Twelve Tags – Day Seven

2011TimTim Holtz has a beautiful tag on his blog today, Day 7 of the 12 Tags of Christmas. I am loving this year just taking parts of Tim's tag and making my own thing.  In this case I have followed his background technique and basic design (sentiment as focal point and something along the bottom) but my colors, stamps, and “something” are different.

I followed his background technique using distress stains by Ranger, and used the styled label die (Sizzix) as a base for my sentiment stamp.

I stamped a few holly leaves and adhered them to Wendy Vecchi's Clearly for Art, which I heat set and molded into curved leaves. Holly is this month's theme at Inkurable Stampers.

The black strip is a Martha Stewart border punch, heat embossed with black powder. Sentiment is embossed the same way. Edges are roughed up with Tim's distressor and then inked with peeled paint, timber brown, and black soot distress ink.

I used a Versamark pen to color the brown strip over the hole, embossed with black powder and added a giant eyelet with my Crop-o-Dile.  A few tiny brads and a bit of red bling finish it off.

If you're playing along with Tim's tags you should definitely check out the blog at Inspiration Emporium as well.

Thanks for the visit.  Have a great day!



  1. Lena on December 15, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Beautiful tag! Lovely background and the colour is just perfect.

  2. Ros on December 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I love how you have positioned the Season Greetings label and the color is brilliant.

  3. Susan on December 8, 2011 at 2:23 am

    Soooo much nicer than the inspiration tag. Yours is just beautiful.

  4. Alison on December 8, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Brilliant design Marjie! Just love your background, it’s gorgeous! x

  5. Anita Houston on December 7, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Beautiful…love the green background! So cool how you embossed the border…great idea!

  6. Lisa Somerville on December 7, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    How pretty! Love the greens with the added black trim!

  7. Terry on December 7, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Love the green color! I was thinking of green, so really like seeing it up and running. Fabulous!

  8. Sandra on December 7, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Love that your making it your own style! The green color is amazing!

  9. Gabrielle on December 7, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Fabulous colours! Really great take on Tim’s original – looks fabulous x

  10. Silvia on December 7, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    So wonderful, love the colors.

  11. Winnie Dolderer on December 7, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Great tag! Love you take on it..It is fun to get an idea and run with it!

  12. Valerie-Jael on December 7, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Lovely tag and colour! Valerie

  13. Diana on December 7, 2011 at 10:02 am

    i love the colour of this one but i really REALLY love the distressed edges!!!

  14. Cathy on December 7, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Great use of surprising color