Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 1 Tim Inspired Christmas ATC

 I want to try some of the techniques Tim gives in his 12 Tags of Christmas posts. This one is based on Tim's Tag 1.
Tim has a great die to make pine cones. I improvised using a 3D floral die and brown card stock with white core. Tim had a great hint about sanding the paper while it's still one piece.
I think these look like decent pine cones:
 Another technique from Day 1 Tag is to ink one side of a snow flake embossing folder with embossing ink, place a blue white core card stock in the folder, emboss, then sprinkle white embossing powder (ep) over the surface. Brush the ep off the raised areas and heat set.
 I ran sandpaper over the raised areas to reveal some of the core. Used a die to cut out dark brown card stock for the flourish, wrinkled up the edges and adhered to the atc background. Stamped pine bough on green paper, cut out and adhered to the flourish. Glued down the pine cones. Folded up a yellow/orange paper flower, colored the tips with gold Lumiere paint and glued down beneath the pine cones.
 To finish the atc, colored a music tissue tape strip with wild honey Distress Ink. Cut out letters from silver paper, used white acrylic paint on the top of the letters and added rock candy Distress Stickles over the white paint and glued to the tissue tape. Added a silver bead to the yellow gold flower on the bottom and a holographic snowflake to the top right corner. Colored the edges of the atc with iced spruce Distress Ink.


Barbara L. said...

Great suggestions for those who love Tim's tags but don't have all the dies or other supplies. Thanks so much!

kathy said...

This is great! First of all, it will be hard to get the die Tim is showing and this works just as well in my opinion! THANKS for sharing your's great.

chrissy said...

I think your pine cones are fantastic!