Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tim Holtz December Tag

I needed to make a couple of cards to send to my nephews for Christmas because I bought them gift cards.  I just bought the Alterations Window die and have been wanting to use it. When I saw Tim Holtz's tag for December it all clicked. Go to his blog HERE and see the technique using the frosted film and Clearly for Art.

I already had the frosted film, the Alterations poinsettia die and the movers and shakers slot die.

I cut 2 windows and began to distress them with White Picket fence paint and then a coat of White Picket Fence Distress Crackle paint. When that dried I daubed some Walnut Stain Distress Ink over it rubbing it in the cracks. Looks like wood huh?

Pop dotted the box piece up and glued some leaves from the Festive Greenery die. I adhered some Frosted film behind the window and stuck it down to a tag I cut from Tim Holtz seasonal paper that I had run through a T.H.Christmas embossing folder,after I had applied some Iridescent Medium over the new Holly Bough Tim Holtz Collection for Stamper's Anonymous stencil.

Don't forget to put the notches in before you stick the window down if you want to use it as a card holder.

I did not have a splatter brush so I used some Studio Calico Mr. Hughey's Spray in Chalk White. I just held my hand about 3 feet over the tag when I sprayed to get the droplets.

Add some paper to the back of a dangle bit w/ some Glossy Accents and add a jump ring to a Christmas token and hang from the ribbons at the top of the tag.

I stamped a sentiment, inked with Antique linen, sprayed it with some Lindsy's spray and also some of the Mr. Hughey's. Applied some glue and adhered it to the bottom of the tag.


These are already to go out, thanks for joining me on Ustream last night to see me put them together! 

XX, J


10 comments:

  1. I love how you used the window die - the wood does look real! You've inspired me to go buy that die! Great job!!

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    1. It is a very versatile die so worth the expense I think. Thank you for stopping in and leaving a comment : )

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  2. Love these, they came out great! Hugz, Z

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    1. Thanks Zandra! Coming from you that is a great compliment : ) Hugz back , J

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  3. Oooo, those came out nice! I really like how you used the window die, now there's yet another on my "want" list. :-) The wood finish looks great, too, I'll have to remember that for future projects. Happy creating! Sandy

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    1. Sandysewn, yeah my want list is huge when it comes to the Sizzix dies, thank you for the sweet words, J

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment :)

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  5. Lovely interpretation. Love the Christmassy window boxes x

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    1. Thank you Helen! I hope you had a nice holiday, thank you for stopping by :)

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