Spring Green. SU Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine.