Tuesday, December 6, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas - Day 6

You know the drill (unless this is your first visit to my blog), here's Tim's tag for Day 6, and here's mine:
This might be my favorite tag so far. I didn't have the metal foil tape that Tim used, so I Xyroned (can that really be a verb) some aluminum foil from the kitchen to glossy cardstock. It worked perfectly.

I ran this through a snowflake Cuttlebug folder then painted the whole thing with blue and black paint, then, when it was dry, I sanded the paint from the raised portions. Then, as instructed by Mr. Holtz, I started adding clear embossing powder. Every time I added a layer, it got prettier. After three layers of clear embossing powder, I added a layer of my own personal mix, which I call "Clear Blue EZ." Okay, it's just clear EP with blue glitter, but it was perfect for this tag. Here's just the background:

It was hard not to just leave it at that, but I added the die cut holly from Cheery Lynn Designs and added lots of clear embossing powder to that as well. Then I added the bird from the Stampin' Up set Language of Friendship (there's a punch that goes along with that stamp set--cool!). Of course, I couldn't not add layers of embossing powder to that as well. I cut the metal label with a Spellbinders Nestability die.

I am in love with this tag! And now we're half way done. Wonder what Tim has for us tomorrow.

Cyndi

5 comments:

Anita Houston said...

I am in love with it too!!! The blue is just gorgeous. Love that you stuck with one color. That birdy is just precious!

Lezlie Sherman said...
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Lezlie Sherman said...

Cyndi,
All of your tags are beautiful! TFS!

Marjie Kemper said...

Super rich background! This is gorgeous. I xyroned mine too... sure, that's a verb!

Shelly Hickox said...

Hahaha! I KNEW you were going to add glitter - I almost did too! Love your take on this one. Your color is gorgeous!