Today I am sharing my versions of Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2012 December. Tim made two tags, and I tried to incorporate aspects of both on my projects. I ended up making two tags and one pop-up card, because I needed more Christmas cards and wanted to use more of the Christmas Blueprint stamps.
tag 2). He made a custom inked stamp pad. At the time, I made one for this ticket stamp and stamped and embossed a whole lot of them. I found them in a scrap box and thought they would fit well on this project.
Instead of using markers to colour the snowman, I used Distress Inks smeared on my craft sheet, lightly misted and applied with a paint brush. For me it is easier to control the ink this way and get the result I want (I got some harsher lines when trying it with the markers), perhaps because I am more used to it. Instead of using Rock Candy, as Tim did, I used Star Dust Stickles, for a bit more sparkle.
Tattered Poinsettia die, if you want to, have a look at the tutorial I posted yesterday for a dimensional Poinsettia magnet. The Poinsettia here was made in the same way as Tim did, but instead of using tissue wrap, I tore and glued old book paper to grungepaper before die cutting the Tattered Poinsettia flowers, also adding a Mini Poinsettia. I used Peeled Paint, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany and Scattered Straw to ink it and then coated with Rock Candy Distress Stickles.
Karen Burniston's fun Raising Platform die, as well as the Fancy Frame die. The raising platform is a perfect place for a special sentiment. Check Karen's video, to see how to assemble the raising platform. The background was stamped with a music stamp, with Barn Door ink.
A strip of green kraft core cardstock was embossed with the Poinsettia Pattern folder, to fit with the Poinsettias on the card. I sanded-it and then misted with Biscotti.
I die cut a star from a mirror sheet. Stamped a sentiment on top and adhered it above the tree (where there is a smaller star on the stamp). Love this stuff.
Another grungeboard and tissue wrap Poinsettia.
Thanks so much for looking!
Dies: Sizzix: Tattered Poinsettia, Mini Poinsettia, Holiday Lamppost, Raising Platform 3-D, Fancy Frame, Elegant Flourishes, Stars
Embossing folder: Sizzix Textured Poinsettia Pattern Set
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Christmas Blueprint, Christmas Time, Holiday Wishes, Odds and Ends; Hero Arts Holiday Sayings
Surfaces: Ranger manila tag, Specialty Stamping cardstock; Tim Holtz Idea-ology grungepaper and grungeboard, Composer tissue wrap, Mirror Sheets; Core'dinations Tim Holtz kraft-core cardstock
Ink: Archival Ink Jet Black; Distress Ink: Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Fired Brick, Barn Door, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Squeezed Lemonade, Evergreen Bough, Black Soot, Frayed Burlap, Chipped Sapphire
Stain: Distress Stain Barn Door, Fired Brick, Tarnished Brass
Glitter: Distress Stickles Rock Candy, Distress Stickles Antique Linen, Stickles Star Dust
Mist: Biscotti Perfect Pearls
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Silver Tinsel Twine, Crinkle Ribbon, Tissue Tape
Other: Ranger Glossy Accents, Crackle Accents