Monday, December 19, 2011

Tim's Tags ... #7

I loved how Tim created the base of these tags!. I wasn't in to all the greenery on the bottom of the first tag so I followed along with his idea on the second tag. I actually liked it so much I made two tags! So fun! This will definitely be a technique I use time and again.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gift Card Holders

About a month ago, I saw a post on gift card holders on She's a Sassy Lady Blog. I thought they were so adorable. They were designed by Lisa at Lisa's Craft Room Blog. So cute! Although I don't own the die that she used to create her pretty holders, I created one on my Gypsy. Next best thing if you don't have unlimited funds!! Anyway, I tucked gift cards in these holders for my gorgeous little nieces. I hope they like them!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tag 6 - Enameled Metal Embossing

Enameled Metal Embossing. Okay ... just the name scared me! And, on top of that, I don't possess any metal foil tape. Hmmmm ... what to use? Aluminum foil. I tried it, and it sorta, kinda, almost worked. I found that it's not very durable after the embossing process. I used a sanding tool after I painted the tag. The embossing portion actually worked better than I thought it would. Mr. Frosty the Snowman was a huge help in hiding a few foil rips ... he he he. Once i put the whole tag together, I was mildly pleased with how it turned out.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas ... Tag 5

Tim shared a technique called "distress to distress stamping technique". Since I didn't have the heavy transparency he used for his tag, I used a piece of acetate from packaging. However, it didn't work for me at all! The distress ink didn't adhere well to the acetate. I continued with a stamp and then tried to wipe off as he did. Oh my! What a mess. I decided that I would try it on a stamp instead ... thus the label with the plaid was born. Not thrilled with this tag, but it's completed. Wait til you see my mess with Tag 6! LOL

Monday, December 5, 2011

12 Tags ... Tag 4

I loved the mottled look of the tags Tim created on Day 4. It was great fun mixing up the colors ... turned out better than I had hoped. The crackle paint is also cool to play with. How much fun trying so many new techniques!! Off to create Tag 5 ...

Tim's Christmas Tags ... Tag 3

Tim Holtz always has a couple renditions of the tags he shares with us every day. I attempted two of his techniques for Tag #3. I would not have attempted the custom pad using distress re-inkers method had I not come upon Cyndi's linked up tag on Tim's blog. She has a great alternative that I incorporated in to my plans for the ivy tag. She also had a link to making the brad bows for your tags/cards. Go check her out ... just click on "Cyndi's".

When I went back to take a peak at Tim's explanation on the re-inking custom pad, I found that I actually didn't follow the directions! I used alcohol inks not re-inkers! No wonder I wasn't getting the results I wanted. Duh! I also made another lil' booboo ... I was using Versamark ink rather than embossing ink when I stamped "Peace, Love, Joy" on the one tag. Let me clarify ... a couple of booboo's! I should have used the embossing ink when I ran the other tag through the Big Shot when I was embossing. Live and learn!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas ... Tag 1

I actually had so much fun making this tag. My creative juices weren't flowing right away, but then inspiration hit. I do have to tell ya, Tim provides plenty of inspiration. If I could just have a smidgen of that ... maybe he could bottle it up and sell it in his Etsy shop. What I would give ... sigh! Here is what I came up with. Sure wish I could capture all the sparkle in the picture!

Friday, December 2, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas ... Tag 2

I look forward to Tim Holtz's Tag Creations every December. I'm a day behind ... already! I decided to start with Tag 2 rather than Tag 1 ... just because! So, here it is: