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Monday, December 19, 2011

FCCB #91 - Trimming It With A Tag

Happy Monday, everyone!! I hope you had a great weekend!! The challenge this week at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is: "Trimming It With A Tag"...use a tag somewhere on your project. I was so excited for this challenge since I avidly followed the 12 Tags of Christmas by Tim Holtz! I am always so inspired when I see the incredible techniques he uses, and I want to recreate them but don't have the materials he has at my disposal ;) For my project, I used techniques from his 2010 12 Tags of Christmas.
I cut a tag at 6" from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More from Core'dinatons canvas paper. I ran the tag through the Tim Holtz Sizzez Tall Pines embossing folder and I using the technique of stamping swirls directly on the folder before I embossed (I LOVE this technique!!). I then used distress ink in Broken China and Weathered Wood for the background. For the trees, I used Forest Moss and Vintage Photo distress inks. I distressed the edges and then inked with Walnut distress Ink. I cut the deer from the Christmas Solutions cart and inked the edges with Walnut ink. I cut floral leaves from the Tim Holtz Regal Crest Bigz Dies to wrap around the neck and then tied it off with a red bow. I used Tim Holtz music tape to create the banner along the bottom. "Believe" are chipboard letters I had in my stash. I inked them first with Fired Brick distress ink and then when the ink dried, I stamped with a Tim Holtz letters stamp in black Archival Ink. The ribbon is from Michaels and I added a crystal Tim Holtz ornament.
The tag is a Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangles Die and I cut it from a Tim Holtz journal tag. I inked the edges with Fired Brick Distress ink and used stamps from K Andrew Designs' Winter Wishes Set:
Click HERE to purchase your own set of these stamps! All of the techniques I used for this tag can be found on the Tim Holtz website. If you have never visited his website, I strongly encourage you to do so...his projects are simply fabulous and you will be amazed!! Here is the Tim tag from 2010 that I used for my main inspiration:
Don't forget to enter into my K Andrew Designs Sympathic Saying stamp set giveaway HERE! I will pick a winner on Thursday! Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you have a wonderful week!! :)


Georgiana said...

Beautiful tag. I am looking forward to crafting when we return from our mini vacation tonight. I will be sure to check out the Tim Holtz site. I am eager to learn some new techniques during Winter Break.

Happy Holidays,
Carson's Creation

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

You did Tim Holtz proud. Like everything about it.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"


Lisa your tag is gorgeous!!I love the swirling technique I will have to give it a try!
Getting Cricky Jr. DTM-Sister


Hey Lisa i looked at his website but couldn't find the swirl technique?? Do you have the link to it? i found some really cool techniques thought that i will give a try!! Thanks

Eva Laney said...

Love your tag Lisa, very beautiful!!!
Eva :0)

littlen said...

beautiful tag. tfs.
merry christmas.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Jayne said...

Your tag turned out beautiful Lisa.Love the fabulous details including the music tissue tape.I have all my Tim things out ready to play....but haven't made it into my room for days!!!
Merry Christmas my sweet friend.
Jayne x

Anonymous said...

Oh Lisa, your tag is stunning, you always amaze me with each new project you make. Gorgeous!!!

Hugs, Lori m
Merry Christmas!

Sherrie K. said...

Lisa, this tag turned out just beautiful! I love all the distressed inking to give it that aged look. The deer and tree cuts are fabulous-I really enjoy Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas and so inspired just not a lot of time right now to go create:( I am hoping real soon..Have an eawesome day!!
Sherrie K

Sarah said...

Great tag Lisa! I might now have to go cut out the 12 tags of Christmas after seeing yours :) Happy Holidays!

Shelly said...

Ok Lisa this is just fabulous!! I did check him out and the tags were fabulous. I didn't know about it until the end, so I was thinking of trying to create some of them throughout the year and save them for next year (I always say this:))
Hope your week is great and if I don't get the chance.....have a very happy holidays and I hope it is amazing and beautiful memories are made!
Big hugs!

Amy said...

Awesome tag Lisa- very Tim Holtz-like!!! It looks so great- I love that music paper for the reindeer and all of the inking. Another fabulous project!! :)Amy

Karen said...

Lisa love how you used the big chip board letters on the top of the tag inspired idea so beautiful

Rhonda Emery said...

beautiful tag lisa I love it I hope you have a merry christmas my friend. hugs

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Love the vintage look of the tag. I love Tim Holtz so maybe that is part of it. You did an awesome job and love all the inking etc. you used.

Cely said...

love these very vintagey and distressed tags! would look really good on a plain brown wrapped present!

Norma said...

Hi Lisa, WOW!! gorgeous vintage tags!!! Happy Holidays to you and your family my friend!!!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice job tfs and stopping by to wish you and your family a Happy Holiday Season!!!

Kate said...

This is stunning! I love the way you stamped swirls and then embossed and inked. That looks so sharp! Thanks for sharing all the details. I learned something here today!

bonnie said...

Oh goodness this is the sweetest tag EVER! Super cute and adorable! ;) Hugs x

D said...

Wowsers!!! Your tag is gorgeous girl!!! You didn't need any of his materials to create an amazing tag :))))

Jennie Garcia said...

Wow!! Gorgeous!! I love the Tim Holtz/Vintage Style!! Beautiful Tags!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful tag Lisa! I hope to be able to join in on the Tim Holtz Tag next year! Happy Holidays! So happy we are blogging friends!

Karen H said...

My sweet friend, this is gorgeous! (Am I allowed to say I like yours better than Tim's? Because I do! I love how you have music frolicking across the deer!) So many techniques and elements here, yet all create such a beautiful scene together. I love the oodles of inking and that gorgeous embossing. Everything is lovely as always, Lisa. The music tape is beautiful, too. I am sorry I was largely MIA for a couple of weeks, but there was a family emergency I've been tending to. I am so happy I was able to visit tonight... I've missed you! I hope you have a beautiful and sparkly Christmas, my dear friend! (I just checked again... yep... still love yours best.) ;)

Hugs and blessings! :o)

Cindy Beland said...

Beautiful tag Lisa!I Love all the fabulous details on it,Just GORGEOUS!Merry Christmas:)

Laurie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lisa!!! I love all the details to this!! Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog, and I too, value our friendship. You're such a sweetie!! I hope you and yours have a fantastic Christmas and a blessed New Year!!
PS It actually took me about 2 1/2 days to bake all those goodies!! :)

Sabrina said...

Your tags are gorgeous Lisa! I love the distressing you did and the TH embossing folders are great touches! Merrry Christmas!!

Susan said...

So pretty! I'm a little confused Lisa. (ha ha, what else is new).. so you stamp the plastic embosiing folder then run it through? I'll have to check out his site, it sounds interesting!



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