Thursday, December 1, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas

Hello everyone....

I have good intentions of playing along with
Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas this year.

I managed to get the first one wish
me luck on doing all 12!!

I didn't have some of the products needed so
I did some improvising for this tag.

I stamped the Peace with perfect medium and
embossed it with silver EP. I fussy cut it out
and then covered it with silver glitter. I adhered
a grunge board flourish to the bottom also embossed
with silverEP and covered it with silver glitter.

I needed some pine cones but I didn't have
the die cut for it so I had to resort to my
"pear punch". I punched out the pears from
vintage photo core'dinations that I lightly sanded.
A great tip that I learned today was to glue
the pine cone around a wooden toothpick.
I shaped the pears and one at a time glued them
around the toothpick until it looked full enough.
I used 11 pears for each pine cone.

I'm thinking they look a little like brown
roses more than pine cones but like I said...
I had to!!

This was a lot of fun to make!!

I was trying out my Rosette die last week
and thought it would make a great ornament!!

I wanted it to be 3D so I made 2 pieces and
adhered them together and running a chain
through the center and adding a Hanger clip
to the top to hang it on the tree.
I stamped the Noel onto 2 small pieces of metal
and adhered them together front and back
of the hanger.

This is the side view.

I was pleased with the way it turned out.
I hope you like it!!

Have a wonderful day
Thanks so much for stopping by....



Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Karen!

Patti Jo said...

Beautiful job Karen! Will have to check out the tags! Love your pine cones and greenery!!! Fabulous ornament you made with the Rosette too!

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Karen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

This is gorgeous! I will be watching for your others. Ü

Unknown said...

Beautiful Karen...can't wait to see the following 11 and YES you can do it. Haven't talked with you recently....losing my Dad sort of sent me in a tailspin. It's been 6 mo. now and thankfully I am dealing much better. I appreciate all your support.

Curt in Indy said...

Brown roses??? I think not! They are perfect! What an improvisation! And that "fussy" cutting is remarkable to say the least. You are amazing! The ornament. . .fantastic! What a cute idea to use the hanger. You are so creative! Hugs, Curt

Shirley said...

Wow, Karen, how do you say creative!! I love your tag. One of the prettiest I have seen and the pear cones are beautiful!! Your ornament is outstanding.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Oh my Karen.... this is fabulous and elegant!