Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tim Holtz's "12 Tags of Christmas" Day Six

This is the last tag I've had the chance to make until after Christmas.
If you've been making tags, maybe you'll get some inspiration from my supply substitutions! If you're not sure what I'm talking about, head over to Tim's BLOG and prepare to be amazed!  He has complete step-by-step instructions for you plus lots of cool tips.
I have to admit, when I saw Tim's tag, I wasn't sure if I could make a similar tag, or if I did if I would like it.  But I really love how this tag turned out and can't wait to use this technique again!
Here's how I did it:
First off, I did not have the Christmas texture fade (embossing folder) he used.  To get the look, I think you really need a folder with a lot of things going on.  Luckily I DID have Tim's Patchwork folder, which I think worked just fine.
I also had plenty of aluminum duct tape left over from other projects so I laid two pieces over glossy paper and it embossed just fine.  I used my regular acrylic paints and they dried and held to the metal.
I did have the wreath charm Tim used to trim the tag but I just didn't care for it...I thought it got lost against the business of the tag.  So I cut a strip of paper from his Seasonal Stash and made a rosette.  Over that I put an embellishment I made from a flattened bottle cap, a Santa punched from the Seasonal Stash paper and an epoxy dot.  I attached it to the tag with hot glue. 
I did find that where the metal was cut, the tag was flimsy.  I glued another tag to the back for more support and adding the rosette at the break also made the tag sturdier.


Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Ok...seriously...this tag of yours is my new favorite!!! Absolutely exquisite and perfectly done! Kudos!!!

Unknown said...

I am totally LOVING this one!