Saturday, December 3, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas TAG 3

Today's tag by Tim Holtz features the Season's Silhouettes stamp set and how it coordinates with the Christmas Backgrounds Texture Fade. This one-two punch makes a project seem like you've taken hours because of the texture and the color you achieve.

Here's Tim's tag #3... Be sure to go to his blog post today and follow along all the steps to make it. And you'll enjoy a special treat while you're there because he's also included a video from 7 years ago when he was on the Carol Duvall Show. Brings back memories.


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If you've been following along, you know that I've been creating ornaments for our Christmas tree inspired by all of Tim's tags this year. Here's what I came up with today...


Just a few adaptations today. I had borrowed the Festive Greenery die on day 1 of the tags from my neighbor and then returned it to her later that afternoon. This morning when I woke up extra early to make day 3's tag, I saw Tim used the die again. While Patty was probably awake, I didn't want to bother her at 6:00 a.m. on a Saturday to borrow the die again. If I know her, she would have been happy to lend it to me and would probably give me a cup of coffee too.



This is where I had to make do with what I had rather than wake Patty. A few cuts on the Cricut, a Martha Stewart punch, and a QuicKutz die, plus some poinsettias from the craft store came together nicely. I added some Platinum Stickles and some red gems.






As convinced as I was that I had a silver jingle bell somewhere in this house, I was evidently mistaken. I had these tiny bells right here in my studio so I just used those. I liked Tim's trick with wrapping the twine around a pencil and heating it to keep the curl. Worked like a charm!






One thing I learned today is that Tim knows what he's talking about, so when he gives us a video link for tips on how to properly use the stamps with the Texture Fades, we need to pay attention. About mid-way through that video, he tells us to shift the stamped image about 1/8 inch lower than the texture fade image before running it through your machine. Above is an example if you don't do that.  

It's always a learning experience.





Thank you for taking the time to visit me today. I hope you have an enjoyable Saturday.

8 comments:

  1. Your ornaments are coming out beautifully! Awesome idea!

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  2. What a wonderful idea - I think this is gorgeous - your tree is going to be wonderful.

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  3. I like yours better than Tim's! (Shh, did I say that???) LOL Beautiful. I'm enjoying seeing what you come up with everyday.

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  4. Love your tags. Yours is so much prettier than Tim's.

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  5. Absolutely great! and I agree much more prettier than Tims. I picked yours up straight away as it was so different. Your tree is going to look fab!

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  6. Beautiful tag! And, thanks so much for the tip - I would have done exactly the same thing. ;-)

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  7. lol I felt like I wrote that sentence about jingle bells missing. ;)

    thanks for showing what happens when you DO NOT shift the paper. I was wondering just how bad it could be. hehe now we know!

    Great tag! I think your greenery substitutions came out lovely!

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