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Monday, January 16, 2012

It's Not a Card

I'm back again, dear bloggy friends, to share my weekly make for Simon Says Stamp and Show.  I'm so happy you stopped by to check it out!  This week Simon Says Stamp and Show Us Anything But a Card.  And of course my talented teamies all have amazing and fantastic projects to share and I have this lame tag - LOL.  I thought and thought this week about what I could make, but no fantabulous project came toodling through my brain so I settled for a tag.  I set out to make one of Tim Holtz's 12 Christmas tags that I hadn't done.  I chose #12, the one with the tissue paper adhered to the base of the tag.  His had the Frozen Charlotte doll, which creeps me out so I went for something a bit more shabby chic with the cameo.  

I started by cutting a tag with the Tag and Bookplates die from vanilla card stock and stamped it with the Fabulous Flourishes stamp and Sepia Ranger Archival Ink but the stamping didn't show through the tissue paper.  After stamping the flourish, I applied Picket Fence Distress Stain as per Lord Tim's instuctions.  I don't have Tim's new tissue wrap so I stamped his Sheet Music stamp on regular tissue paper, again using the Sepia Ranger Archival Ink, then ironed it dry with my craft iron and smeared Rock Candy Distress Stickles over the entire tag.  

After that I went my own way.  I decided to fiddle around with some crinoline and tried cutting it with the Mini Rosette die.  It worked great.  The folds in the rosettes were actually crisper, but I misted it with a bit of vintage photo DI and water to make it less white and the water relaxed the crisp folds somewhat.  I tried gently pulling it into an oval and it worked!  I continued adding bits and bots until I had it suitably shabbied up including a chipboard heart that I created using the Spellbinders Classic Hearts die, a little LOVE (from Stuff to Say) banner hand cut because I don't have Tim's die YET, a ruffle made from that wonderful Melissa Frances vintage style crepe paper and and the bottom strip was cut with the Vintage Lace die (which Shelly Hickox totally enabled me to buy because she uses it all the time and makes me drool).  

That pretty much sums it up for this week's project.  Hope you will stop by the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog to see the seriously wonderful projects make my my team mates.  And don't forget, every week there is a random drawing for a $50 shopping voucher compliments of our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp.  


Thanks so much for stopping by and for any comments you care to leave.  I very much appreciate your visit!  Have a great week.

25 comments:

Sue said...

A gorgeous Shabby Tag Linda.
Smiles:)

Leigh said...

Oh absolutely gorgeous. Love this tag Linda.

May said...

A stunning tag, just beautiful,Hugs May x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...this is such a lovely tag with so many techniques and with Valentines just around the corner too...perfect :)

Adair said...

This is beautiful Linda! Funny...I thought I was the only one that was creeped out by the doll Tim used.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely stunning tag Linda, the cameo is gorgeous and I love the rosette and lace trim. The background is perfect. I love how you layer things together, beautiful. Tracy x

Pam said...

Gorgeous tag! I think that creepy doll is the only thing I don't like of Tim's.

Candy C said...

Hi Linda. Your tag is so lovely. I love your background and the beautiful elements you've added on top. The cameo is so pretty and I love the color of ribbon that you used to make your bow. <3 Candy

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Amazing artwork...love this style!

greetings, Alie :-)

Darlene G said...

Very beautiful. Love the cameo.

Diane said...

Gorgeous! I am digging in my old jewelry bag for those cameo earrings lng forgotten. Thanks for the nspiration. Blessings, Diane

DeeDee said...

beautiful Linda!! I find it intensely fascinating how often our "styles" coincide, yet how incredibly different they are. I just picked up some crepe paper on a roll from a party store yesterday.. have some fabulous things in mind for it :)

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful, Linda. The crinoline looks great through the rosette die, and I can see why you bought the lace one. It should get a lot of mileage @ TFJ!

pooky said...

It came out lovely!! that was one of my favorite techniques too!

Anita Houston said...

Lame??? I think NOT!!! This tag is fabulous...crinoline and cameo...a winner all around!!! And that background is fabulous! A bonus with the trim...yummy! This exudes classic Valentine's Day...so romantic and shabby chic!!!

Sue C said...

Gorgeous tag Linda, and it is most definitely a long way away from lame ! Sue C x

Yvonne Garner said...

A gorgeous tag, Linda! Just beautiful! Best, Yvonne

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Linda, what an amazing tag, love your layering and the fabulos texture.

Marie

Lisa M said...

Breath taking Linda! If I ever had to pick 3 things to take to a deserted island it would be 1. My stamping supplies, 2. Water 3. This tag! just gorgeous. :)
hugs,
Lisa xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I'm really loving this tag project, Linda! It's so beautifully put together and I just love the tassel bottom!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

Gingerlee said...

I love this tag! I received my Victorian Valentine Kit yesterday and it is FABULOUS! So much more than I expected and so much prettier than the pictures can show. Thank you!

Gingerlee said...

I love this tag! I received my Victorian Valentine Kit yesterday and it is FABULOUS! So much more than I expected and so much prettier than the pictures can show. Thank you!

Sarah said...

I just love the cameo, so elegant and the perfect colour! Yes indeed, no broken dollies on these beauties! A really wonderful true shabby chic creation. (Thank so much for your visit and lovely words - blush!)
Sarah

Irene said...

Hello Linda,

Absoloutely stunning and gorgeous.
Your tag is just amazing.

Thank you so much for your kind comment.

I shall be keeping in touch with you.

luv
irene
xxxx

Ana (Anrilla) said...

wow! its very cute! i love this cameo!

regards!

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