12 Tags Of Christmas Day 3 Supplies List & Alternative Suggestions


Tag number 3 uses the ‘Custom Stamp Pad Technique’, I have listed below the alternative supplies you could use for this technique but I first wanted to point out that there are couple of another ways of achieving the whole ‘look’ of this technique without using a cut and dry felt pad which is particulary useful if you dont have any cut ‘n dry felt.

Alternative Method 1 –

Take a large-ish rubber stamp – or any rubber stamp for that matter, and colour parts of the actual rubber die using water based marker pens. You can use La Plumes, Marvey Markers or ordinary felt pens, have a look at what pens you have in your stash and give them a go.

Colour your stamp with different colours until the entire die is covered with colour.

Then right before you stamp it, breathe onto the rubber with your mouth to remoisten the ink and then quickly stamp it onto card stock.

Voila – a multicoloured stamped image.

Alternative Method 2 – 

The easy peasyiest option – use a rainbow inkpad 🙂

Official List Of Supplies For Tag Two Are In BOLD 

(my comments, suggestions & alternatives in normal text):

Craft Sheet – optional for working on, I always use scrap paper or newspaper.

Cut n’ Dry Felt – you can also use a reversing stamp – this is a large flat piece of solid rubber without a design cut on it, kinda like an oversized Hero Arts ‘Shadow Stamp’. They are used for stamping onto and then re-stamping this onto card stock to flip the rubber stamp design over, thus ‘reverse stamping’ it as if it is a mirror image.

Distress Reinkers (or any waterbased reinkers) – any dye based reinkers or even artists inks would work for this.

Distress Ink Pad: Brushed Corduroy – or use whatever dye inkpads you have in your stash.

Archival Ink Pad In Jet Black – or any permanent black inkpad in your stash such as memories, stazon or Brilliance.

Glossy Accents – also known as diamond glaze, dimensional magic and other generic brands of clear raised faux glass.

Perfect Pearls Mist In Heirloom Gold – any metallic colour of spray inks you have in your stash, most of us own at least one. If you dont have any you can mix your own. See yesterdays blog post for the link to make your own.

Ink Blending Tool – this is used to ink the edges of the tag to make them look distressed, you can use cosmetic sponges for this, or why not do what I do – swipe the inkpad directly onto the edges of the tag itself (its quicker)

Alcohol Ink In Red Pepper – used for colouring the ‘bling’ I use permanent markers and overhead projection pens to do this often, its a lot easier to control the colour transfer with a pen tip.

Ink Applicator Tool – if your using sponges you dont need a tool to use them.

#8 Kraft Tags – any brand of tags or die cut your own.

Kraft Core – any vintage green paper or cardstock you have in your stash.

Festive Greenery Alterations Die – use whatever die cuts you have or draw a basic holly or leaf shape and use this as a template to cut out greenery shapes. You could also look for free templates online as an alternative.

Christmas Background & Border Texture Fades Embossing Folders – or any embossing folders you have in your stash.

 CMS117 Seasonal Silhouettes Stamp – any festive themed stamps in your stash.

Grid-Blocks – for using with unmounted stamps, if you use unmounteds then you will have your own acrylic blocks or similar for stamping with.

Sanding Grip – check out the tool box or use a nail file.

Paper Distresser – nick the edges of the tag with the blade of a pair of scissors to add distress.


Twine – or ribbon or whatever you have in your stash.

Bell – you can pick these up cheap at craft stores

Bling-On-A-Roll – use whatever embellishments you have or use glittery stickers etc.


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