Friday, January 24, 2014

Christmas Corner and a Tim tag

Hi Everyone!

Today I have another Christmas card to share:


I tried out a new stamping technique for this card.  I dabbed Distress Stains in various colors directly on my stamp and then stamped onto my paper.  Easy Peasy!  I love the result.  I simply added a text stamp with Archival Ink in coffee, and some Distress ink on the distressed edges.  I finished this card off by adding some Ideology rick- rack trim and mounting it on a card. 
Here is the inside:

Just some simple layering and a sentiment. 

And now for my version of the Tim Holtz January Tag:

  I followed Tim's tutorial, using supplies that I have on hand. 
Here is my background:

I used Brushed Pewter Distress Stain as a base, and stenciled a layer of snowflakes with Pumice Stone Distress ink.  I thought my tag needed another layer, so I stamped the blueprint snowflake with Watering Can Archival.  That made me happy.  I stamped my numbers with black Archival.  I sanded them a bit, as I did the "time" text, which is a Remnant Rub. 

For my main focal piece, I used foil and Black Soot Distress Paint.  This photo is from my "attic treasures" collection.  I think these fellows are perfect for a January tag.  They certainly look ready for the Polar Vortex!   I cut a piece of mica to highlight the photo, and attached it to the foil piece with brads. 

I added a type charm and a Philosophy tag to my grosgrain and floss trim.  I used Distress paint to highlight the text on the tag. 

As final detail I added this snowflake brad.  I wanted some extra texture, so I heated it up with my heat gun and dipped it into a pile of UTEE until it was covered to my liking.  When the final layer of UTEE had cooled a bit, I dipped one more time, hoping to attach some un-melted crystals.  I kind of like the results.  It looks like a snowflake embedded in ice. 

I really had a blast making this tag!  Can't wait to see what's up for February. 

Thanks for stopping by to check out my projects today!


Supplies and Tools used for these projects include:

Distress Stain
Distress Ink
Distress Paint
Archival Ink
Tim Holtz Stamps Blue Print Snowflake and Little Labels
Remnant Rubs
Sizzix Alterations by TH Sunburst Embossing folder
Sizzix Big Kick
Digital Die Cutter
Tonic Paper Distresser
Tiny Attacher

Stampendous Christmas Truck stamp


  1. Love that card. And I think your "TH" tag is fab, you are such a creative lady!


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