I know, I know, it doesn't look a thing like Tim's Tag, but that's the point. Tim provides the inspiration; the artist provides her or his own voice. My tag actually makes a social statement. We work and work all year long, day-in, day-out. Then Christmas comes along, and the gears freeze. Literally in this case.
The holly was die cut out of green cardstock with this Cherry Lynn Designs die, which I love. It's so delicate. I was going to use this Martha Stewart punch with a different green cardstock, but it had been so long since I had used the punch, I thought I would sharpen it first. In order to sharpen a punch, just punch through some foil or light metal. The light metal I had on hand was a scrap of green. WOW! It made some awesome winter folliage. Check out the detail:
I also used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and some Sizzix gear dies. The "Merry Christmas" is Anna Griffin, and Tiny Tim and Mr. Scrooge are by Stampin Up, colored with Copic markers.
This was so much fun, I can't wait for tomorrow!