Monday, January 16, 2012
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.