Sunday, December 5, 2010

Day Five "Tim Tag" is finished!

I just couldn't wait to get started on this one, what a blast I had trying to recreate Tim's Tag and techniques with what I had on hand!  Here's the tag:

I don't have the same stamps that Tim used, however I do have his Mini Holiday set so I used them. I don't have the distress Stickles so used regular Stickles in Christmas Red and Green.  I don't have the Grungeboard Label that he used so I cut a label with Tim's Tag and Bookplate Die, used Tim's Design Ruler to help me slice it in half width ways, then I used a border strip of the music sheet paper from Tim's Lost and Found Paper Pad.  I don't have metal numbers or UTEE so I took Grungeboard numbers, painted them with 3 layers of Acrylic Paint then covered them with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I gently pressed the powder down with my fingers, aimed the heat gun and let it do it's thing. The grungeboard numbers did curl slightly while the heat gun was on them but once they cooled they flattened back down.  Once they were dry I painted on a thin layer of black acrylic paint then gently rubbed most of it off with a damp cloth.  I didn't have any teeny tiny brads so I painted some half pearls with black acrylic paint and used them on top of the numbers. 

This has turned out to be my favorite tag of all that I've made so far this week.  I was also thrilled to see that Tim used jingle bells..I've been itching to use my stash of rusty jingle bells on a tag :-)

Soooooooooo is it time for tomorrow's tag yet?


  1. What a great idea to make the faux metal numbers that way! It's really cool to see how everyone tackles that challenge! Great tag!


  2. Absolutely love the look you got from the grungeboard, acrylic paint and embossing powder. I'm going to have to try something like that, too, 'cos I don't have the necessary supplies, either!

    Isn't this fun!

  3. Your faux metal numbers actually look exactly like the real deal. Great technique!
    You have every reason to be pleased....this tag is wonderful!

  4. Beautiful tag! I love looking at the tags this time of year....such talent.

  5. I LOVE how you made your "tin" numbers. Thanks so much for sharing that info. Fabulous tag.