Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tim Holtz Tags Day 4 - Inspiration Tag

Here's the inspiration tag for Tim Holtz Day 4 of his 12 Tags of Christmas. If  you notice his snowflake at the top of the card looks a lot like my snowflake from day 2 - just saying... :)

Here's my tag.






Here's what I did to make this tag. Mostly what Tim says on his blog with a few different colors and items. 


First I painted the grunge board with the white dabber and die cut the snowman and snowflake. Then I covered them with Picket Fence Crackle paint. I don't have Rock Candy Crackle so I rubbed Rock Candy Distress Stickles over the snowman and snowflake after the crackle took effect. Once it all dried I colored the snowman with Broken Glass and Spun Sugar distress stains and it gave kind of a purple effect - which I really like since purple is my favorite color. I added some Rock Candy Distress Stickles on the top of his hat for a frosty effect - like Tim said. 


For the tag I put distress stains on the craft mat and rubbed the tag over them. I forgot to spray the tag with water first so I did it after. The stains I used were Broken China, Spun Sugar and Picket Fence. Then I used the Hero Arts Snowflake Background stamp with Broken China Distress Stain and stamped the background. Then I sprayed the tag with Vanilla Smooch spritz so it's sparkly, but it's hard to see in the picture.


For the finishing touches I adhered the snowman to the tag with foam tape. I put tulle through buttons and adhered them to the bottom of the tag with foam tape and glossy accents. I also used some American Crafts Natural Chipboard letters for the numbers. I painted them with the gold dabber and when it dried put Glossy Accents on top, then I put them on the snowman. I adhered the snowflake to the top of the card and tied tulle and ribbon as a scarf, tied tulle and Stampin Up tinsel to the top of the card and finally I added some Hero Arts pearls to his hat. 


This was my favorite tag yet, mainly because of the colors and the fact I love snowmen. BTW, how do you like my new blog header?


Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

  1. Fabulous tag, Donna! Beautifully done! :)

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  2. i just finished mine, this one was really fun. i love the crackle effect you created, and all the shimmery toule looks great! also i ADORE the new header :)

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  3. Wow, Donna, what a really wonderful collaged tag! I love the snowflakes and all of the embellishments you gave your snowman.

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  4. Love your version of the tag! Your snowman looks all shimmery, how fantastic!

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  5. Ah, this is so cute! I love the frosty snowman in silhouette.

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  6. Hi Donna. Your snowman Christmas tag turned out really cute!!! You just proved that you don't have to be just like Tim's to have a really cute tag! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  7. Don't you love that pretty blue?! I think it's great! Perfect for an icy tag like this : )

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  8. WOw zerssss love the colors and the crackle yummieness all over thank you for sharing your fabby project with Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs Terry xxxx

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