Thursday, September 14, 2017

Snowman Shimmery Tag Tutorial

Hello again! I have a winter tag tutorial to share with you today, which could also easily be turned into a Christmas card, or maybe a decoration. 

Layers of ink - Snowman Shimmery Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember set

This tag is my second project made with the Tim Holtz exclusive STAMPtember stamp and stencil set at Simon Says Stamp. You can find my first project, a Deer Winter mixed media canvas here. For this tag, I wanted a warm background with the woodgrain circles being the main feature, and the fun snowman as focal point. The tag is very shimmery in real life.


The Tim Holtz exclusive stamp and stencil set is one of the exclusive sets released for Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember celebrations. You can see all the STAMPtember exclusive products here.

Layers of ink - Snowman Shimmery Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember set

Both the stamp set and stencil are very versatile and can be used for many different types of projects, and not only for Christmas. The trees and the cool woodgrain circle, for instance, work any time of the year.

Layers of ink - Snowman Shimmery Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember set

I started out by repeatedly stamping the woodgrain circle with brown Archival Ink. The image was stamped twice on masking paper first and cut out. I used the masks when stamping all circles apart from the one at the bottom right. I forgot to take a photo of that step unfortunately. Ink the tag with Distress Ink and splatter with water to create droplets.

Layers of ink - Snowman Shimmery Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember set

Place the masks on the two top woodgrain circles and mix a little bit of Ancient Dina Wakley paint into Texture Paste. Smear through the star part of the stencil.

Layers of ink - Snowman Shimmery Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember set

When the paste was dry, I painted the stars with more Ancient paint to increase the metallic effect and then misted the tag with mica spray.

Layers of ink - Snowman Shimmery Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember set

White emboss the fun snowman on heavystock cardstock and die cut with one of the circles from the Stitched Circles set.

Layers of ink - Snowman Shimmery Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember set

Ink the circle with Peacock Feathers and Ground Espresso. The embossing resists the ink. I also die cut circles from burlap and tore off the edge. It is easy to tear along the stitched impression that the die makes. The two circle stamps were stamped on cardstock and inked. They are just the right size for the largest tags for Tim Holtz's Tag Press Tool. It was fun making my own metal-rimmed tags.

Layers of ink - Snowman Shimmery Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember set

I added burlap circles under the metal-rimmed tags too. The tag needed a bit of red and a Mirrored Heart was coloured with alcohol ink.

Layers of ink - Snowman Shimmery Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember set

The crinkle ribbon was dyed with Peacock Feathers and Ground Espresso and misted with the mica spray.

Layers of ink - Snowman Shimmery Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember set

I also used red Heirloom Roses, from the Halloween idea-ology release. They work great for Christmas projects too.

Layers of ink - Snowman Shimmery Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember set

You might see the shine of the mica spray better here. It works really well on festive projects.

I hope you enjoyed this project and thank you so much for taking the time to visit here today!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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Tim Holtz STAMPTEMBER Cling Rubber...
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Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits STITCHED...
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Ranger TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS Designer...
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE
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Ranger TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS Archival...
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Ranger TEXTURE PASTE
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress MIXED MEDIA...
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress 4.25 X 5.5...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology TEXTURED SURFACES
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology MIRRORED HEARTS
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HEIRLOOM ROSES...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology CRINKLE RIBBON
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp CLEAR ACRYLIC...
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Simon Says Stamp MASKING PAPER
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft MINI SNIPS
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Dina Wakley Ranger PALETTE KNIFE
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT...
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink POPPYFIELD
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE
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Sizzix PURPLE WITH SILVER GLITTER...
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Sizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM
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Sizzix MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM STANDARD...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology TAG PRESS Tools
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology TAG PRESS RINGS...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology ASSORTED TAG...
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Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL United...
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Ranger EUROPEAN VOLTAGE HEAT IT CRAFT...
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK...
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GROUND...
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE...
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FRAYED...
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Dina Wakley Ranger ANCIENT
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER WHITE
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8 comments:

  1. Beautiful mixed media tag, love the color and texture! The new Stamptember stamp and stencil set is awesome!

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  2. Beautiful tutorial!!!!! I love the wood stamp in this set!!!

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  3. Wonderful.... I love this tag!! And the stamps too!

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  4. What a great stampset this is. I love the wood stamp! what a great colour is the darkest colour u used!

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  5. How beautiful Anna-Karin. This set from TH is so awesome and versatile, I love it!

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  6. Wonderful start for Christmas preparations. I like the colors and the composition of stamp motifs you have chosen.
    Dear greetings
    Sabine

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  7. This is SO eye catching Anna-Karin! LOVE IT!!!!

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