Saturday, December 4, 2010

Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas - tag #2

This is my take on Tim's Day #2 tag. You'll note that my tag looks NOTHING like Tim's. LOL...but that's ok. It was the technique of creating your ink pad that was at the heart of Tim's tag.

I used my FAVORITE Stamper's Anonymous Santa image for this. There's just something about that classic face with the "giggle mitten".

Since this is a large image I stamped it out on white first (upper left) and then used sponges to color in the areas. That gave me a feel for how to color the ink pad (center bottom). The test image from the ink was very bright but I needed more ink (center top). Finally the "final" image was stamped on the tag.

The tag was finished in a similar manner to Tim's (inked, covered with clear embossing powder, sponged color, etc). I finished with a small strip of musical paper at the bottom (also sponged with Fired Brick & Vintage Photo). Accented with a RED LEAD holly spring, red silk ribbon, and at the top - red net ribbon and silver mini tinsel.

And yes...there are multiple tags here. Since this was an ink pad - I decided to do some tags for future use (MORE ON THAT NEXT WEEK).


  1. These tags are AWESOME! Love them and great job.

  2. What a clever technique and your tags turned out gorgeous! Smart gal to make multiples since you already had the perfect ink pad!!

  3. Great tags- your Santa is great and how great to make lots of tags. TFS

  4. holy ca-moly ... what a great job on the 2nd tag! LOVE it!!

  5. OMG these are fantastic!!!! Brilliant!