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Monday, 5 December 2011

12 Tags of Christmas - day 5



Wow! what a technique - go check out Tim's tutorial if you haven't already - it is AWESOME

As ever, lots of substitutions here, but with such fun results.

I didn't have a large solid stamp so I used fired brick distress ink directly onto a foam block and then used the embossing distress ink directly onto an old Tim Holtz stamp (the one that looks like peacock feathers) My stamp was covered in Stazon ink and somehow when I stamped it onto the foam pad it lifted off a lot of the Stazon.....soooh when I stamped it onto cream card lots of the black came out. Weird, Yup!  I loved it.

I added a favourite hobby craft stamp of Santa flying through the sky.A light dusting of embossing powder was followed by a quick blast of the heat gun. Lastly, I scribbled a little snow with an embossing pen and then used snowfoam white embossing powder.

I think I will use this technique again and again....I may also invest in some stamp cleaner!

13 comments:

Marianne in MD said...

What a great tag! Not sure I understand about the stamp but I think you are saying the stamp was dirty with Staz On, reacted with the embossing ink and came off on the card, right? A happy accident!

Sue said...

Love your fresh take on Tim's tag!

Anna Christensen said...

Hi Marianne, thank you so much for your kind comment.You're spot on! I was going to do it again, but liked the happy accident - I love the unpredictable nature of crafting - My tag reminds me of something out of 'The Nightmare Before Christmas - I think it's the colour scheme Take care - Anna x

Laura said...

Hi Anna I love your tag, the red and black is so striking, isn't it such fun taking part. Have a lovely day. Laura

TonyR said...

love your tag ... wonderfully dark!!
we must meet up and you can share some of my [excessive] craft stash!!
hugs tonyR

Kathy said...

I'm with you, happy accidents are so much fun. I think that is how Tim gets half his techniques. He loves to try anything!

annaelycm said...

Don't you just love Happy Accidents!!! It's Beautiful!

Anna

Lee-Anne said...

Oooh, happy accidents are such fun, Anna! This is absolutely gorgeous...love how it turned out!

Maria said...

LOVE your tag!! You did a fabulous job with the Townscape die - makes me excited to use mine, too!

Hetty said...

What a lovely take on Tim's tag! Love the houses and the Santa in the sky theme.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous take on Tim's tag, love the colors.

Shelann said...

Very fun results indeed, you made a beautiful tag.

Manu Mamma said...

What a wonderful contrast of colors: the effect is great!
Have a Bright Xmas and thank for the comment you left to my tag
Manu