I know, I know, what’s up with all the birds…..I seem to be a tad bit stuck, but who cares.
The challenge is GM 19. A fab tag from Tim’s 12 tags of Christmas from last year. And Simon Says Stamp couldn’t make it any easier by asking for anything TH. As you can see, I didn’t really do theGM challenge, but I was definitely inspired by it. Lucky me, I had the package from a pair of Sizzix extended cutting pads. It was exactly wide enough to cut a multitude of tags to play with.
I really loved Tim’s concept of putting the snowflakes with the snowman and so I was really bent on finding embossing that “matched” the focal point of the tag. With what I have on hand I just couldn’t find a connection that I like. So, I started playing around with stamping. I really like the way the TH flourish looked stamped on the packaging with Stazon. Then I thought “what the heck” and ran the tag through again, using the bird cage die. I tied the tags together with ribbon, then daubered silver on the back of the cage and attached it in the right spot, onto the bottom tag with a brad, the rest of the tag is held on with the ribbon. The bird is multi-layered heat emboss/UTTE. First, silver dauber, sunset orange alcohol ink, UTTE, heat, a sprinkle of platinum emboss, heat. I found the home brew glitter misted Love stamped piece just hanging out on my craft table so I put it in a multi layer embossed book plate. Similar layering to the bird, no AI, but sprinkle of blue pearl emboss.
The background tag was a left over from creating last week’s tag. I had a piece of manila card stock that I was using to slurp/wipe up the oversprayed glimmer mist from my craft mat. I cut my tag from it and left it as is. The bling was colored with more sunset AI. I dyed the ribbon by putting it in a baggy sprtizing a few times with sunset colorwash and then squishing it around in the bag.
So, I didn’t follow the challenge but held true to the inspiration. I used packaging and some other recycled/repurposed items I found hanging around and most importantly had a blast putting it together.
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