Twelve Tags – Day Eleven

2011TimsTag#11I loved the shrink plastic video Tim Holtz shared here today.  I have a melting pot but haven't used it enough, and didn't know some of the tips he shared, so that was a big bonus for me in today's tag.

Tim's tag was a lot brighter than I tend to go for, so I decided to do my own thing.  I chose a combo of green distress inks and followed along with his technique with H2O on glossy cardstock.

I cut one of his ornaments (Sizzix) out of shrink plastic and shrunk it in UTEE in the melting pot, then colored it with alcohol inks.  The hole I punched closed up, so I ended up drawing a string to hang it from the top of my tag.

The snowman stamp is Tim's (cut out and popped up on foam tape) and the other stamps are 7 Gypsies.  Inked around the edges with black Archival (soot smeared too much on the glossy paper) and that's it.

Only one day left…



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  2. Silvia on December 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Looks wonderful, love the red ornament.

  3. Marlene Moore on December 13, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Great tag! I could not get the water spot effect to work on my tag, yours looks great!

  4. Lori on December 12, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Nice job with the tags, Marjie! Apparently the UTEE shrink plastic tech takes some practice, based on what I’ve been reading, lol, but it looks like yours turned out fab!

  5. Jingle on December 12, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Very pretty!

  6. Alison on December 11, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! Love the shrunk bauble! x

  7. Terry on December 11, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Oh I just love your hanging ornament! Such a wonderful tag and background! This has been so much fun!

  8. Kathy Eddy on December 11, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Cute tag Marjie!

  9. Anna Christensen on December 11, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I think that this is beautiful – the stamp is a lovely touch too.

  10. Anita Houston on December 11, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Love that splash of red!!! Gorgeous job!

  11. Jennie A on December 11, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    A great take on today’s tag. The ornament looks great.

  12. Sandra on December 11, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Great take on this! Love the snowman stamp! I have to get me one too :). My wishlist is growing with every tag. On that hand it’s better that tomorrow is the last day :).

  13. Valerie-Jael on December 11, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Another great tag! Enjoy the last day, too! Valerie