Hi-ho! (*or should I say... ho-ho-ho??? 'tis the season after all...*)
I've had a crafty morning working away on Tag #5 - again trying to make up for lost time on Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of Christmas....
Once again, I've made some changes from Tim's design.... some based on lack of stamps/supplies, and some just based on my own preferences... Here we go....
First major change... different, multi-colored DI background, and no santa stamp... I've gotta be honest... that Santa stamp has always freaked me out a little... don't know why.... SO.... I tried every *other* santa stamp I owned and none of them worked for me... so I went with the "December" stamp. Stamped it on grungepaper and inked it with Forest Moss DI, and inked the edges with a Krylon Gold pen - simple.
Next change.... the Merry Christmas stamp.... I really love the Hambly vintage Christmas rub-ons, so decided to use this greeting instead - looks lovely on the dark background. The "25" numbers are grungeboard - used the same technique - white paint dabber with UTEE over top - the paint got a little bubbly under the heat gun, but I sort of like the "pitted" look.
I pulled the facet/alcohol ink technique from a previous tag - love the look!
Inked the edges of all the elements of the tag with the Krylon gold pen - rediscovered that recently and I'm loving it!
Hope you're having fun playing along with Tim this year - I know I am!