Well, like last year I am starting late, only this year I was only a day behind. Here is my take on Tim's Day 1 tag.
What a mess I created. I couldn't find most of what I wanted to use. Don't you just hate that? Who knows where I have what I wanted tucked away. I didn't have the dies that Tim used, or anything to make green holly. I went outside, and scavenged from under our spruce tree, in the front yard, small pine cones to which I added glitter.
First difference...I chose a different color card stock than Tim used and since this was my take, I used what I had on hand. I decided to use a blue card stock with the snowflake folder. I did have the snow flake folder, and I tried the tip that Tim shared about cutting an opening in the top of the folder so the tag would fit thru.
I then smooshed white embossing ink onto the snowflake folder, and ran it thru my Big Kick. I used clear embossing powder, because I couldn't find my white EP. I then applied my iced spruce distress ink pad over the embossed snowflakes.
Ever have one of those days when nothing goes right and you can't put your hands on something you know you have? Well, that was how the making of this tag went. Talk about disorganized this morning. I hate when that happens.
I didn't have any of the dies that Tim used except for the tag shape. I couldn't find my Tim's holiday 12 x 12 paper stack, so for the sheet music I made my own. For that I smooshed faded burlap distress ink pad over the paper, and cut out my banner.
I had precut shapes of scrolls in grunge board, so I rubbed embossing powder over the scroll piece, and then sprinkled it with Platinum Ultra thick embossing powder, once again, because I couldn't find my silver EP. When the UTEE powder was hot and melted, I sprinkled some Judi Kin's glitter on for a sparkle. I did the same (platinum UTEE and glitter) with the pre cut (NOEL) letter stickers that started off with red glitter on them.
I now remember why I HATE glitter. Lets just say that with the sun shining thru the window there is sparkle in lots of places there shouldn't be, including the cats.
I used silver silk holly leaves and greens that I had in the attic on my tag. I chose beads and a crystal snowflake and a bell that were found in my bead boxes to hang off my ribbon. I used sheer ribbon that I wet and then ran the Distress Evergreen Bough ink pad over the wet ribbon. So, my fingers are a nice green.
I also added some silvery blue tinsel fibers.
before adding silver leaves
My tag was finished when I remembered that I forgot that Tim's tag had holly on it. Actually, I liked it better without the silver holly leaves. My tag still needs a little tweaking. I think I really like the tag much better without the silver leaves...what do you think?
I know day 2 isn't going to be any easier, because I don't have the reindeer die and some other things. I will have to see what I can come up with. I think I need a cup of coffee after creating such a mess. I can say, that I am happy with how my tag came out.
Are you playing along with Tim? If so, I hope you had an easier time that I did, because I sure made a mess, but I had fun. :-)
Have a great day. I am off to pull out the vacuum cleaner to tackle the glitter.