After a week or so of not working on my tags, I decided I really wanted to finish them. So, today I chose to ignore everything I should be doing and just do what I wanted to do - very selfish, I know!
Ironically, this was not one of my favorite tags but, after working on it, I totally fell in love with it. I didn't have the snowman (plus, I'm just not a snowman girl), but I thought the Grungeboard bird would be a good substitute. Unfortunately, I had used the bird from my sheet, but I still had the sheet with the cutout of the bird. So, I traced it onto a piece of tag board and proceeded as Tim instructed.
Gadget Gears die! The center of the top gear makes the perfect sized 'washer' blank. I used more of the metal my friend Ronnie gave me - I scuffed it a little and then lightly sponged it with black Stazon ink. I also sanded shiny silver brads and inked them to match.
I made one more addition to my tag - I'd seen that the Wednesday Stamper theme was 'Snowflakes' and I was like, aha! That's exactly what this tag needs. After creating my background (by the way, I ended up cutting a white tag...I don't see how Tim gets the clear blues on a manila tag, mine always gets muddy!) I stamped a snowflake from Oxford Impressions using white acrylic paint. I think it gives it the perfect touch!
BTW, did you know that Lin is giving away an awesome prize package? Go check out her blog and enter!!