My papercraft and card making projects

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

12 tags day 12 -- FINALLY!!

well its very overdue but here is my version of tim's tags for day 12

due to delays with deliveries, i only received the music tissue last night!!  i waited for a week for my parcel of goodies!!  no matter, it arrived and i finally constructed my tag last night.
this has to be the best one of all 12 ... some great techniques and very stylish and very 'tim'.

i have enjoyed the 12 tags beyond description .... thank you all so much for your kind comments, especially to tim who took the time to leave a personal message -- i am honoured and flattered.

let us all keep this christmas spirit year-round and spread happiness and love to all

have a cool yule everyone!!! xx

Sunday, 11 December 2011

12 tags day 11

the penultimate tag for 2011!
i only made this 1 tag today - no extras or cards!

i love shrink plastic ... must admit i have had a meltpot and loads of utee etc for ages [a bargain find second hand on ebay] and rarely used it.  i have never shrank my plastic in it before either! lol! i love the effect!!  i think this will be used more often now!!
i have to be honest and say i'm not over enthusiastic about this tag!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

12 tags day 10

2 tags today
i didnt do the technique with the facets ... i just adhered a few pieces from the seasonal salvage stickers
loved this design today

only 2 more to go!!

Friday, 9 December 2011

12 tags day 9

i've been rushing about doing stuff today so only just got these finished!

my version of tim's tag for day 9 -- plus 2 cards!

the background stamp he used is difficult to trace in the uk i think - i have searched on google for it this morning with no luck!  so i used my new ink-its letterpress plate by sizzix called Damask.  when using distress inks on it I found it works better with a layer of versamark before using the DI.
i used a little silver dabber over the black on the candlestick too

this is one of my favourites so far .... very christmassy, simple, elegant and a great technique learned!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

12 tags day 8

i love this technique .... i am sooo into steampunk!
not your typical christmas card but hey!!
this still needs some ribbon on the cogs.

i dont have any number plaques [on order!] so i just made my own from grunge covered in tissue, white alco ink and black paint dabber on edges, using numbers from the alpha parts.

i have also made 2 more cut-down tags that i will mount as cards as usual!:

i just used the 25 from the noel die, painted black with glossy accents on these and i ran out of letters so added 'xmas' to one card

12 tags day 7

my version of tim's tag for day 7, made into 2 cards

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

12 tags day 6

this is my version of tim's tag for day 6, again made into cards.
....not my favourites, but a cool technique which i used on the 'offcuts' from my foil sheets;

[i'm behind now -- need to get on with tag 7, but i have made similar cards to it already!]

Monday, 5 December 2011

12 tags day 5 -- 2 posts in one day!!!

this is my version of tim's tag for day 5

i had time this afternoon to finish these off

as has been the norm i have made 3 cards [i just cut off the top of the tags] and mounted them.
ribbons and tiny pearls a bit fiddly for my stubby fingers but a great technique!

12 tags day 4

this is my version of tim's tag for day 4, again made into 3 cards.
i had trouble with the crackle -- i used too much on damp paint and it all peeled off so had to do all the snowmen again!
i dont have the 25 movers/shapers die so used the 25 from the 'noel' set, stamped them with music stamp and covered with glossy accents ... i think it looks similiar enough!

Saturday, 3 December 2011

12 tags day 3

this is my version of tim's tag for day 3, made into a card.

i didn't use the cool technique he used of turning the stamp around, but i think i will try it on a tag later.

this was again using the suitcase die as a base card on plain white card.  i used a little clear embossing powder on the stamped image before i embossed it, and spritzted it with biscotti perfect pearls to warm up the whiteness of the card a little.

12 tags day 2

this is my version of tim's tag for day 2

again i have translated it into a card

i made 3 of these, cutting the size of the card from the suitcase die.  I like to use that die for a base as it is uneven at the edges and just the right size.  [it is just short of 6 inches long but that was ok as the bottom edge is covered]

Friday, 2 December 2011

12 tags day 1

12 tags of christmas day 1
this is my version of tim's tag for day 1
i have made mine into greetings cards to use for my charity

i made 3 using different glitters; white, silver and gold.
instead of a tag i am using 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" manila card, which i use a lot as my card base.  I can use the entire embossing folder with that size.   colouring them with iced spruce ink first instead of using coloured card seemed to work out quite well.
i might make the designs as a tag at some point because i like to keep them as technique references!