Hello, it's Sharon here today -- I'm thrilled to participate in Ellen's 12 Tags of Christmas with a feminine twist! (With just a *tiny bit* of panic, not knowing what Tim would create today and worried if I would have suitable products on hand, LOL!)
For his tag technique today, Tim used Cut-N-Dry Stamp Pad Felt and Distress Dye Reinkers to create a custom multi-colored stamp pad. A pretty cool and a great time-saver if you plan on doing a lot of projects with that stamp and want a multi-colored image with just one stamping -- great for big projects like holiday cards or tags. Unfortunately, I didn't have any of the stamp pad felt on hand to try this out, so I improvised!
After coloring the rubber stamp with the markers, lightly mist it with water -- this will reactivate the marker ink that may have already dried on the stamp; then stamp onto a #8 Manila Tag. You don't want too much water or the marker ink will run together, but not enough water might leave some areas that won't stamp out nicely . . . it's a fine line and might take a little practice!
I filled in the top of the tag with this pretty swirl Lockhart Millinery Vine Embellishment, stamped in Antique Linen Distress Ink. Next, I distressed the edges of my tag with Tim's Paper Distresser and then inked the edges and top of the tag with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
I don't have the gorgeous Festive Greenery die that Tim used on his tag today (and Ellen is giving it away to a lucky winner on this blog post!), so my feminine twist to this tag was to use what I did have on hand -- Tim's Tattered Florals and Tattered Leaves dies:
When die cut out of the right colors (Memory Box Cranberry & Dill cardstock) and stacked together, one of the flowers looks like a poinsettia! To add some texture to the leaf die cut, I folded the leaf and sanded the crease, then inked the crease with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
To finish my tag, I used a combination of Antique Linen Distress Reinker mixed with Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls and a little bit of water in a Mini Mister. This really gives everything on the tag a lovely golden holiday glow and a little bit of a tea stained look! (Hopefully you can see the lovely sparkle better by clicking on the photo above for a larger view). Alternately, Ellen carries Ranger's Perfect Pearls Mists (where the pearls are already mixed up for you in a spray bottle) and Heirloom Gold would be a close alternative.
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Santa's Wish; Lockhart Millinery Vine Embellishment;
Paper: Ranger Inkssentials #8 Manila Tag; Memory Box Cardstock-Cranberry & Dill;
Ink: Memento Markers-Rich Cocoa, Bamboo Leaves, Rhubarb Stalk; Antique Linen & Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks; Distress Ink Reinker-Antique Linen;
Dies: Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigz Dies-Tattered Florals & Tattered Leaves;
Accessories: Ranger Perfect Pearls-Perfect Gold, Mini Mister Set, Ink Blending Tool; 1/2" Silver Jingle Bells, Advantus Tim Holtz Sanding Block & Tiny Attacher; Tonic Tim Holtz Paper Distresser; green Prima Lace-Donegal; Hero Arts Red Crystal Gemstones;
A huge THANK YOU Sharon - thank you for sharing your tag with us today! Please be certain to leave Sharon your love in the comments section below - and guess what, by doing so you are automatically entered in our random drawing for the goodies shown above. This Festive Greenery is gorgeous and the Cut N' Dry felt is definitely a tool that should be in everyone's craft stash :-D You have until Monday, December 5th noon Pacific Time (one comment per person please) to share your love with Sharon.
We once again thank you for joining us here in the CLASSroom for our 12 Tags series!