Sunday, December 6, 2009

12 Tags of Christmas Day 6

I'm going to have to work backwards a bit here... sorry for that but I started in the middle! Today is Day 6 of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas challenge.
 This picture on the left is his gorgeous tag. Here is a link to his blog entry with full instructions on how to make it.

The primary feature in Tim's tag is the vintage car carrying a snow-covered christmas tree home on its roof. He stamped both parts onto something called grungeboard, embossed them, coloured them and cut them out, then he added snow to the christmas tree with white glittery flocking, and tied the whole lot together with twine rope.
The background on his tag is a sheet of paper from a real live dictionary and he shows you how to distress it in the blog entry. Finally he finished with some inking, a greeting, a ribbon, and a metal tag pinned onto it for good measure.

And now for my challenge. I do not have a stamp for a vintage car OR a Christmas tree. I don't have any coloured embossing powder, any metal tags, or for good measure, any of the 'flocking powder'. I don't even own any grungeboard! lol The only item that I have to use of Tims is a distress stamp pad that somebody just gave me. So how did I do?

Here's my tag and you can tell me what you think! I started by finding a vintage car jpg on the web and I sized it and printed it out. My tree is a plastic sticker, and I put cornstarch on the back so it would work popped up. I printed, coloured, cut, and wrapped it with some glittery 'rope'. Then I popped it up with foam tape the same way Tim did. It didn't occur to me that I could have flipped the clipart before I printed it, so my tag is backwards! My background is a piece of patterned paper from my stash. I skipped the distressing because it was already vintage-looking and just inked it up a little.I added a ribbon, and used a mini cardstock tag with some gold paint on it to make it look more metallic, and a gold charm to finish off. The tag says 'family traditions' which seems appropriate for collecting a christmas tree! Lastly I 'flocked' the tree - I used light dabs of glue and a sprinkling of glitter embossing powder - the heat gun would have melted the plastic sticker if I'd tried to actually emboss it!


Anonymous said...

Incredible! Wow, making a tag like Tim's without all the tools to do it. Love how your mind works trying to figure out how you could get the same/(very similar at least) effect with what you had at your disposal. Super job! Shhhh! Don't tell Tim, but I like your little sentiment better than his. Terrific Karen!

Lyneen said...

I just love how this tag turned out..... I think it is one of my favorites!!! Congrats on your first 6 tags... I need to get started on mine!!!