Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day 3 of 12 Tags

I really must have needed the sleep. I didn't pop up until 3:02 this morning...a whole hour late. I love Tim's third tag though...assembly line type to really whip out gift tags...so cool. Can you believe he came up with the idea of taping two tags together like he did to complete two at once? That "man" really is a creative genius! I never even knew he did the Carol Duvall Show way back when. That is before I even knew who he was.He even had big hair back then...LOL!!!

For my tag I had to improvise as so many are...very creatively on their part I might add! I do not have ANY reinkers...go figure. I have never had any of my pads dry up yet so I didn't think I needed them. Mistake! I did have the foam though from last year's tag, but I didn't use it this time. Although, I thought I might use alcohol inks, I didn't. Instead I used Tim's other technique of embossing after applying ink to the texture fade. It turned out great...lighter than what I wanted but great nonetheless. It looks more vintagey that way anyway. I also decided to add more red hence the poinsettias. I had so much space to fill up, but I refrained, so not my style to do so, and it was hard to leave well enough alone. I was in awe of Tim's use of the curled twine...never even knew you could do that. How is it that a "man" knows so much about cool crafting tricks??? By the way, if you are loving looking at all the blogs and projects from crafters around the world that are on Tim's blog as much I do, please send Inlinkz a thank you via twitter (if you tweet). What an awesome service they are providing for all of us!

9 comments:

  1. Absolutely lovely and a great bunch of flowers too!

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  2. Love your tag today Anita, the poinsettia's really pop of the tag, soo cool. I like your black swirls and how you edged the tag with red too. Very cool!!

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  4. Really love how your tag turned out...kind of shabby Christmas chic...very pretty!! (sorry about my previous post...I think I had my fingers on the keys wrong...it was just jibberish :P)

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  5. Your tag is awesome! Love the vintage-y look. Will you explain how you applied the ink to the embossing folder? I have the folder but no reinkers or craft felt (yet!) I would love to be able to make a tag that looks exactly like yours. I absolutely love it! Thanks so much for sharing, and for any information you can give me.
    Ann

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  6. Wow! This tag is stunning and love how you worked it out! Even the flowers are so beautiful!

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  7. Ann...I was trying to send you an email but I cannot get your address. Tim has a tutorial on his blog and a video as well. I hope this helps you if not email me again and I'll explain more.
    http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/10/stamps-and-texture-fades.html
    Thank you and everyone else for your wonderful comments! It means so much!!!

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  8. A stunning take on the tag Anita, the embossing folder technique you used looks fabulous! :)

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