I know you guys have been following Tim's 12 Days of Christmas...right??? And who wouldn't???
Although I've been drooling like the rest of you, I haven't taken the time to make one yet.
Sooooooo, after working a week with Beeswax, and UTEE, and dabbing the fingers with toothpaste (thank you Suze) and Foille (a miracle drug), I think I've figured out how to keep all ten out of the band-aid box!!! Fun stuff everyone!!!
You have GOT to try it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway, after looking at Tim's latest, I remembered a strip of film tape I had glued little faces on when I first got it. BONUS!!!! It was already donewith little faces from Paper Imagery Designs. But I never figured out what to DO with it. And a Christmas tag was just the place for it after seeing Tim's tag today.
So I thought I'd share the process with you as my Christmas Gift to my bloggers.
Here ya go!!!
1. I started with the ususal tag and added Old Paper Distress Ink all around the whole tag. Added Aged Mahogany to all but the center, some Brushed Corduroy and then heat set. Must heat set or EP will stick everywhere!!!
2. Then I used Tim's edge stamp from the Rockstar set to ink with embossing ink, and add Lettuce Adirondack embossing powder. Before using heat tool, brush off around the tag edges for a random tattered edge...it looks a bit more vintage that way. I LOVE this stamp done with the green EP!!!!!
3. Using Sepia Archival ink and the Fabulous Flourish, stamp the entire tag even over the EP. Lightly heat set again and it's good to go. The sepia ink is so cool over the lettuce EP. (Open center is for Christmas Carols stamp.)
4. Distress the edge and add my personal favorite, Black Soot Distress ink. Could not live without this ink!!!! Makes all the colors POP!
5. From the Mini Holidays I stamped the Christmas Carols and Pine Bough around the edge in Black Archival ink.
6. I used Tombow markers to add red and grey shadows to the stamped images.
7. The Film Strip is glued to chipboard and then glued to the tag. 3 glittery star brads go down the side...hard to see the sparkle here.
8. The little bulbs are tied together with red embroidery floss and the gold wire ribbon is tied and scrunched for a vintage look. The floral embellishment is cut from a larger piece I found at Jeffrey Alan's. I liked the snow on them. Glue in place. If the leaf sticks, it's all good!
And there you have it. Thanks to everyone who stops by, especially those who leave a comment. It's no fun talking to yourself!!!!
We're off for a few days vacation where it's a bit warmer....good food, some shows, and no snow.