Thursday, December 3, 2009

Angel Tag Card

I love the 12 days of Christmas Tags that Tim Holtz creates. Very inspired to try some of the techniques done in his Day 1 tag. Visit his blog to see fabulous detailed photographed step-by-step instructions. My card is different, as I don't have the same supplies. Started off like Tim, rubbed 4 colors of Distress inks on to a craft sheet, spritzed with water and pressed a tag into the inks to pick up color. Dried with heat tool, placed back into the wet inks, heat set again, and did this a third time.
Stamped a winter flourish stamp with blue Distress ink on the bottom of the tags. Stamped a snowflake flourish stamp with black Archival Ink on the top of the tag along with a larger snowflake stamp. Coated the tags with a thick layer of rock candy Distress crackle paint and set aside to dry.
Stamped angels on grunge board with watermark ink and covered with detail black embossing powder and heat set. Covered the image with sparkle white acrylic paint and used a bit of paper towel to rub of the excess.
Cut out the angel images and lightly coated them with a thin layer of rock candy Distress Stickles. Cut out some swirls, using a Sizzlet die, of some textured white card stock. Colored with light blue Distress Ink using a piece of cut-n-dry foam. Used cut-n-dry foam and darker blue Distress Ink to color the edges of the tags and over the cracked surface to help the cracks stand out.
Used baby blue Stickles to create icicle look at the top of the tags.
Stamped on ornament stamp with dark blue StazOn ink on to silver card stock. Added rock candy Stickles to the letters and some accents.
Stamped winter flourish with silver Encore! ink onto a dark blue card. Added ribbon to tag. Adhered components to the card.

1 comment:

chrissy said...

This is GREAT Carol!!! I don't know how you find time to do all this beautiful art.