Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tim Holtz: 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag #11

Good morning! Are you sad that the 12 Tags are almost over?? I am, but I'm sooo grateful for all the new techniques that Tim has taught us. I feel like I have a much better understanding of his products and how to use them. I think 2012 is going to be quite the creative year!

If you haven't checked out Tim's eleventh installment in his 12 Tag series, click here. His tag is so bright, cheery, and fun!

Since I don't have Tim's stamps, I ended up using a Santa stamp that my in-laws gave me and my trusty embossing pen. If you're in a pinch and need a sentiment but nothing you have will work, create your own with an Inkssentials embossing pen. Carol from Paper Mermaids turned me onto these bad boys! You get a black pen and a clear one. The black pen allows you to see what you're writing but I prefer the clear one. There's something alluring about not knowing what your image will look like until it's embossed. :)

I don't have Tim's shrink plastic so I ended up embossing a clear piece of packaging, similar to what he did with his fourth tag. To give my plastic snowflakes some dimension, I applied some Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gloss and Aqua Stickles.

Well, that's all, folks! Thanks for looking, and as always, thank you for your sweet and encouraging comments! I just love how many new friends I've made across the globe, simply from this amazing tag challenge!


Movers & Shapers Carved Ornament die
Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Barn Door, Peeled Paint, & Black Soot Distress Ink
Aqua Stickles
Snowflake texture fade from Tim's Joy set
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pearl
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gloss
Inkssentials Clear embossing pen
Ranger black embossing powder


Sandra said...

Waw, nicely done! Love the colors! It's gorgeous!!

Anna Christensen said...

As ever, a stunning tag from you! Ooh - you embossed plastic packaging?! off to scour through the recycling..

Paper Nurse said...

Love the colors. Using that ornament die was a great choice!

Izzwizz said...

Gorgeous tag, love the colours. Well done you for using your own handwriting! I hate the look of mine :)

One4Joy said...

fun take on the original...nicely done with the perfect balance of color....

MarleneMAZ said...

I love that ornament you used. Great improvisation for the shrink plastic too.

Maria said...

Thanks, ladies! I had to laugh -- I used a HUGE ornament where others shrunk their's ... so funny!