Sunday, December 11, 2011

12 tags of christmas - day 11

Hi everyone,

Just one more to go... :(. Today's tag is very pretty. And besides the melting, it seemed like a simple tag... Yeah  right, everything went wrong! The ink was not dry, so I smeared it al over the place, and I was working with alcohol inks and it dripped on my tag.I did my print-and-cut method, and that went wrong also. I've ruined a lot of glossy cardstock. So I cut them out by hand... Sigh!
I don't have a melting pot, shrink film or UTEE. So I used a clear sheet and and run it true my vagabond with a decorative strip (festive greenery, what else?!) ... But that does not work. Even if you go back and forth. I had to think of something else. I took another piece of the clear sheet and went to work with alcohol inks. Found it rather difficult, this is my first time with alcohol ink (yes I bought them!). Then I stuck some white cardstock behind it and cut it out some holly leaves with my eCraft! For creating some thicknes I used glossy accents.
Here the result:

The materials:
  • Glossy Cardstock
  • Distress inks: fired brick, vintage photo, sapphire chipped, faded jeans, broken china, walnut stain
  • Stamps: Tim Holtz
  • Glossy accents
  • Alcohol Ink: Lettuce, Meadow
  • Clear sheet

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tomorrow is the last day of the 12 tags! Hope to see you then!


  1. Wow! it all looks fantastic! and your leaves look great. Yes I too did two backgrounds as I put too much water on the first - looked like a tidal wave had hit it! I have certainly learnt alot these last few days.

  2. For all the trouble you had, it's a wonderful tag. You're very creative to think of all those "solutions". Well done - it's fun, isn't it?

  3. Hey Sannie,
    Wat rot he, als het even niet meezit. Maar desondanks dat heb je er wel weer een geweldig mooie tag van gemaakt! Hij ziet er weer super uit hoor! Ze zijn stuk voor stuk prachtig, en deze is ook echt weer een topper, dus alle moeite heeft wel weer een prachtig resultaat opgeleverd!!!


  4. Wow! wow! not be distinguished from the original! Bravo!

  5. You are still going strong! Ho, ho, ho to you too. Your tag is fabulous. To show you how out to lunch I am - I don't know what a melting pot is or a UTEE. And what in the world is a vagabond? I do think your tag is grand!

  6. Very nice those leaves!

  7. Wonderful job, Sannie! I would never guess looking at the leaves that they weren't shrink plastic!! You pulled off the look perfectly, well done! :)

  8. Nou hij is PRACHTIG geworden hoor ondanks dat alles mis ging.
    Vandaag alweer de laatste..........
    Tot dan.
    Groetjes Patricia