Monday, December 19, 2011

A Christmas Tag...

Happy Monday!
Today I am going to share with you a tag that I did, inspired by Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas. I know that it is over and usually I would have posted throughout those days... but I couldn't create til after the fact. It made me so sad because I have been looking forward to this all year. Right before the tags started I got a kidney stone for Christmas... too big to pass of course. So I had to have a procedure done... so for about two weeks I was out of it because of the pain and meds.
I barely was able to comprehend what I was seeing when I was looking at his blog throughout the 12 tags! So I have been slowly creating my tags since I have recovered...
Here is one I would like to share with you today:
I made this tag using this new stamp I got recently...
I found it on Simon Says Stamp. ...and I am in love with this stamp! It's huge! and perfect for any project! Have I mentioned that I LOVE this stamp?!!!

I used the technique Tim Holtz used on Tag #2 using the Distress Stain Picket Fence.
I stamped my Flourish on to the tag using Archival Ink. I then went over the whole tag with Picket Fence Distress Stain. Once it dried, I inked up the tag using the Distress Inks in various colors.
Now the real fun part... I took an exacto knife and sliced in to the tag! and then ripped it and stapled the pieces back. Using a stamp from Memory Box I stamped the music notes and inked it up with Distress Inks and adhered to the back of the tag. The poinsettia is a Penny Black cling stamp. After stamping it on to Glassine paper with Archival Ink, I inked it up using Festive Berries Distress Ink.

 My charm is made by 7 Gypsies. I coated the back with Glossy Accents and put Tim Holtz Tissue Paper on it. Once dried, I ripped off the excess and some of it from the back.

Merry Christmas!