Saturday, December 5, 2009
Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas - Day Five
Whoa Nellie! I barely made it tonight...Just finished up with Tim's Day Five Tag and this one was a doozie! A boatload of techniques and embellishments; from embossing to using paint daubers, to playing with the oh so fun Fragment charms (mine are actually the circle and oval Fragments). Why today's tag was so involved it required me to make a run out to my local scrapbook store, Wholly Scrap, for supplies! I just had to try out the Fragments and let me tell you, they are fabulous!! And you must, must, must check out what Tim did with the Fragment charms on his tag...simply stunning! So what did I do differently on my tag? Again, it's not holiday themed because as much as I adore the stamp sets that Tim used, I don't owe them. (Oh Tim, don't you feel bad for me and earnestly want to send me a few free sets? I mean it is almost Christmas...) OK, in all fairness Tim is giving away oodles of free goodies on his site! Oopps, off track...I did use the same techniques to create the background of my tag. The swirls were stamped using paint daubers, very cool. I just picked up a gold paint today! This picture shows better detail of the gold paint and Fragments (with stickles underneath!!) If you check out Tim's tag, you'll see that he attached some wonderful gold edging (probably more of those pesky metal trinkets) on the top and bottom of his card. To create my edging, I used a SU! corner punch (without the corner device attached) to punch out a decorative strip of cardstock. I then covered the strip in VersaMark, by pushing the strip into the ink pad, and dumped gold embossing powder all over it! A little heat and voila, I have my own faux metal trinkets. :-) Here's a better shot: Once I created my Fragment pieces (check out Tim's blog for step-by-step directions on how to complete these) and attached them to my card, I simply added a rub on sentiment from SU! Most of the images used on my tag are from SU!, with the exception of the swirls on the background, which are from Unity. Well I am exhausted from creating my tag....whew....so I'm off for a little R&R before hitting the hay! Check back in tomorrow for tag number six...the half way point!!