supplies: facets, seasonal paper stash, long fasteners, alpha parts; distress ink (brushed corduroy/forest moss), archival ink (jet black), perfect pearls mists (heirloom gold), paint dabber (gold/snow cap), metal foil tape, #8 kraft tag, glossy accents, craft sheet, craft scraper, clear embossing powder, heat tool, ink blending tool; dies (tattered banners); CMS095, scissors, craft pick; clear packing tape, jute *bonus: flip-pal scanner
step 20: allow facet to set for another 30 minutes, and use a craft scraper (or plastic card) and slide along the back of the foil tape to remove excess glossy accents trapped under the tape. wipe away with paper towel.
the details: changing the color of alpha parts is easy with a little paint. adding a top layer of glossy accents really creates and even more dimensional glazed effect. the finishing touch was a couple of true vintage mercury glass ornaments.
so i get asked all of the time where i find my ephemera to create my papers and stamps. i honestly search all over the world for just the right vintage papers, postcards, graphics and more. my most favorite tool to capture these? the flip-pal scanner.... seriously you will NOT believe how cool this little time saving gadget is. it is simply the most convenient way to capture them. this little hand held (yes hand held) scanner runs on batteries and does not need to be hooked to a computer ever. it comes with it's own sd card and card reader ready to go. just see it for yourself here and watch the video too. it's just incredible!
GREAT NEWS! flip-pal is offering a discount code for 10% off a flip-pal if you click the link and use code HoHo11A here. (*this coupon is good from december 5-18, 2011 or while supplies last).
well i hope you try this technique out. as you can tell from the simplicity of today's tag, it's really all about creating these wonderful accents. i'm already picturing creating vintage inspired charms from photographs, nature ephemera, vintage text and more. i think these would make the perfect holiday gifts my simply adding some ball chain and perhaps a bauble or two. so what ideas do you have in mind? can't wait to find out...t!m
as many of you know, my friends mr. & mrs. stampers anonymous (ted & michelle) have been visiting the past couple of days, and yesterday and today they've joined in the creative chaos of 12 tags by making their own tags using each days technique. so check out their creations below:
ted really loved this technique as you can see by his faceted festive fan-fare tag! by incorporating lots of details like layering the car, adding a die cut tree tied down, made a mini rosette, and layered it all with fluffy sparkle!
michelle wanted a test of the wild west (maybe a little time in arizona has inspired her?). by layering the rodeo stamp on to patterned paper, adding a big festive banner filled with holiday greenery, and an ode to a holiday movie classic!