Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 - December

Since I had good ol' Noelle (previous post) out anyway I got down to business on my December tag.

Starting with a white tag I followed TH's instructions to mix some a regular ol' Distress Stain with a metallic distress stain; I chose walnut ink (because I am apparently genetically unable to follow his lead to a T - the only other 2 colors I have are orange and blue) & gold metallic stain.  No go.  The walnut was WAY too dark.  Pretty, but dark.  For version 2, I opted for walnut distress ink with the gold metallic stain.  I inked and dried a few more times to get a splotchy, shiny background.  Rubbed a little more walnut ink around the edges and then stamped my tree image with black dye ink. 

Next I scrunched up and stuck on some musical washi tape and stapled on some tinsel-y looking trim.  (Debated inking up the tape, but glad I decided against it.)  I liked his use of a sentiment, but am metallic paper-less so I opted for one of his tags which I scrunched and dabbed with more walnut ink. 

Noelle was stamped with dye ink and colored with Copics a bits of Stickles before I cut her out.  She is lifted off the background with dimensional foam dots.

I initially dyed the ribbon brown and metallic gold - too dark again.  The second version was a mix of Fired Brick and Barn Red inks mixed with a smidge of Walnut ink and gold metallic stain.  A couple of little lightbulbs later and it was a done deal.

These are Tim's tags.  Do you see the resemblance?

Click here to get all the info about them.  Ho! Ho! Ho!


  1. Love this Julie. It's great that so many people are taking inspiration from these tags and making them their own. Yours is a real treat. Hugs, Jenny x

  2. I never follow him directly...just indirectly..lol I do LOVE the way Noelle's legs hang off the tag! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  3. Its all about the inspiration - who has all those things???? I am trying though ;-) Great tag Julie I love Noelle x

  4. Beautiful!i love the ticket you used that was a very nice touch!

  5. love these tags!

    visiting you from the etsy top treasury team :) great blog!



  6. How fun! Love how her legs are dangling. She is great!


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