Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The 12 Tags of Christmas -- Day 7

Today's tag features kraft glassine paper, and Tim has included a video that demonstrates all the ways this product can be used.  Like many of you out there, I bought it when it first came out but haven't used it much.  Now that I have a better idea of how versatile it is, I'm sure I'll be including it in more projects.  Today we made holly leaves and colored them with alcohol inks.


Tim cut his leaves with a die, which I don't have.  However, holly leaves are very easy to cut freehand, and that's just what I did.  On Tim's tag, the sentiment was part of a very beautiful and elegant stamp with a lovely frame surrounding the words.  Again, not something I own.  I used the stamp (from Tim's mini ornates set) that is blank on the inside.  I had a few holiday sentiment stamps that fit inside, and used holiday cheer, which is a Stampin' Up stamp that is several years old and I'm sure retired ages ago.  I think the two stamps look like they were made for each other.

My holly berries are just some random "pearls" from my stash of dead and dying costume jewelry, and like Tim, I colored them with red pepper alcohol ink.  I did the same for the bauble on the top of the tag, and added some red crystals, putting them on a trinket pin.

Here are some closeups:




As for the background of the tag itself, I used the techniques Tim demonstrated, but selected different colors and stamps.

We're more than half way finished, and I'm already looking forward to tag #8.




11 comments:

Helen said...

Your tag is gorgeous - I think when I saw Tim's this morning it is my favourite so far - I too, will be hand cutting holly leaves tonight!!

Elena said...

You never cease to amaze me girlfriend!!!! Another beautiful tag!

Nancy Lynn said...

Absolutely gorgeous tag Eileen. I think this is one of my favorites tags of Tim's. I guess I will use that paper now....love how things come out using that technique. I have enjoyed all of your tags.

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....Another GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS tag!!! I just LOVE these!!!

Patzee said...

Love the tinselly sparkle. This is gorgeous!

Lori said...

Yep, I have quickly become a fan of alcohol inked glassine. Great technique, and the results are really more stunning in real life. Beautiful tag! And, it's a tie for me between this and #1 as my fave thus far.

Alicia said...

Truly Gorgeous Eileen!!! Tim surely needs to add you to his staff my friend! *Hugs*

Hetty said...

That is such a lovely tag with the pointesettia.

artbyvic said...

Lover-ly!!

Anita Houston said...

Drop dead gorgeous!!! So great...love your foliage!

craftyM said...

Pretty as a picture, girlfriend! You are gonna have a great collection at the end of this!
marita