Friday, December 9, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas; #6


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I am half way through the 12 Tags of Christmas...tag #6!  Hands up if you took one look at Tim's tag and thought...huh?  I know I did.  I wasn't caring for it at all.  But I have comitted to the 12 tags and adding jingles to them all!  I spent at least 30 min painting this tag and was thinking...this is going to be a hot mess.  But stick with it...it will be worth it, I promise!

I LOVE HOW THIS TAG TURNED OUT!  It really is for effort, vintage feel and simplicity my faqvorite tag as we get half way through.  My goal here is to use as much as I have and borrow what I can.  I did buy some stuff to help me complete this tag.  I needed acrylic paint for my kids Nutcracker's they paint every year. So I used it on this tag.  Hey, I needed it anyway!

For the wreath I went to the $1 Store and bought for $2 a mini Christmas Tree.  These are really cheap, a fraction of the cost then to buy mini wreath's already premade.  Simply cut one steam off the tree and form it to a wreath.  The branches are already wired so it makes it easy.  They are really fluffy so I trimmed it to make it smaller.  I hot glued the mini gold jingles around the wreath and left them gold so they pop.

Painting does take awhile so make sure to give yourself time.  Especially for such an involved folder like this one. 

Of course I don't have metal sheets.  But I do have tin foil.  Adhere the tin foil using spray adhesive to the glossy paper (I used photo paper) and I suggest wrapping the edges a bit as this will help with ripping when you go to distress the paint.  When I went to emboss with the clear that's when I fell in love with this look! 


How did you like this tag?  Did you make it and was it worth it?  I like the simplicty of this tag to really show off your efforts with painting the tag!



 

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3 comments:

  1. Actually Nichole, I like yours better. Love the idea of the dollar store tree for the wreath. Great job. I am still working on tag 1. Know I wont get all 12 done but I want to complete at least one. I have sure enjoyed them and I took to heart your advice about it being the process not the products to make them. TFS

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  2. hey nicole! I just checked out all of your tags...they are just beautiful!!!

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  3. Oooh, I love the metal idea (everyone has tin foil)! You should stop by Die Cuttin' Diva to check out the challenge.

    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations

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