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Tag #5 – A Mistletoe Wreath

Published December 20, 2011 by isisimaginings

Hello crafty peeps, how’s your Tuesday going? I nearly gave myself a heart attack a while ago; I thought my hands were bleeding, but in fact, they’re almost covered in Red Pepper alcohol ink!

Today I completed my final two tags of Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of Christmas. You may remember I said I’d had problems coming up with ideas for tags #5 & #6. I finally came up with something today, so here is tag #5 & I’ll show #6 tomorrow. Above is Tim’s tag, he used his fab Reflections stamps – see the step-by-step deets HERE – which I don’t have. The finished tag is my third attempt & I’m not entirely happy with it, but I had to leave it as it is. Maybe, in the year, I will remake it, along with tag #1. Anyway, the ingredients are as follows:

  • Elusive Images (now Chocolate Baroque) Winter Reflections stamps
  • Chocolate Baroque Fat Robin stamps
  • Alcohol inks – Red Pepper & Watermelon
  • TH Alterations die – Regal Crest
  • Everything else – my stash

Tim’s technique on this tag is great, but I definitely need to practice it a lot more. I didn’t get as clear a result on my tag.

I love the wreath that comes with the banner & crest dies & it looks lovely on this tag. Again, I would redo it with paper with a higher GSM, ie Core’dinations, which I seem to be out of, this paper is a little flimsy.

I obviously wasn’t paying enough attention when I attached the wreath & the ribbon – the word JOY is almost completely covered. I shall have to do a little readjustment.

That’s it, I’ll be back tomorrow with tag #6. Until then,

Love & light.