Friday, December 23, 2011

Tim tag #10

Hi my friends.  I think I might just get them all done.  I'm one more tag closer to getting finished.  This is my second one today, but by the time I finish typing my post, it will probably be a new date, since it's almost midnight. 

Here's the link to Tim's tag #10.  And here is my version. 

More improvising was required on this tag.  I had actually started the first step a couple of days ago - packing tape transfer - but my first one (actually two) have disappeared.  I think static is probably the reason.  They grabbed onto something and are hiding.  But that's OK.  I actually like this one way better.  I pulled out some old Christmas cards and found a picture that was small enough to use. 

Then came time to do some improvising.  Although I'm sure all the paper was gone from the tape, the metal foil tape didn't show through at all, so it made no sense to even use it, so I didn't.  I also don't have any facets, so instead, I used a piece of plastic packaging on the front of the picture and on the back, I built up a few layers of card stock to give it some stability.  I used my cropadile to punch holes in it for the brads. 

My music background stamp is from Judikins and the greenery is from Cornish Heritage Farms.  After I stamped the green, I heat set it before I put the embossing powder one -- oops!  So I pulled out my versamarker and went over all the stems and leaves and then embossed it.  You can't even tell the difference. 

No banner die here, so I cut that freehand, and added some distress ink to make it blend with the rest of the tag.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it apart, because it was in three lines.  It was too long to fit the banner, so I just left out the word 'still'. 

Then I added some hand cut holly leaves and some punched berries, to which I have added some glossy accents.

I'm so glad you stopped by to visit.  I'm not sure I'll be posting again before Christmas, so I hope you have a wonderful time with your dearest friends and family.  We have two get togethers this weekend, one with my husband's family and one with mine.  Tomorrow I need to do some food preparation. 


Anita Houston said...

Ok...this is now my new favorite of!!! Oh...I just love it! What a perfect crisp and clean on the embossing...something I can never manage! I love how you improvised as well, so striking!

Dawn Mercedes said...

This is spot on! Boy...this this might be the favorite for me. Of course, I'm going down 12 to let's see! haha

Purple said...

Love it :D