Saturday, December 3, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas - Day 3

It was really, really nice not to do this first thing in the morning. Tim's Tag today was all about how you can make multiple multi-color stamp images using Cut-N-Dry Felt. That's such a great idea, especially if you have Cut-N-Dry Felt. Or, if you don't care if the colors bleed into each other, you can use cleaning wipes. I went with the wipes because they're much cheaper and already live in my studio.

First lay out your craft mat that nothing sticks to, and I like to lay out some painters tape so I can make sure the stamp is positioned the same way every time. Then I put down four layers of wipes and stamped onto it with black StazOn. THEN I added drops of ink to the wipes so it was saturated all over with the colors I wanted. This makes a temporary personal multi-color ink pad.

Here are my first three copies. So much fun I made 21 identical copies. One for the tag and 20 for some quick Christmas cards.

But Tim also had a bonus technique today where you could use the same technique to do snowflake background cards. I loved this idea, but, of course, I tweaked it just a bit.

I stamped multi-color snowflakes, then ran it through the with a snowflake Cuttlebug folder. I brayered VersaMark over the raised areas and added some clear sparkly embossing powder. Then I sponged a little ink on the edges.

So here it is all together. The red berries are actually some red beads I sewed on. If you haven't yet made a "bow" with a brad, check out this technique, which is maybe the best thing I learned all fall. I don't know who originally came up with it, but kudos!

Above is the card that I'm making 20 of. It's a little simpler than the Tim Tag and uses nail head stickers for berries instead of beads.



jules said...

This tag absolutely jumped out at me! What a beautiful tag...lovely!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for posting this! I don't have the felt either ... what a fab idea to use the wipes. BTW, your tags and cards are gorgeous!!

Shelly Hickox said...

That turned out so good!! I really need to try the baby wipe thing. Love the colors in this so much!

Anonymous said...

This is stunning, you not only took the techniques offered to you you turned them into Art just stunnin!

jp said...

So Beautiful! Do you know the name of the stamp? Don't see it on the IDD website anymore and I WANT IT!

Thanks for sharing,

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

This tag is beautiful. I love the really shines!

Helen said...

I love your alternative method for the colors. I will have to try this out. TFS!!!