Monday, December 7, 2009

The 12 Tags of Christmas, Day 7

I've been waiting for a tag that used masking, but never imagined I'd be asked to make my own mask.  More on that later.  Here is Tim's fabulous tag (love the vintage Santa!):

Tim used his mask sheet to create the Santa mask.  Since I never thought I'd need that it's not in my supply stash.  I stamped my Santa (different stamp) onto an inkjet transparency sheet, which worked well, though it has no adhesive to hold it in place.  I used painter's tape instead.  If you're already confused, please go to Tim's blog first to get all the detailed directions.

Here is my finished tag, followed by a few more explanations (and don't forget, you can click on an image to get a much larger view):



I would have liked my white paint flourishes to be a bit bolder, but I think I didn't have enough paint on my stamp.  I used a word stick instead of a philosophy tag.  I just highlighted the word with black paint then rubbed gold rub n buff on it.

My clear ink pad didn't seem juicy enough, so I stamped my sentiment in gold ink and used gold EP.  Just wish I had a larger bolder stamp, like the one Tim used.  Uh oh, that to-buy list is lengthening.


11 comments:

Gloria said...

Wow all your tags are awesome....just not getting time to post....I wish I could stamp like you

Carol's Crafts said...

Beautiful tag,Eileen. I like your Santa stamp as well as Tim's.

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Looks GREAT, Eileen!!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Another fine tag Eileen! For the do-it-yourself masks, I'm going to try some pastic packaging I've been hoarding. Then, either Tombo Temporary Mono Adhesive, or Temporary Spray Adhesive.

Kathy Eddy said...

Great tag as always Eileen! I love how you improvise and still get awesome results. I don't have the mask sheets either or the right stamp but I will come up with something. Kathy E

Lori said...

Great job, once again! Good improv on the mask. Keep 'em comin'!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Eileen....I know Tim does his cards and they are amazing...but I've just gotta say...I LOVE LOVE LOVE your interpretations of them SO MUCH MORE!!!!! This is another GORGEOUS tag!!!!

Cariena said...

Eileen!!! well done! i really like your tag! i also struggled with the white paint - i even had to go over it with my inkssentials pen. yours is GREAT!!

Dorothy said...

Great tag Eileen!!

Julie Ann said...

Wonderful tag!! I like the softer coloring you did throughout the background. How neat that you made your own mask, too!

Juliet A said...

I feel the same way about my word stamps - they just aren't very bold.

I am amazed at how much stuff you have that is similar to Tim's!