Saturday, December 3, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas Day 3

I miss crafting at night after everyone’s gone to bed. I have been so busy with school and my second job at my LSS that I haven’t had the time (and energy) to stay up late for a few months. Playing along with Tim Holtz’s Christmas tags after midnight is fun and I am reminded why I love crafting at this hour – the peace and quiet. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh….. Do you know what I mean?

 

So tonight Tim got out his large sentiment background stamp and stamped it using a special technique with Cut ‘n Dry foam. Check it out here.  I have never owned Cut ‘n Dry because I don’t do much stamping with colours (I do mainly line art images) so to play along I had to ink my stamp the old fashioned way: with small ink pads of varying colours directly onto the stamp.. Once I was done applying the ink I gave the stamp a light mist of “Marshmallow” glimmer mist to get the ink wet for stamping.. It worked wonderfully!

Tag #1

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On both of the tags once I was finished stamped I misted the whole tag with “Biscotti” Perfect Pearls mist. It gives a lovely golden shine when it’s dry:

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I went with two slightly different colours schemes with the embellishments. On this tag I used some “pinecones” (die cut with a Nestabilities rolled flower die) cut from Tim’s glassine paper.

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The other elements were cut out with my Silhouette, inked, then got a dusting of Snow Cap paint dauber.

Tag #2

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This is just a slightly brighter green.. And no pinecones this time, just holly berries!

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So that’s all, folks! I can’t believe how many new viewers I’ve had from Tim’s blog. It’s been an honour to have you stop by! See you tomorrow.