Saturday, November 17, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 - Believe

I absolutely loved Tim Holtz' November tag with all the gorgeous fall colors, but when I sat down to make mine, I couldn't resist the allure of glitter and pretty winter stamps! Also, I'm hopelessly addicted to the idea-ology Woodlands trees and wreaths and had to find an excuse to use one. Here, I've covered one of the wreaths with Rock Candy dry glitter and then attached it to the top of the tag with a Wire Pin (a cool idea I borrowed from Tim's idea-ology make 'n take at CHA).

The deer was stamped with embossing ink, covered with Ranger's clear embossing powder, and embossed. I initially stamped my reindeer on a manila tag, but didn't care for the yellowish tint with the cooler colors. That's why Tim's Tag and Bookplates die is so handy! I used it to cut a tag from white cardstock - it gave me just the look I wanted. Instead of directly applying the Distress stains to my tag like Tim did, I puddled them on my non-stick craft sheet and then drug my tag through them. After the stain was dry, I ironed off the embossing to reveal the pretty white deer. I love that technique! Make sure you check out Tim's post for the full instructions.

I inked the 'Believe' word from the Seasonal Silhouettes background with embossing ink, stamped it, embossed it with Ranger's Sticky Embossing Powder, and then covered it with glitter. I absolutely love being able to apply glitter to such a detailed image! On the bottom of the tag, I replaced the burlap Tim used with a length of tulle and added holly leaves cut using the Sizzix Festive Greenery die. I also used the Sticky Embossing Powder on the edges of the leaves to apply glitter.

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Thanks so much for stopping by - have a great weekend!

30 comments:

  1. Nice Shelly! Loving the blue and sparkle.

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  2. So beautiful in the icy blues!
    Alison x

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  3. The reindeer looks so beautiful in white against your gorgeous frosty blue background. I love those wreaths and trees too and love what you have done with this wreath. The whole tag is gorgeous. Anne x

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  4. Gorgeous and holiday inspiring!

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  5. This is so pretty, especially in these colors!

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  6. Loving your pretty tag and that fab wreath, xx

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  7. So soft and pretty!
    Sent you an email...hope you got it.

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  8. So pretty Shelly, I just love the blues and the wreath with glitter, awesome!!!

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  9. Beautiful soft icy colors! Lovely take on Tim's tag!

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  10. This is so lovely to look at!Think I have everything I need to make this one and the perfect person to give it to!

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  11. Hi Shelly -- thanks for another show-stopper!!! Hope you don't mind if I ask you a question about it? How did you keep your beautiful white Bambi (!) so "clean"? Did you mask him when you dragged your tag through your puddle, or did you stick him on (if he is stamped on very light-weight paper)? Don't think he is stuck down, so am wondering how you made such an accurate mask. The result is beautiful - so pure and peaceful.
    Happy Thanksgiving!!!
    Greetings from France - Sally xo

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  12. Aaaaaah -- just went to Tim's tag to have a second look at that!!! Guess what you did was a clear emboss on the bambi, which created a great resist for the puddle-dragging! Hope my detective work is correct!!!
    :-) Sally

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    1. You got it right, Sally! I'll update my post to explain that part. I was in a hurry yesterday and wasn't really clear. Thanks for your kind words! :-)

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  13. Adore the blue hues and sparkle. Wonderful tag Shelly. Nicola x

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  14. Great tag Shelly.
    Beautiful soft colors
    love it.
    Greetings Janny

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  15. Your tag is beautiful, Shelly! I love that you chose white cardstock for your base to keep everything so crisp and clean looking. Your background turned out fabulous! I always love seeing your projects, thanks so much for sharing!

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  16. Wow, Shelly! Love your winter inspired tag! It's so pretty and glittery! Perfect for the winter! Hugs, Sandra

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  17. So pretty! Did you stamp your reindeer with snow cap paint dabber or with a white stamp ink? It's just all so lovely.

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    1. Thanks, Barbara! I stamped it with embossing ink and then clear embossed. After I added the stain, I ironed off the embossed image. Check out Tim's blog for the full tutorial: http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2012-november/

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  18. This is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    susan s.

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  19. This tag is great! I also like the fact that you started with a white tag as it is much better to have a "snowy" looking deer:)

    I need to try the iron embossing technique one of these days...I like the way it turns out.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Nice job on this tag. It actually makes me feel cold to look at it!

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  21. Shelly, your tag is beautiful! I love everything about it! <3 Candy

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  22. So gorgeous! What a cool technique to iron off embossing powder! Love clever stuff like that and especially when clever folks like yourself take those techniques and run with them. Your skills, they are so mad!

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  23. I love this tag! So clean and pretty! I will definitely be copying you!

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  24. The deer on white is stunning...just stunning!!! What a fabulous make!!!

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  25. Beautiful! I like the blue and white combo!

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