Friday, December 9, 2011

12 Tags Of Christmas...Day 8

Hi, everyone out there in blogger land! I am sorry I am running behind with these tags, life got in the way! I am pretty sick right now, with sinuses and achey all over. I did myself together for a bit to make these tags though, and it was a good distraction! Anyway, here is Tim's Day 8 tag:

And here is my tag:

I must say, at first I paniced a bit when I saw Tim's tag, because it is so far outside of my normal style, and I really didn't have much of the stuff he used. Then I pulled myself together and made some substitutions! I stamped a Martha Stewart Christmas tree stamp (that I loved  when I bought it 2 years ago, but hadn't used yet!) with white Imprintz pigment ink and heat embossed with white Zing powder, then used a makeup sponge to blend Barn Door and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks, and Deep Green Colorbox Chalk ink. I then distressed the edge of the tag with my scissors, blended a little Frayed Burlap on to the outer areas of the tag, and edged the tag direct to paper with my Walnut Stain Distress ink. I cut out the roman clock with Grungepaper and an svg file on my Cricut, then I cut the Gears and fancy clock hand out with the Steampunk SVG file set I have had for a while from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, some from metallic cardstock, and some from Grungepaper, and sanded and distressed with Frayed Burlap ink, glued together with Glossy Accents, and attached in the center with a brad, and made a little green satin bow. I didn't have a pointing finger stamp, so I printed this image from the Graphics Fairy  directly onto my ticket (printed on white paper first, so I could see where it was going to print, then taped it to my paper and printed again). The ticket on top is a stamp from Inkadinkado, with a holly stamped in the center from We R Memory Keepers, and I colored some plain white pearls with a red Copic marker for the berries. Instead of the steampunk guys on the bottom, I stamped the "Joy" sentiment onto a scrap of my Grungepaper with Graphite Brilliance ink, and heat embossed it with black embossing powder from Ranger. I adhered the clock with Glossy Accents, then the pointing finger ticket, stapled a piece of film strip ribbon on, glued on my stamped ticket, then hot glued on the "Joy" and the gear wreath. And finished it off with a piece of my hand made shabby seam binding!
Thanks for allowing me to share with you, I will post my day 9 tag in a while!


  1. i'm behind with my blog reading and trying to catch up - this tag is really lovely. i'm impressed that you are keeping up even though you are ill!

    hope you feel better soon - I had a horrible cold and "lost" two weeks which is hard this time of year!

  2. LOVE IT! I really LOVE this tag and so up my alley. Steampunk makes me happy! Mine posts tomorrow:)

  3. Hope you feel better. Even though you don't have the supplies Tim has, you are doing an excellent job at using the techniques and I think that is what is important! Wonderful tag!


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