Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tim's Tag Day 9

Such a fun tag today, but so many things I didn't have! I think that's what made it fun for me. Here is what I didn't have, and what I did to make it work:

Film Strip Ribbon - To make my own film strip, I stamped Tim's film stamp repeatedly on acetate using black Stazon ink. I trimmed it and put the pictures behind it as shown on Tim's blog.

Metal Flower
- I used my Martha Stewart hydrangea punch (love this punch!) and punched two flowers out of red cardstock. I brushed them with copper paint and then with walnut Distress ink. I bent the petals and coated them with a light layer of Diamond Glaze. For the center I punched out a flower (daisy punch) and then trimmed off the petals. I painted that gold and brushed it with walnut ink. Assembled using a brad. Isn't that faux eyelet tech cool??

Metal Numbers
- I used my Slice to cut the numbers from cardstock. Then I covered them with aluminum tape from RockCandy Studios and sanded them to make them dull. I sponged with a little black Stazon to give them an aged look.

Typewriter Keys
- I punched the letters from a sheet of scrapbook paper and then glued them to little wood disks. I used the bent part of a paper clip for the jump ring. When it was dry I covered the edges with silver embossing powder and embossed. Then I added clear ep over the top. Should have done that in the reverse! Next time....

Dymo Tape
- I am out of black tape, so I tried black cardstock. I didn't like the look so I used this font and printed it on photo paper.

The background stamp I used is from Oxford Impressions' Paris Poste collection.

Whew! That was a lot of improvising, but I feel like I learned so much, which is why I LOVE these tags!

12 comments:

  1. Shelly, your tag is fantastic!!!

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  2. What a fabulous idea to make your own film strip -- you are so creative! I really thought you were showing Tim's tag at first!

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  3. Wow Shelly!! I never would have known you did all that improvising!! Every thing you did looks like the real thing. Have to say I follow your blog, its been in my favorites for at least a year, you're one creative person! Thanks, Sue

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  4. Brilliant tag! Love all the small touches!

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  5. Beautiful rendition of Tim's tag! Thanks for the link to the fonts - learn something new every day... Had fun at that site seeing what was out there!!!

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  6. I LOVE the way your typewriter keys turned out! I never would of guessed they were not the real thing! Thanks for sharing! I'm going to try that one of these day. Maybe after Christmas! :)
    Happy Holdiays.

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  7. You are so good at making due with what you have. This tag looks fantastic!

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  8. Funky, artsy, Sister Slice! You're brilliant. I printed out the photos, but haven't started on this one yet. I should get off the 'puter!

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  9. and just like all of your previous tags, LOVE this one just as much!

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  10. so creative! I didn't have any of his goodie either so I made do, just not nearly as clever as you!

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  11. I love all your improvising, Shelly! That's one reason why I checked your blog to see your tag variations (just as fabulous as I knew they would be!!) Thanks also for sharing your ideas with all of us.

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  12. Shelly - this is awesome!!! Great idea to stamp on the acetate! All of your tags are awesome!!! Thanks for all the techniques you showed us!!! Marva

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Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate your comments so much!