Saturday, December 3, 2011

Tim Holtz Tags Day 3 - Inspiration Tag

I woke up early and got started on todays tag that was inspired by Tim Holtz Day 3 of his 12 Tags of Christmas event. Here is the inspiration tag. 

Here's my tag. 

Here's what I did:

First, since I didn't have a kraft tag I sponged on distress ink in Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen. Then I inked the large Hero Arts Background stamp with the three holiday distress inks - Festive Berries, Evergreen Baugh and Iced Spruce and stamped it on the tag. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress Ink. 

For the leaves I used a Spellbinders die and used grunge paper. I colored the leaves with Evergreen Pine Distress Stain and sanded the edges. I glued them to the tag with glossy accents. Then I added red rhinestones for the berries. 

For the top I just added a canvas ribbon. The star is a Spellbinder die on grunge paper. I put tissue tape on the star, colored it with a copic marker and inked the edges with my gold dabber. Then I added Rock Candy Distress Stickles to the tape and dried it with the heat gun. I attached it to the tag with Stampin Up Linen Thread. I thought the star looked interesting after it wrinkled up when I used the heat gun on it to dry the Distress Stickles.  Here's a close up picture. The colored twine is called Christmas from Doodlebug Designs. Thanks for taking a look!


  1. Love the new inks! Beautiful the way you stamped the background, Donna, and that star is fabulous!

  2. gorgeous! what a perfect stamp to use. and that star looks so great, love what you did with it!

  3. What a fab tag Donna! Love how you stamped the sentiment and that star is fantastic!!

  4. Very creative! I love your background and the star and holly are perfect!


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