Wednesday, December 7, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas – Day 6

Day 6 - Barbara FordWhen I saw Tim’s tag for Day 6, I knew that I would have to do my own take on this one for sure. I knew I wanted to go for a monochromatic look. I started playing with it, and it took shape on the fly. I did use the tin, but I used heavy-duty aluminum foil, adhered to glossy cardstock. After running it through the Vagabond in the vintage texture fade, I coated it with Picket Fence, let dry and burnished lightly. I heat embossed it (clear) and then inked it with Walnut Stain—had no idea that Walnut Stain on top of burnished Picket Fence on foil would result in this soft taupe color that I love.

One of my trials resulted in cutting off some of the bottom of the design, so after adhering the material to a tag, I had some open space left at the top. I used a little piece of vintage matching paper from the Christmas Memories stash. I swiped it with Picket Fence and then Espresso paint and let dry. I inked the edges of the finished tag with Black Soot.

I pulled out an old Christmas ornament charm, painted it with Espresso dabber, dried it, and embossed it with clear powder. I used a pearl ribbon from my stash. Totally different, and I like it (frankly).


PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

I love it's absolutely gorgeous!!!


Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

I love that it is a solid color...very vintage chic!!! Nice job on all your tags this year. Be's addicting!