For my Tag #5, I took inspiration from Tim Holtz's tag from Day#7 2010 with the canvas poinsettia. For the tag base, I used Tim's Perfect Distress technique (page 38 in Compendium of Curiosities) and the wings from his Regal Flourish set. It's the first time I have tried this technique and it worked great. I used Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls and you can see from the side shot above how the Perfect Pearls adhered to the stamping ink - very cool. I sponged the Very Vanilla tag with Frayed Burlap distress ink first.
I was also inspired by Lisa's fabulous milk carton entry and the way she used NOEL.
The JOY stamp is a very old set from Stampin'Up! stamped in Versamark and embossed with Detail Gold embossing powder. For this '25' I used Tim Holtz's BINGO texture fade and cut the 25 out of the embossed BINGO card. I used a Versamark marker to go over the embossed parts and then more detail gold EP. The other thing I did was to take the tiny bright brass flowers and color them with a black Copic. Before the ink was dry, I rubbed it off with my finger, leaving the black in the recessed parts which tones it down and makes it look antiqued. You can find the hardware I used in my Etsy boutique.
That's it for tag #5. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you will decide to play along.