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!


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

  2. Love your Tag. S x

  3. 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 :)

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

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

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

  7. 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

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

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  9. 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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