Thursday, December 10, 2009

The 12 Tags of Christmas, Day 10

I was thrilled when I saw Tim's tag this morning.  It involves metal, and thanks to my friend Lori, I recently scored some when Ten Seconds Studio was having a 50% off sale.
This is Tim's gorgeous creation:

The words are formed by gluing grungeboard letters and shapes to the tag, covering them with a thin metal sheet, then using a paper stump to work around the letters and shapes until they pop.  Tim used pieces from the mini set, which I don't have, so my letters are larger.  All that means is I had room for one less word.
This is how mine came out:


Tim used the very thin metal that comes with an adhesive backing.  I don't have that, so I used a regular sheet of metal (which I suspect is a wee bit thicker) and sticky tape on the back.  It took a bit of elbow grease to get the letters to stand out, but I think it worked well.
Alcohol inks are applied to the tag in sections.  Tim used the refillable pens, but I only have one, so I dabbed on the colors with a piece of felt.  Then a light sanding across the tops, followed by a very light coat of black paint, which was almost immediately wiped off and also sanded a bit.
To accent the sections, the Tiny Attacher was used as though the staples were hand sewn stitches.  Some straight, some cross stitches, some zig zag.  Very cool.
Tim added a metal snowflake; I used his technique of painting foliage pieces to resemble a poinsettia and placed that on the bottom:


I glued a snowflake on my tag before adding the metal, and just had to put a little bling in the center.  You can also see the staple "stitches" in this close up:


Are we really up to Tag 10?  Only two to go?  How sad I'll be!

18 comments:

Wanda said...

WOW Eileen that is AWESOME!!! I love the look of it....so unique!!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Love it, Eileen!! Can't wait to play with this tag myself. :)

Shelly Hickox said...

This came out so great! I love the chunkiness of your letters. I wish I had the mini stapler - I think that little touch really makes it all come together. Fantastic tag!

Elaine A said...

Eileen -

What a wonderful job you've done with this tag. And I love the colors that you've used.

Elaine Allen

Anonymous said...

You are the BOMB! I can't wait to wake up in the morning and see the tag du jour and your personal spin. You've done it again - magnifique!
Vicki Bruning
from snowy Western NY

Lori said...

You are GOOD! Thanks for mentioning me, LOL. Aren't you glad I enabled you? I don't have the metal sheets either, believe it or not, wait, maybe I have an equivalent, yes, I think I do. Great job, girl. Yea, it will be sad on Sunday when the tags are done. Here's an idea, how bout if you come up with something for us to look forward to? He.

Julie Ann said...

Such a cool tag!! I'm loving the colors you've used!

Sarah said...

You sure whipped this one out in a hurry and it looks great!

Diann said...

I suspect Tim realizes you are getting as good as he is! This metal tag is wonderful and I love how you did it with what you had on hand! Great job! Diann

Nancy said...

Love it - especially the snowflake under the metal!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Boy! You always jump right in! Don't know what I'm going to come up with for this one. Can't think right now. JACKHAMMERS IN MY BASEMENT ALL DAY! Grrrrrrr!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh WOWZERS Eileen this is AMAZING!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE yours!!!!!! fantastic job ma'am111

Linda said...

worked great! Well done!

Carol's Crafts said...

OMG Your tag is beautiful. I love metal too, but I haven't worked with it yet.

Hugs

Juliet A said...

Once again, you rocked it!

Dorothy said...

So pretty!!!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Nice . . . VERY nice!
I'm starting to feel a little overwhelmed now. I haven't created even ONE tag! I wonder how many I will create at the potluck/tag-making party I'm going to on Sunday after a few holiday libations? LOL!

inge said...

Hello Eileen,

nice tag : I love the colors of the pointsettia you made.
greetings from belgium
Inge