Tuesday, December 9, 2014

12 tags of 2014 for December

I love Tim's tag this month!
Tim ask if everyone has had a chance do a tag each month, for me I missed three months this year due to swelling on my legs and leg surgery from October 2013 thru November 28. In the last few weeks I've started feeling better and ready to get back into stamping. I hope Tim continues with the 12 tags of 2015 next year.

Check out Tim's 12 Tags of 2014 for December: 
I wanted to buy the word script and deer after seeing Tim's tag, I check every shop in our area, they said they were out of stock. Other online shops were out of stock as well.

I used what Tim Holtz supplies I had in my stash to make my three tags for December.
I used Tim's festive greenery strip die, Stickles Distress Glitter, Distress Paints, Distress Inks and Industrial Stickers. If you have a chance to buy his Stickles Distress Glitter, do so you wouldn't be disappointed. I used his distress glitter on the deer, phrase and snowflakes. Distress paints to color deer, foliage, bells, snowflake and phrase. Distress inks to color trims.
I completed the first tag far right, I was disappointed using a black ink pad on background, sorry Tim I missed that step using a lighter shade, since I didn't have what Tim used, I inked my snowflake with archival black ink and stamped on copy paper and then on my tag. I had two deer and supplies already painted so I made two more tags, each one similar but different. I ran out of foliage when I worked on center tag. That is the one of our married granddaughters picked out as her favorite to put on her mantel.
Many layers of chipboard were used to make deer and snowflakes with my Cameo. I kept three deer and sent two deer to my mother. She calls me or I'll call her when Tim's tag is up on his website each month. I completed all the tags with a die cut called small easel by Tim Holtz. I love using this die it with my tags to make them stand up.
Tim Holtz supplies:
Festive Greenery strip die
Distress Paints
Distress inks
Stickles Distress Glitter
Heat it Tool
Tag die
Small Easel

Other supplies
Rangers Archival black ink
Heidi Swapp color shine teal spray 
Snowflake stamps
Manila card stock
Card stock by Core'dinations
Silhouette Cameo

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Peace on Earth

I was inspired to make my own tag after viewing a beautiful tag by Tammy Tutterow on Facebook. 

I'm sharing a quick tutorial how I made my tag. 
Alcohol inks were used to color clay coated glossy card stock and then die cut the small poinsettia on the Bigz die three times.  Vintage photo distress ink was used around each petal using a foam applicator tool.
One self-adhesive pearl embellishment was applied to each flower.  
The trims were made using a variety of distress inks. One yard of trim was used to make the bow. 

Ranger's Adirondack Alcohol inks 
Clay coated cardstock
Tim Holtz Festive Greenery strip die
TH Poinsettia die
TH Texture Fades EF 
TH Distress inks
TH Tag die
TH heat tool
TH applicator tool with foam
Ranger's Archival black ink
Autumn Leaves Winter Wonders clear stamps
Manila folder 
Trim/Seam Binding by Hug Snug
Peace embellishment unknown
Pearls embellishment from stash