Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The 12 Tags of Christmas -- Day 6

The tag Tim did for today features embossed metal, painted and distressed and very vintage looking.  Tim used one embossing folder for his tag (one I don't have), and I used three folders.  I cut them into sections to create the collage look of the folder Tim used.



I used the holiday, snowflakes and sheet music folders.  This tag was not difficult to do, but it does
involve some drying time.  Also, as Tim states clearly, after painting the metal you will most likely think that your tag is a hot mess.  Don't be alarmed.  The following steps really do make it all work.  I think it's a wonderful look.

The embellishment (I don't have any of the Christmas charms) started life as a truly ugly overly bright piece of thin cheap metal.  Applying the paint and embossing it really transformed it.

By the way, Tim used Ranger's self adhesive foil.  I used metal from Ten Seconds Studio.  But......if you have neither, this is what I used to do before I had any metal sheets.  Adhere some heavy duty aluminum foil to your cardstock and then proceed as directed.  As long as you are a bit gentle with your sanding you won't tear the foil and it is a good substitute for the real thing.


28 comments:

Helen said...

Great tips again, I shall be using ordinary metal as I don't have any adhesive stuff....
Your tag is as always, gorgeous!

Sherry Goodloe said...

I like that you used several embossing folders to create your tag Eileen! It looks great. xo

Julia Aston said...

Great colors and embossings on this! I love the ideas everyone is coming up with to recreate Tim's tag!

ellen vargo said...

LOVE how you improvised for this look! I will be doing some improvising myself, and may take your example! Thanks!

Ellen xx

Sarah said...

absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the warning and tips! I was hesitating to try this one today.
Sarah

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh MY WOW!!!! I absolutely LOVE this piece Eileen!!! It's drop mouthed GORGEOUS!!!

Jackie H said...

I was wondering about using alumium foil. Thanks for the comment on your post about using foil! Love your tag!

Hetty said...

wonderful tag! Great improvisation.
Love the metal bow.

Elena said...

Oh he'll! I think THIS one is my favorite now!!!!

artbyvic said...

Love it!!

craftyM said...

ooooooooooh! I like this one, Eileen! Cool effect... Now off to see Tim's... YES, I"m checking YOURS first!!!!
Marita

Patzee said...

I love the richness of this tag and how you used several different embossing folders to achieve this great look. Thanks for the tip about subbing aluminum foil.

Nancy Lynn said...

I love how you worked around not having the items Tim used. Love your tag.

Virginia Nebel said...

Love that you combined your embossing folders to create the tag!

Нинель said...

Здорово! Великолепный тег!!!

Anita Houston said...

This tag is fabulous! I love the look of yours with the 3 fades rather than the one.

Lori said...

Well, I have to say, I like your tag better than Tim's. Gasp. I'm trying to catch up on some blogs, as I'm horribly behind. I will tell you that, I have looked at all of your tags, and I just love how you improvise. Very creative and yet, practical. And they turn out fabulous. I'm still working on day 1, so by Christmas, I should have at least two done. lol.

Bearcrazyman said...

Looks great... Wanna make mine? LOL
After yesterday Im ready for anything....Charge!

Kathleen Spitz said...

I think this turned out great, it inspires me to try to do this tag.

zaya00 said...

Coped with the task-EXCELLENT!
beautiful and unusual tag

LaStamper said...

Once again you have challenged the model and done one better. Kudos to you for taking the plunge.

Anonymous said...

Love your tag Eileen! Love how creative you are with substituting items. Great job.
Gail in Oklahoma

Manu Mamma said...

Great TH tag! I like it more than the original.

teri said...

Weren't you clever (and brave?) to cut things apart and reassemble to make something completely unique. I have to say that this tags really resonates with me - I like the classic lines and rich jewel tones.

MarleneMAZ said...

FAbulous colours on this! great tat Eileen.

debpaint16 said...

I think I actually like your tag more then Tim's......don't tell!!! :) Thanks for the tip of using the heavy duty foil, I was wondering if that would work!!! Beautiful job!!!

Diann said...

Eileen, this is beautiful ART...I must say it's got Tim beat! I really love this one! Diann

PaulaJ said...

the colors you used are stunning! LOVE the way yours came out!
beautiful job!