I followed Tim's tutorial on his blog and made the poinsettia flower out of the Tattered Flowers die of Tim's. All you do is die cut a couple of the flowers, then cut them all apart. The center of the flower becomes the points of the poinsettia! I crumpled them and inked them, and once they were attached to a small punched circle with glue dots, I added the Crystal stickles. Really cool! The flourishes are from Tim's grungeboard line, and I painted them with CTMH pearl pain mixed with new england ivy re-inker. They have a slight shimmer that's super fun. The tag that says Merry Christmas is another of Tim's dies. I die cut the whole length of tags, then tore one off to use as a single tag on this. The brads are pewter bigger brads from CTMH, which I dented with my piercing tool for a fun twist. The base tag itself was embossed with (you guessed it!) another Tim product, one of his texture fades! I inked the edges to bring some of the embossing up. LOVE IT!
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Friday, December 17, 2010
So awesomely cool...
I am so very proud of myself! I am in a tag swap with a group of friends from a yahoo group, and I really wanted to step outside of my creative box. I have been so incredibly inspired by Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas on his blog (www.timholtz.com) and although I usually think they are very cool, they are not normally my style. He uses a lot of alcohol inks, and my son is very sensitive to smells like that, so I don't use them. This year, however, he went wild with Sizzix dies! Of course, he just released his new Vagabond and many new Alterations dies that are really my speed. I have had a Big Kick forever and never use. This week it got a workout! I got a couple of Tim's dies and got cranking!