Saturday, December 29, 2012

After Christmas Tag

This tag was started before Christmas and finished this afternoon. Dabber paint and distress stickles were used on the poinsettia. I used several of the new distress inks on the tag. 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

December Daily 25

Check out this tag I made using Viva Las VegaStamps!, distress stains, ultra clear embossing powder, distress inks and bling from my stash.
You can view tutorial, list of stamps and supplies on VLVS blog:

Friday, December 14, 2012

December 14th Tag "Seasons Greetings"

This is my last day of share a tag a day for 12 Days!
Actually I've shared a total of 15 tags this month.

These dies arrived this week; the stacked words and toy soldier, they were die cut and then painted before placing on a stamped snowflake patterned paper tag. Calendar stamp from Mini Holidays 2 was with inked on white matte coated paper.
 A metallic metal gold bling was applied on hat. Gold tinsel twine was applied to tag with Tim's mini stapler. Red seam binding was added to tag to finish.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

December 13th Tag "A Joyful Christmas"

Tomorrow is my last day to share a tag a day for 12 days!!

Thank you for looking and a special Thank you for those that left a comment during this month! 

 I used Tim's stamp set inked with archival black ink.
An extra image was inked, watercolored, cut out and then placed over my distress inked background with sticky dots. To finish I added seasonal tissue tape and dyed ribbon.  

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

December 12 Tag "Joy"

This is my December tag for 12-12-12. My order of dies just arrived and I couldn't wait to play with them. The wreath and bow was die cut with red and green core-dination paper. Holly leaves from strip die was ink distressed and placed around the wreath with a little bit of glue. Glamor Glitz pearl was added to bow.
I hesitated for months and finally gave in buying word play die, die cut joy was made with tim's tissue paper and grungepaper. I used distress ink and stickles on joy. Glossy accents was used to apply bling for dot on joy.
Red trim was added on top. Glitzy holiday patterned paper was applied to #8 manila tag and then red distress ink was added to tag before adding the wreath and joy to tag.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December 11th Tag "Merry Christmas"

Die cut Tim's poinsettia die with grungepaper. Color poinsettia with green and red dabber paint, heat set to dry, add picket fence stickles over the flower and then heat set to dry.
The background was made with Tim's TF embossing folder.
Merry Christmas was made with my digital craft cutter and then painted with Bottle dabber paint. The star was painted with metallic white paint. Add the layers of flower with glue, the center flower was painted with gold dabber and then clear dots were added to center with glossy accents. Add red trim, bling from my stash of finding and old jewelry was added to finish my tag.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Santa Pop-up Card

Look on this blog to see how I made this card:
Comments appreciated!

December 10th Tag

My mother sent me this die cut stocking with the flower and embossing already on it. I hope she is pleased with the results how I finshed this tag.

I used a my Silhouette digital craft cutter to make the S, it was applied to a 3-d sticker and then glossy accents was added over the S.
My Silhouette was used with kraft core to cut "edec 25."
Punched a hole in stocking, added a ribbon with a tiny brad.
Dylusions spray ink was used to color the tag.
The glitz beads are actually hot fix beads I added with glossy accents.
Glue n' Seal was used as an adhesive to apply stocking to tag.
Picket fence distress Stickles was added around the stocking.
Trim was inked with distress stains and added to the tag to finish.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

December 9th Tag

HO HO HO!! jolly old santa was inked on glossy card stock and then inked with Christmas distress ink, trim. The holly from same sheet of stamps was inked with memento bamboo leaves, cut out. Red distress marker was used to color berries.
My tag was made with blue and green alcohol inks on transparency. This piece was added to a white tag.
Glue n' Seal was used on this tag.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

December 8th Tag

I used vintage rickrack that was once white that has turned with age. All stamped images are from Viva Las VegaStamps! I used black archival ink to stamp all images and then used Tim's new distress Christmas inks to color the tag. The trim binding was inked with distress stain and added to the tag.

I hope everyone is enjoying seeing my tags!

Friday, December 7, 2012

December 7th Tag

December the 7th!
I've enjoyed making each tag to share here on my blog!

I inked the music stamp on #8 manila tag with black ink and then sprayed it with perfect pearls. Set this aside to dry.
On trimmed manila, stamp Christmas Carols with archival black, immediately add clear embossing powder, pour off extra and heat set to glossy finish. Festive berries inked applicator was used to color piece. Sprinkle with water and heat dry.
Apply Christmas Carols to tag with glue n' seal. Use distress tool around outside of tag and then use inked applicator to color edges.
Ink trim with festive berries, wad up and heat set to dry. Add to top of tag, string gold bell with gold thread and then tie to trim.

Thanks for viewing my tag. Come back tomorrow!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

CC2C#31 Ink Pallete Distress

I've been so busy making tags to share here on my blog for December I almost forgot about CC2C #31 using Tim's technique on page 51; ink pallete distress.
Linda from Studio L3 has all the details:
Tim's volume 2; Compendium of Curiosities can be purchased here:

December 6th Tag

On this tag I used a product I've had for several years; MS Frosty Gingerbread Microbeads. The deer was die cut with glossy cardstock, and then inked with broken china distress stains, when it was dry I added MS glue over the deer and then added the tiny microbeads. I had to wait several hours for the glue to dry. Wow! love the look on my deer.
I used snowflake embossing folder on #8 tag and then added a little bit of color over the raised snowflakes with broken china distress ink.
Use demin dabber to paint townhouse die cuts. Add picket fence crackle paint to roof, when dry Stickles clear rock candy was added to roof tops.
Apply deer and townhouse to tag with glue n' seal; by the way this is my favorite wet glue.
Inked trim was added to finish my December 6th tag.

I forgot to add the silver tinsel twine to the deer before gluing down to tag.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December 5th Tag

Here is another fun tag, i used Tim Holtz toy soldier and merry christmas stamps as well as holly and sprig die cuts.
Background stamped image from my stash.
Distress markers were used on color toy soldier.
Patterned paper on holly leaf die cuts.
I used clear embossing on toy soldier and merry christmas and then heat set to a glossy finish.

This is my quick card.

My tags are being made daily to share with you. Come back soon.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December 4th Tag

Distress ink was used to apply color to tag and then green alcohol inked glitter was made and applied to blueprint stamped tree. Believe was inked with black archival.Distress markers were used to color ornaments. Distress stain was used to apply color on seam binding.
Come back to see what I made for tomorrow.

Monday, December 3, 2012

December 3rd Tag

Please come back each day while I share a new tag for 12 days!

This is a tag I made using one of Tim's stamp, distress inks, tissue tape, tag die, token, embossing folder, chitchat and a tab diecut. I used distress markers to color the ornaments.

Thanks for Looking and have a very nice day!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 ~ December x 2

Wow! I love what Tim shared on his blog December 1, 2012!
I was inspired to make this tag using his techniques on snowman card using All things Tim except I didn't have his metallic stain, word play die and metal embellishment.
I used what I had on hand using watered down dabber paint for the metallic stain. I was pleased with the results. I wish those metallic stains were available at Hobby Lobby or Michael's. Kraft core paper was used on the folded card.
My little Tim Holtz snowman was cut out and painted weeks ago and just sitting there. Thanks Tim for the inspiration to finish my tag!

Now, I'll share my second tag! I love Tim's poinsettia die!
Glossy accents on the die cut image as well as dabber paint with distress stain was used on this #8 tag. Tim's tissue wrap was applied to grungepaper poinsettia die cuts with glue n' seal. The tiny silver stickers/ from theNetherlands was applied on the green metallic folded card. My poinsettia die cut and added to the tag with 3D foam dots.
Thanks for Looking! I've enjoyed making all of my tags this year from viewing
 Tim's 12 tags of 2012.