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Every time there is a new batch of Tim Holtz dies out, there is always a favorite. I thought the Holiday Knit thinlits would be the one this season, but now it looks like Birch Trees and Woodlands are outselling it, at least in my shop. But for me, it still think this one is my favorite. You will probably see it again before the holiday season is out.
For your inspiration, here is my Tag #3. I decided on red and to go glittery with my first make with this Holiday Knit die set. Unfortunately the camera really didn't pick up all the sparkles. This is one of those pieces that looks lovely IRL but doesn't photograph well.
When I first saw the image of this die set, I though it would be just one panel but it turned out to be five separate dies. I like that I can easily use each one separately, but it also poses a challenge to use all of them on one project. I had to actually measure the spaces to get the blank space in between equal. I messed up on one that had already been glued down and had to pull it up and reposition it.
I started with on of my favorite jumbo tags, covered it with a Gold Deco Sheet and inked the edges with Vintage Photo. Next the Holiday Knit strips were cut from white CS and sprayed with Dylusions Post Box Red and then Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold. They were glued down with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. One of the new Wendy Vecchi Mat Minis Holly and Berries was used for the holly. It was stained with Evergreen Bough and stamped in Vintage Photo with the Holiday Knit stamp. The holly berries were glittered with Festive Berries distress glitter.
The sentiment panel was white CS, sponged with Evergreen Bough and stamped with the sentiment from Old Fashioned Christmas and embossed with Queens Gold EP (sorry, it's discontinued). The deer and the snowflake are Kaisercraft Laser Cut wood flourishes. I covered them with Antique Linen distress stickles and then used my finger to apply Inka Gold Old Gold to both. To dress up my deer a bit, I added a Pine Twine Wreath and a tiny jingle bell. The bell was originally silver and I altered it to gold using a few drops of Alcohol Ink Gold Mixative.
That's all the details on my Week #3 tag I hope you will decide to play along with my 12 Tags of Christmas challenge. It's super easy and totally flexible in terms with a deadline 10 weeks out and very loose parameters for subject matter. You can find all the requirements here. Hope to see you playing along!
These supplies were used to make the above tag and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Ranger/Tim Holtz and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.