My Christmas shopping is done and I’ve finished baking cookies so I guess I can relax. Maybe with a few cookies and a cup of hot chocolate. And since I’m all caught up on the holiday preparations I thought I should share a project I made a while ago but neglected to blog.
This is another tag inspired by Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of Christmas. I loved how he embossed a piece of metal tape, added paint and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
I didn’t have the metal tape but I did have some thin sheets of metal coated paper from QuicKutz that did the trick.
The metal sheet had adhesive backing so I applied it to a piece of white cardstock and trimmed to size before running it through my Big Shot using a Basic Grey embossing folder (by Sizzix). I only have two paint dabbers… a green and a white one so I painted the embossed metal with those and heat set. Once dry I used a sanding block to remove paint from the raised portions. To finish I smooshed an Antique Linen Distress Ink pad over the entire piece and while still wet I heat embossed with Clear embossing powder. Fun!
I layered the metallic piece on Early Espresso cardstock and decorated using some pretty twine and ribbon and a few small wooden buttons. I used the Winter Wonderland stamp set and matching Trim the Trees die set from Taylored Expressions to create the paper pieced tree embellishments. I added little rhinestones to the tree so it would look decorated.
The tag base is just a regular sized manilla tag that I sponged with Juniper Distress Ink (this is one of the 3 limited edition Holiday Distress Inks). To finish I added a bit of ribbon through the eyelet and tied it in place using a bit more of the twine. Me likey! Hope you do to.
I also hope you are having a fabulous weekend!
Stamps: Winter Wonderland (TE).
Paper: Manilla Tag, Early Espresso (SU!), Choice Snow White (TE), kraft (PTI), designer (Echo Park).
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic markers, Antique Linen and Juniper Distress Inks (Ranger).
Accessories: Trim the Tree die set (TE), Basic Grey embossing folder (Sizzix), ribbon (May Arts), twine (Doodlebug), foam dimensionals, clear embossing powder, buttons, Tiny Twinkles (TE),