Friday, December 5, 2008

Tim Holtz Tag 4--Sort Of

Here is Tim's Tag for Day 4. As you can see, my tag looks nothing in the world like his tag. It does include a Santa Claus (from my Fancy Pants Blissful Season set), but it's not a photograph of me and Santa. And it includes the number 25, but mine are die cut and colored with a silver paint pen. Mine is also tag shaped and contains quit a bit of metal.

Actually I was more inspired by my friend Robyn Sharp's copper piece that she did a couple days' ago. I used the Faux Designer Paper technique on the copper (no it's not pink card stock--it's copper) using stamps from Inkadinkado and OnyxXpressions. Then I stamped a portion of a tree from Penny Black in the upper right-hand corner and hung this great ornament from Inkadinkado (also cut out of copper). The ornament was painted with blue alcohol inks before I stamped it, but it's really hard to tell that from the scan. And of course, I had to bling it up a little with Stickles and beads.

The Santa part is not printed on cloth like Tim's is, so to make up for it, I stamped a linen background stamp over it in VersaMark and embossed with clear. You can't see it, but it's textured in real life.

Lastly, I finished with Dresden Foil trim which I got at Rock Candy Studios. This is good stuff and very addictive.



Shelly Hickox said...

Very very cool! Did you iron the embossing off? Or just wipe the ink off? Great idea.

Cyndi Watkins said...

Shelly, I ironed it off. And you have to be careful because copper stays hot longer than paper.


Shelly Hickox said...

Oh, I know all about hot copper, lol! I usually do all my copper heating by the sink or have a bowl of water next to me to dunk it in.

That's a pretty cool idea - opens up all kinds of possibilities.

Michelle Murphy said...

great how you are techniqueie(okay a new word)you always amaze me..oh was that shelby that keeps coming up with the new stuff lol