This year Tim Holtz has decided not to do his 12 Tags of Christmas. At first, I was like “WHAT!? How can you do this to me!?” But then I continued reading and learned that he is doing 12 tags still, but now throughout the year. I think this is a great idea; I mean how many tags for one holiday can one make? This will give him great creative license for St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, the 4th of July, Thanksgiving, the seasons in general, or maybe just whatever he feels like doing.
Check out his February Tag first, and read more about what Tim is up to, then check out my tag!
I love how this turned out! So fun! If you were here when I did 12 tags, you know that I have only one rule: Absolutely NO buying anything new to complete the tags. So if I don’t already own something that Tim has used in his tag, then I just have to make do with what I got. My goal is to copy his as close as possible. I know others may just get inspiration from his tag, but I find it actually very challenging to use what I have on hand to mimic his design.
We started out similarly, using the Valentine’s Day background by Tim Holtz’ collection from Stampers Anonymous. He used Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in Snow Cap, where I simply embossed with white Zing! powder. We both inked in the following Distress Inks: Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, and Festive Berries. Both tags are distressed along the sides and inked in Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I skipped the step of dry embossing the background as I don’t have that folder.
He used dies for the hearts and cupid; I stamped them from the same Stampers Anonymous set and hand cut out. Both are inked in Barn Door Distress Ink. I don’t have Barn Door Distress Stickles, so I used Xmas Red regular Stickles instead. I also don’t have the honeycomb paper or tissue tape, so I just used hearts of varying sizes to make a ‘3D’ heart and regular red tissue paper folded up.
I don’t have the lace border he used on the bottom, so I used actual lace instead, inked in Frayed Burlap. For the letters I used some small letter stamps, cut into squares then inked every other in Frayed Burlap and posted up on foam tape. I already had some pink ribbon so I didn’t need to ink any with Spun Sugar Distress Stain. I added some blingy bits of beads and added some feathers behind the cupid for fun.
View from the top, showing the beads and ‘3D’ heart
The lace near the bottom with the letter tiles popped up on foam tape
My glittery cupid with feathers
So are you going to be ‘tagging along’ and creating some tags of 2012 with Tim? I hope you do, it is so much fun! How do you think mine turned out? I’m pretty darn pleased myself!
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