I got home from yet another rough 'n tumble day at the office. I parked myself in front of the TV for a couple of episodes of 'Leave It To Beaver' while I unwound from the day at war and pondered tomorrow's PAYDAY-FRIDAY celebration. I'd nearly resigned myself to a Benadryl and praying for early sleep, when I noticed that Mr. Holtz had a new post up-
The March tag of The 12 Tags of 2012 was up!
So I un-parked my ass from the sofa and parked it at my worktable.
I grabbed a pickaxe and mined STASH MOUNTAIN, gathering anything that reminded me of Mr. Holtz's tag. Some butterfly stickers, a few Distress Inks, a tag... then I dried up and considered going back to the sofa. No, I want to be productive. I want to be creative. I want a glass of wine.
I began playing around- and I'm gonna admit, I'm rather proud of my tag! Is anyone else tagging along?
First, I 'wrinkle free distressed' the tag with a combination of Distress Inks in Victorian Velvet, Broken China, and Scattered Straw. I felt they were rather Spring-y colors! I've had the woodgrain stamp for a few months and haven't had a use for it, until tonight. It's a Hobby Lobby brand stamp- rather plain, but I like the fainter/lighter (?) woodgrain on this stamp- it isn't an overpowering grain, get what I'm saying? I was also surprised/impressed that I lined it up so well when I stamped the second half of the card. I'm usually off just enough to drive me crazy. I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink for the woodgrain stamp.
I embossed the upper right and bottom left of the tag with a Sizzix folder that I didn't know I had- and definitely don't even remember buying. It must've been on clearance. I am pretty sure it was with a Christmas-themed set, because its companions were a snowflake strip and a generic 'card-sized' folder. Hmmm. Really don't have a clue when I got it, where it came from, or what it's called. After I embossed the flourishes, I sanded it a bit and rubbed some Tea Dye ink onto the exposed tag.
I heat embossed the Prima bird with a crown. Does anybody know where this trend came from? Birds with crowns? I have a few, and even have a porcelain bird with a crown on one of my bookshelves.
And yeahp! I had to use my October Afternoon doily stamp! After stamping the doily onto some kraft cardstock, cut that little treasure out and rubbed some Picket Fence Distress Stain over it- it still didn't look quite right, so I did the edges with a little more Broken China and Scattered Straw.
The 'title' tag, I just used some more kraft cardstock. When I sprayed water on my woodgrain stamp to clean it off- I shook it and let it drip onto the scrap of cardstock, then stamped it with the 'Journey' sentiment. I distressed it, and attached it and the doily to the tag with my beloved Tiny Attacher. I love that thing.
How about a close up?
If you've made a tag based on the March tag, let me know- I'd love to see!