Monday, December 5, 2011

Tim Holtz Tag Day 5 - Inspiration Tag

Here is the the Tim Holtz Day 5 tag of his 12 days of Christmas Tags. Here's the tag I used for inspiration today. It's his second card because I didn't really have the items necessary to make the wreath he made on the first one. 

Here's my tag. 

Here's what I did. 

First I rubbed Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen Distress Inks on the #8 Manilla Tag since I don't have Kraft Tags. Then, on a panel of white card stock I put on Iced Spruce and Weathered Wood Distress Inks and stamped Tim Holtz snowflake stamps in Iced Spruce on the panel. Then, I stamped the small Tim Holtz Merry Christmas stamp on the bottom right side. 

To make the deer, since I don't have the stamp he used, I painted grunge board with my silver dabber, then stamped the Hero Arts Collage Music Background in black ink on it, then I die cut the deer. 

To make the ornaments I used Cranberry and Watermelon Alcohol Inks on the red one and Meadow and Lettuce Alcohol Inks on the green one. When they dried I stamped with Black Archival Ink - I used the Hero Arts Swirl Christmas tree. The technique didn't really work too well, but you can see the swirls a little. For the tops of the ornaments I cut small pieces from the grunge board I painted silver and glued them to the top of the ornaments with Glossy Accents.Then I glue the silver thread to the ornaments and taped them down on the back with tissue tape. 

The ribbon is seam binding with linen thread from Stampin Up. 

This one was a little more out of my comfort zone, but in the end I like the finished product - it just took a while to get there. Thanks for taking a look!!


  1. dang donna, it looks just like his does! great job! i love your hanging ornaments, this looks fab :)

  2. Fab tag. Love the way you improvised. I used a swirl too but your ornaments look way better. Gorgeous.
    Sharon xx

  3. I think you did a great job being inspired by Mr. Holtz's tag, Donna. Love that reindeer and the fancy font on the sentiment.

  4. Your tag is beautiful and I love how you did your ornaments and the deer!!!


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