Saturday, November 29, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 - November

Just popping in to post my November tag for Tim's 12 Tags of 2014.  I don't have the die/embossing folder combo that he used so I've been mulling over what and how I could do to make this tag.  Since month-end is looming I figured I better just get it done!  I decided to use the Tattered Leaves embossing folder and no die.

Here's how I did it!

I followed Tim's instructions up until the point where you have to die cut the corrugated cardboard.  At that point I matched my tag up with the tag-shaped corrugated cardboard and slipped in into the embossing folder.

I lined up the embossing folder image with my already embossed tag and then pulled out the tag leaving the cardboard in place.

I ran the folder through my big shot and embossed the design onto the cardboard.

Then I used an exacto knife to cut out the leaf shapes.


It doesn't quite match up perfectly but it's good enough for me!  At this point I followed the rest of Tim's steps.  I used a different walnut stain spray and bronze Perfect Pearls mist since I also don't have the distress stain sprays.  Here's the end result!
It's a great feeling to make do with what you have on hand.  I'm determined to make all 12 tags this year and I'm happy that I got this one made in time.  One more to go!!!