Monday, December 5, 2011
Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas, Day 5!
Just sliding in before midnight, yet again, with my own version of Tim Holtz's (far superior) 5th installment of The Twelve Tags of Christmas! This was a great project, especially for anyone who's seen the "Reflections" stamps but couldn't quite figure out what to do with them. Boy, oh boy, now we know! What a brilliant product!
It's hard to tell from the photo, but I actually used the Reflections stamp on the little tree, following Tim's instructions to ink a silhouette stamp with a light color, then stamp ONTO that stamp with a darker color using a Reflections stamp. I love this technique-- absolutely love it!-- and will be using this a lot in my crafting.
I had a hard time getting the Alcohol/Archival Ink trick to work on the plastic packing I had on hand (I think it had some kind of oily coating or something) and finally ended up using a piece of clear vinyl for the technique, with simple snowflake stamps instead of the intricate Reflections images. Gotta get me some of that Hambly Studios Clearly Heavy Transparency that Tim recommends! The "Peace" letters are cut from foil tape using Tim's "Upon a Time" die, and the tree is decorated with Xmas Red Stickles.
And, I have to be up for work in about five hours. Isn't it amazing how the time flies by when you're doing something you love?
Have an awesome December 6!