Tuesday, December 6, 2011

12 tags of christmas - day 6

Hi everyone!

We already are half way through the 12 tags of Christmas! I can't believe how much I've learned already. Although it takes all of my free time, I'm so happy I'm joining in! And today I've got a nice blinkie button tp put on my blog from the 12 tags! How cool is that! Tim has it on his blog! So if you want to get it also, that's were you can grab it.

Today's techniques are about using metal foil and paint dabbers. Pfeww, at least I have one of those two, the paint dabbers to be precise. But not Christmas like colors. I used tin foil instead of the metal foil. I also didn't have any Christmas-related embossing folders (only the snowflake one), so I decided to just go for the technique. But when it was finished, I also wanted to make a Chrismas / winter tag. Then I found some silver packaging which I could use instead of metal or tin foil! The packaging wasn't big enough for a #8 tag, but still big enough to make a tag out of it. Because the silver packaging was made out of paper with a silve coating, the paint wasn't easy to brush off. I spend an hour or so on it! But I'm pleased with the result, too bad that I can't make a great picture of it. The background is done with snow cap with a little tumbled glass over it for the clear embossing powder and also for the effect. But never the less, I like the last tag the most. Which one do you like the best? Please let me know!

The two tags:

The materials for the two tags:
  • Paint Dabber: lettuce, pitch black, espresso, snow cap, gold
  • Distress Ink: walnut stain, tumbled glass, frayed burlap, shabby shutters
  • Flowers
  • Ticket
  • Embossing folders
  • Embossing Powder: Clear
  • Tim foil
  • Charm
  • Ribbon
  • Mesh
  • Button die: memorybox
  • Pearl
Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope to see you tomorrow!


  1. credibly beautiful! The effect of metal you will get! The first tag is very intense creativity, cool!

    the second to the background more tender .. cell attached to the tag-mystery!
    I love it!

  2. invite for a game-tea, which I will spend the new year

  3. They are both great! So glad you improvised...that's what it's all about!!!

  4. WAUW...... super mooi Sandra!!!!
    ik vind de kleuren ook super!!! Op naar nr 7.
    Groetjes Patricia

  5. WOW gaaf weer hoor. Erg leuk gedaan met "metal foil" (look). Je hebt er al veel gemaakt! Straks heb je een hele serie!!

    Liefs & tot vanavond,

  6. Gorgeous, I love the colours of your first tag, very rich the snowflake one is very soft and pretty. What will you do with your tags ? xxxx

  7. Hi Sandra,
    I love all your tags, you are doing such a great job, can't wait to see what you make tomorrow now :) I like both of these very much, all the different textures in the first are very tactile and the second is very serene and elegant, fabulous! Hugs, Teresa x

  8. These are beautiful! You really nailed the sanded enamel.... love that one!

  9. Both of your tags are wonderful.

  10. This is good to know that you can use tin foil - I think you tag is really neat. I really want to do some tags for next year. The first one is my favorite - I think you did wonderfully!!!!