Thursday, December 31, 2015

Almost too late

Hi All:  Seriously crazy month around here!!!   I almost forgot to post my 12th tag for Tim Holtz's 12 tags of 2015.  Last minute I know, procrastination!!  We had company though and I can't find my punches, manila tags, and my festive berry stain.  My fault I cleaned, organized and stashed (I mean put away) my supplies.  BIG mistake.  This is my 12th tag.
not as detailed as I would have liked it.  But he looks dapper.  Happy New Year Everyone.  
Thanks for looking and I hope you all like it!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Wing Tutorial

Hey :  Since my friend asked me to;  I'm going to try a tutorial on how I made my last tag/card.  The Feathered wing die is simple to use!!  First of all I cut my manila card stock to 8 3/4 x 6 1/4 this size fits in my vagabond and the die, it also gives me wiggle room if I some how move it by accident. Then I put Antique Linen distress ink and dried it.  Once the inks dry I shook up Picket Fence distress paint and scribbled it all over the paper and let that dry.
   Your paper should look like this.   While that was drying I took a Manila Tag and ran it through the sizzix basic grey pine branch embossing folder and then inked up the tag with Victorian Velvet and Evergreen Bough distress stain and painted on Perfect pearls.  I then edged it with Vintage Photo and inked it some more with both Victorian Velvet and Evergreen Bough distress ink.  
 Once the paper was dry I die cut my wings using the feathered wing die.  I glued the wings together (longest on the bottom and the smallest on the top. ) I inked the wings edges with Vintage photo.  Once they were glued I added gold foil with a glue stick to random places on the wings. Then I added perfect pearls.  The Winged Feathered die was made for perfect pearls!!  I then curved the wings to give the dome dimension. I used glue dots to attached the wings to the tag.  I then took seam binding and added water and the swished the ribbon in Victorian Velvet distress stain, squished it all up and let it sit and dry.  Next a clear gem with facets had Pink Sherbet alcohol added. Once everything was dry it was assembly time.  For a finishing touch I added some dollar store sticky back pearls and a ideology word band.  This was my end result.  Hope you like it.

Feathered Wings Card

Hi again.   I have a few backed up post to do so here goes another one.  This is how I use the feathered wing die by Tim Holtz.  I saw this die used by  Emma Williams and Paula Chenney.   And I had to have this die.  so here is a card I made. I made it so you could pull out the tag and add it to you Christmas tree if you wanted.  

Just a couple cards

Hi All : I know its been awhile.  Seriously busy season! One of my friends asked if I would do a post about the Christmas cards I made for this year.  As usual I am last minute rushing- even for the ones  that go out of state.  Yikes!!  I know I should always start in August.!!   I fell in love with a couple of dies this year.  The feathered wing and Prancing deer dies by Tim Holtz.  Usually I never post the cards I make for friends and family, I don't know why I just don't think about it.  I more worried about getting them out on time I guess. I have a few designers who style I just love Anita Houston, Paula Cheney and Richele Christensen.  So the cards I"m going to show you are my versions of a few of their tags.  Let me know what you think.  And No  (lol)
I'm not telling who's getting which card.  This one is the simplest  style.  I cut the tree out and loved the shape left when I took out the tree die cut.  So I just made a layered card.  Simple but cute.
 This one is my take on a  Richele Christensens styled card.  I used the vintage glitter dust on the hoofs and antlers.  I'll have more to come.  Even a tutorial.  I know shocker.  It was a request.  so cross your  fingers.