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Heartfelt thanks are going out to everyone who left a comment last week. I was blown away by so many welcoming comments and tickled that so many of you want to play this year. I'm already having a blast and hope that many more of you will join in this fun challenge.
Here is my Week #2 inspiration tag. Just quickly, to play, make a holiday craft piece inspired by something on this tag. It can be anything but you have to share what inspired you in your post. You can link up any time, in no particular order, the closing of the challenge on December 20th. There are a few other requirements so be sure to read Week #1. For my Tag #2, I decided I wanted to play with the new Woodlands Thinlits dies. I grabbed one of my jumbo manila tags and gave it two coats of black with Black Soot distress paint, then dried it well with my heat tool. Next I sprayed some Meadow Adirondack Color Wash onto a few pieces of white scrap card stock, then added a hint of Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls spray too. Once dry, I cut out the trees. I cut two of each and then trimmed off the top of the extra two to make background trees for the tag. The trees were also edged with Vintage Photo distress ink.
I created some starlight rays with Tim's Rays stencil and Wendy Vecchi's gold embossing paste. Then I broke out a new pack of the Gilded Holidays Remnant Rubs and started rubbing on the stars and sparkles. The next thing I did was to apply the Christmas Wishes rub on at the bottom. I wanted to make sure I had it well placed before I glued down my Woodlands trees.
Once the trees were affixed, I knew I needed more sparkles so I grabbed a bottle of Platinum stickles and added lots of sparkly dots. I didn't realize it was Platinum until I had added them all and was putting the bottle away. It looked like gold when I grabbed it and I never looked at the table. So now I had gold and platinum on my tag. Normally I wouldn't have liked the combination, but for some odd reason, it worked great here.
Next came the star for the rays. It was cut from chipboard and colored with Antique Bronze distress stain. It wasn't gold enough so I rubbed on Inka Gold Old Gold. I tried to add the "wonder" rub on over the Inka Gold and it wouldn't stick.
I tried to add the 'wonder' rub on, but it wouldn't stick. i did manage to rub it onto a piece of white CS, then cut it out and glued it down. Since I had a bit of Old Gold on my finger, I wet it slightly and then rubbed it between the streams of light to give an iridescent glow. And last, I took two silver snowflakes, cut off the top loop with my pliers and changed it to gold with the Inka Gold Old Gold.
I hope you enjoyed my tag and all my explanations. Thanks so much for stopping by and for any comment. I know I've been a bad blogger lately and I am humbled that you all came back!
These products were used to make the above tag. They can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz/Ranger, Wendy Vecchi and most other name brand products are always 20% below list.