here. So why not find some inspiration in each of my tags and join in the fun? Tags are quick and easy to make and oh so fun! I'm so glad I decided to do this because I have really enjoyed making these tags. And I have a gorgeous line up of nine tags now marching across my desk that I see and enjoy every day!
Here, for your inspiration, is Tag #9. I am trying not to repeat any background techniques, but there are some I like so much that it's hard to resist using them again. The background here was first stamped in versamark and clear embossed. Next I spritzed a little homemade VP glimmer mist and wiped it off the embossing. After that, I stamped the music sheet from the Tim Holtz Mini Holidays 3 set in Frayed Burlap. Then I went to work on the numbers. They are the puffy metal numbers from the Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Numerals set originally aluminum colored. I first tried painting them white with the Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dabber, but the paint didn't want to stick. So I wiped it off and then mashed them face down in the Versamark pad and white heat embossed them. That worked fantastic - they looked like enamel - really pretty but too white. I tried mashing them down into a Antique Linen stamp pad and that was okay, but didn't have much impact. So I went to my gold acrylic paint dabber and lightly painted over the white enamel. I let it almost try and the burnished off most of the gold. They don't show up great in the photo, but IRL they look elegantly grungy (is that possible???) Craving more gold, I took the Tim Holtz Speckled stamp and went around the edges with gold acrylic paint. I also hit the star corrugated high points with the gold paint dabber and colored the teensey snowflakes with it. The star die is from Sizzix and the white corrugated cardboard is from my etsy shop, as is the burlap string. (In case you missed it, everything in my shop is 10% off during the month of November. Use coupon code HOLIDAYCRAFTING10 when you check out.
So that's it. Check Tag #9 off the list! Hope you will play along.