Nothing like a weekend to help you crank out scrapping projects. Not only did I get 2 more tags done but I also finished a couple of teacher gifts for my girls. I'll try to post those some time tomorrow. You won't want to miss it. It's such a great, quick idea that my friend Patti told me about.
So, basically for lack of a huge Santa face stamp and having to switch to slightly bigger tags for the last 6 tags, I opted for a different look from Tim's tag. I chose one of the big picture stamps from Stampendous of our Saviour come to earth. I didn't want to use the whole stamp, so I made an image of the stamp on paper, cut out (with an exacto knife) the part I wanted to see and left the shell (note you need the shell). I taped the shell onto my stamp, inked it up and stamped my tag. With the mask over my stamp, I only have the part I want on my tag.
I used Antique Linen, Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender, Broken China and Weather Wood distress inks for the background. The music stamp and stars are from Hampton Arts, the flourish from 7 Gypsies and the Noel stamp from Inkadinkadoo. I used Stickles and Liquid Pearls to add accent colors to the masked stamp.
Blah, blah, blah (for those following all 12 days, here's a repeat of the first 6): Disclaimer - Below is a picture of Tim's Day 7 Tag. The photo below and tag are the intellectual property of Tim Holtz and are only being used here as a comparison of inspiration. If you are following along, complete instructions and detailed photos of Tim's tag below can be found here.
Tag #8 was a lot of fun. Since I don't have a lot of stamps from Stampers Anonymous (not that I wouldn't love them all), I opted for a Frosty tag instead of the lamp post. The snowman and flourish stamps are by Inkadinkadoo.
Most everything was the same except for the items I added to the snowman. I embossed the snowman on grungepaper with black and then I wiped across it with white acrylic paint. After heat drying the paint, I wet a paper towel and scrubbed the paint off of the embossed areas. In the snowman areas, I added Glossy Accents and then covered with Martha Stewart's Course Crystals (I really like this stuff). Note on the crystals: they are pretty clear when they aren't shimmering in the light, so you'll want to use them over some type of colored area. Finally I added Christmas Red stickles to the scarf area and berries to his hat. I think he turned out kinda cute.
Guess what time it is... Disclaimer - Below is a picture of Tim's Day 8 Tag. The photo below and tag are the intellectual property of Tim Holtz and are only being used here as a comparison of inspiration. If you are following along, complete instructions and detailed photos of Tim's tag below can be found here.
Happy crafting everyone. You still have time to get your gifts made before Christmas.