So after ruining two tags I decided to move on to a different technique and theme. I switched gears and used the Paint Dabber Resist technique from the Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 1. I also decided to make a Wintry tag instead of a Thankful tag since I'm in Christmas mode now. Don't be fooled though...my tree is up and has lights on it (because it's a pre-lit one, LOL!) but no ornaments. The boxes with my decorations have been sitting in my dining room since last weekend. I just keep stepping over them. And I haven't even begun making my Christmas cards for this year yet. Meh...it will all get done eventually. I hope. :)
Well, enough of that, here's my tag...
I started off by stamping the trees from the Reindeer Flight set with the Ranger Snow Cap paint dabber. I applied heat to dry it and then inked the tag with Distress Inks in Faded Jeans and Weathered Wood. Then I lightly rubbed the trees with a damp paper towel to remove the ink. I distressed the edges of the tag and then inked them with Walnut Stain DI. Then did the Spritz and Flick technique. Once the tag was dry I stamped the sentiment from the Seasons Silhouettes stamp set using the masking tape technique that Tim demonstrated. Great technique! I added Picket Fence stickles to the trees to give them the icy-snowy look and then randomly stamped the small snowflake from the Winter Sketchbook stamp set using the Snow Cap paint dabber.
The die cuts are Core'dinations paper cut with the TH Alterations Festive Greenery strip and they were sanded and distressed as well. The ribbon was dyed using Distress Stain in Faded Jeans, Iced Spruce (new!) and Brushed Pewter. I added the decorative corners (Michael's Recollections) as an afterthought. Maybe I should have stamped my sentiment a little higher I guess. Lastly, I added the Idea-ology Trinket Pin and Muse Token.
Well, that's about it! All-in-all I'm happy with how this turned out. I wish it had come out a little brighter. Since it didn't I've decided that it's a wintry nighttime scene! Yeah, that works!
In addition to entering this at Tim's 12 Tags of 2012 , I'm also entering it at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog where the theme is Anything Goes.
Thanks for stopping by! Now go make something!