Twelve Tags – Day Six

2011TimTag#6I think I'm in love with this technique!  Today is Day 6 of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas. When I saw Tim's tag this morning, I knew it was too colorful for me, but I also knew I really wanted to play along anyway.

I adhered a copper foil sheet to glossy cardstock, brayered it, then cut it using the tag die from Tim/Sizzix. Embossed that with his time/clock texture fade folder. Painted the whole thing with black and butterscotch paint dabbers (Ranger).

Simon Says Stamp and Show has a time theme this week and that's why I chose the clock texture fade.

My copper foil sheet wasn't as long as a regular tag, so to elongate it I cut a scrap and ran it through my ornate on-the-edge die, then tacked it in with a bunch of mini brads.

After burnishing the whole thing I added walnut stain distress ink which totally turned it into something I adore.  Really, I wish I had taken stepped-out photos because the walnut stain step would blow you away.

I will definitely be using this technique again, and have to thank Tim for it as it had definitely never occured to me to try this before.

Day Six.  Over and out!



  1. Sharon on December 8, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Oh wow this is so amazing – you’ve done a great job – love the technique!!!

  2. Carol Pinkey on December 7, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    WOW!!! Love your tag!

  3. Shelly Hickox on December 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Love this, Marjie!

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

    Marjie, that’s a fantastic take on Tim’s tag.

  5. Annette G on December 7, 2011 at 10:59 am

    wow its fabulous in copper, love it Marjie. x

  6. Lori on December 7, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Awesome Marjie! Totally love your take on the tag!

  7. Diana on December 7, 2011 at 10:03 am

    stunning.. lovin’ the copper!!!

  8. Cathy on December 7, 2011 at 9:37 am

    love it

  9. Julia Aston on December 7, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Wonderful colors – love the embossed clock faces – great take on Tim’s tag! His techniques are so fun!

  10. SusanK on December 7, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Love your take using this embossing folder! I used the same one and did use Butterscotch but not all over. Great minds think alike!

  11. trisha too on December 7, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Really beautiful, Marjie–great technique!

  12. Linda Coughlin on December 7, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Wow, Marjie, I love what you did with the metal. The copper is wonderful, terrific grungy feel to it. Awesome piece of work and just perfect for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week. So happy to have you joining in the fun with us for our Time Elements challenge.

  13. Sandra on December 7, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Very stunning tag! Beautifully done!

  14. Gabrielle on December 7, 2011 at 5:28 am

    I heart this so much – Such a brilliant idea to combine them both!

  15. Jingle on December 7, 2011 at 4:53 am

    Oooo! I love this one! Gorgeous!

  16. Lucy Edmondson on December 7, 2011 at 4:38 am

    This is brilliant! Tim’s one had too many colours and designs going on for my liking, although I think he achieved the vintage biscuit tin look he was intending. Yours is tasteful and clever,
    Lucy x

  17. Debbie Reid on December 7, 2011 at 2:27 am

    Fabulous job Marjie! I love the copper! Nice and grungy like! I haven’t even done one yet!

  18. Willy on December 7, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Fabulous tag, Marjie!

  19. gio on December 7, 2011 at 12:47 am

    May I say I think it was too colourful the Tim’s version? Yours is amazingly grungy. Love it!

  20. Valerie-Jael on December 7, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Lovely tag, colour and design are both great! Valerie

  21. Terry on December 6, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Awesome tag! Love the time theme and the colors are stunning! Catch you on Day 7!

  22. Anita Houston on December 6, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Gorgeous job!!! Love that you choose something very different! Beautiful!!!

  23. Cyndi Watkins on December 6, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    I really like that you did this on copper. This is a great twist to his tag!

  24. JeanFB on December 6, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    This is stunning!!! I really wasn’t too fond of Tim’s tag, but I love yours…. thanks for sharing your take on it – now i’m inspired!

  25. Teresa Jaye on December 6, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    oh, YES, Marjie – now this is SO much more awesome than Tim’s !!! Seriously, when I clicked on his, I was just not lovin’ it but your version is amazing! Well done, my friend!

  26. fern cawley edwards on December 6, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Wow! What a fantastic choice of colors and contrasts – love it!