Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tim Holtz Inspired Christmas Tag

Have you seen Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas? He made 12 amazing Christmas tags, all with very detailed tutorials the past few weeks. I so enjoyed every post and had to try my hand making one. I didn't case any particular tag, just used his overall style as inspiration. I also got inspiration from this Block Party Press set of rings, which was for the inspiration challenge at SCS today.

I started with a piece of Gina K's Pure Luxury 120 lb cardstock. I didn't have any premade tags, but this sturdy paper was perfect for making a tag. First I stamped some swirls using a stamp from Growing in Unity, using Versa Mark and then embossed with clear embossing powder.

Next I sponged Ruby Red, Real Red, Bravo Burgundy and Basic Black on the background. I splattered a mixture of water and Pear Ex, using my fingers. The shimmer from the Pearl Ex doesn't show up in the photo, I am afraid.

I colored the dove from The Magic of Christmas, using Koh-i-noor pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits. Then I cut it out. The sentiment is also from The Magic of Christmas, and punched out using the small SU oval punch.

I used the EK Success flourish punch on Bravo Burgundy card stock for the flourish in the corner. After punching, I inked it up with Versa Mark and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder two times. Then I rubbed some Pear Ex over it and re-heated it to set it in. I could have done additional coats to get full coverage, but I wanted some of the Bravo Burgundy to peek through.

Then I just adhered all the elements to the tag, with a few brads on the oval. This was a lot of fun and I think I will try to do a few more this week.

Thanks for looking. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

11 comments:

Anne said...

Hi Theresa,
Your tag is gorgeous! Thanks for pointing me to TH blog, I'm kind of new at this blogging world and it's amazing to me how much more art there is out there! (Here!) I love your blog and your your cards! I'll be back for more!
Anne

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Beautiful tag! Love the details you include in each post for each project.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oooooooooo...........this is just stunning!!!!! I still haven't ventured into trying tags yet!! LOL

catdidit said...

Gorgeous Theresa! LOVE how you have done the bg, awesome creation! I've been following his tags creations too, but havent tried it yet!

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous tag

Patti J said...

Great job! Tim's a tough act to follow, and you did it wonderfully!

Elena said...

Theresa! This tag is absolutely gorgeous! I love what you did with the swirl!!! Just amazing! Thank you for the step-by-step instructions!

Shirley said...

It's absolutely beautiful! What a keeper! Love all of your mounts too!

Julia Aston said...

Super colors on this beautiful tag Theresa!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous tag, Theresa. It is just stunning.

Have a great day...
Karen x

Deb Wood said...

Wow, incredibly gorgeous!