Friday, November 23, 2012

November Tim Tag

Hey Everyone -

Well, this month I actually managed to get my tag completed.  A couple weeks ago I was the lucky winner of a challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show so I used my gift certificate to buy some new "Tim" stuff.  The package arrived on Wednesday and today I got to play.  One of the items I chose was the Textured Leaves Embossing Folders that go with the Tattered Leaves Die that I already had.  Here is what I did, hope you like it.

Yes, the lettering is a little backwards but that's how it fit so that's how it is!  It is art after all.

This month Tim used Versa Mark and clear embossing powder to stamp with. I decided to make my own stamps using Fun Foam and my Tattered Leaves Die.  I had sticky back Fun Foam and sticky back EZ Mount Stamp N' Stor so I put the two sticky sides together and then ran it through my Big Shot Pro and ended up with a foam stamp. 

They look different because I had to use two different colors foam but they are the same.

I next colored my tag with wild honey Distress Ink and then stamped the leaves on using Versa Mark and Ranger Clear Embossing powder & being very careful to get the stamps where they will still fit in the embossing folder.  Then heat set.

I then put the tag in the embossing folder lining up the stamped image with the image on the folder.  When I ran the folder through the machine I only covered the part of the folder that I wanted embossed.  It took me a couple tries before I got the desired results but was happy with it.

I added more color to the tag using Distress Ink, ripe persimmon and forest moss.
The finishing touches were added, I cut and embossed more leaves to go on top and inked them with ripe persimmon.  Adding some ribbon to the top and then a pin and tag that says "play" which is just what I did.  The lettering is some plastic ones from my stash.


  1. Wow, really beautiful, love the leaves.

  2. Gorgeous that you matched up the embossing!

  3. love the tag and must try this technique with the foamies. looks like fun!


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