Thursday, December 9, 2010
12 Tags of Christmas - #9
Wow! I have to say that this tag, by far, is my absolute favorite of Tim's this year! I love this one. Love the bling, love the colors, love the tinsel!
(Just in case you've been living under a rock for the past few days, I'm talking about Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas. If you haven't yet, you need to go to his blog and check 'em out. He's got step-by-step photos, videos, and extra techniques. It's a smorgasbord over there!)
Here is Tim's tag #9...
It's so awesome, I can't stand it!
Now here's my take on it (I'm doing a banner eventually, therefore each of my "tags" is actually a pennant)...
Be sure to go to Tim's blog and check out everything because I'm going to show you only what I did differently, rather than each and every step. He's already done that for you!
First off, since my tag is a triangle, I decided to stamp the sheet music on an angle. I didn't have Heirloom Gold Spritz, but I did have regular Gold. Big mistake!
Do over. This time I used Perfect Pearls "Perfect Bronze". Much better. I ink distressed with Walnut Stain. (this has become my favorite ink color!)
I didn't have Tim's "Upon a Time" die strip to cut out the letters, so I just stamped mine and embossed them with black embossing powder. Believe me, I was holding my breath, since I didn't want to mess up the work I'd already done. You'll also notice that I hammered my brads at the bottom tip of the pennant and only used five.
Here's a closer look. Is it me, or do the letters appear to be floating? (perhaps I've had too much wine). This alphabet stamp is "Charm Lowercase" from Close To My Heart.
For Tim's rosette, he used his rosette die and his Seasonal paper stack. Unfortunately I don't have the die or the paper (YET), but I have figured out an easy way to make the rosette (although not as easy as using a die) and I do have his Lost & Found paper stack which has this sheet music in it!
I cut a 1 1/2 x 12 inch strip, then used my Fiskars scallop scissors along one long edge.
Then I scored along each scallop, then scored again between each of those scores. If that doesn't make sense, you might want to check out my paper folding technique video on YouTube at this link. Or you can just go buy Tim's die and watch his video on his blog today.
These are so much fun to make! I wanna make a hundred, but it's almost time for dinner...
I happened to have some older buttons in a jar, so I was happy about that. I love how Tim put tinsel around his rosette and then added the heart and crown charms. I had those!!!
Tim's baubles are at the top of his tag, but with my pennant they seemed better at the bottom. Don't you think?
Here's another look at my finished "tag." I can't tell you how excited I am thinking about connecting all these into one long banner! I'll treasure this forever.
Thanks for looking. Enjoy your evening.