the weatherman is talkin' snow! yay! oh i hope i hope i hope! i LOVE snow! maybe not 5' like a couple years ago but enough to blanket the whole area in sparkling white drifts is always nice. i was watching the weather in my chiropractor's office - i am hoping he can do something to get rid of these headaches. at this point i don't go one full day without excruciating pain although the issue of my hand going numb has improved since the first visit last week. i was even able to color some images with no numbness at all! but those are not in today's post - you have to wait a few more days. they have videos to go with them that need approval from FaveCrafts first!
i have been watching tim holtz's 12 tags again this year like i have done since the first year he did them. the first year's tags were always my fave until this years - i am really liking them! i have not been able to do many of them over the years but i do try and get a couple in and it is one of the kinds of things i wanted to have time for again when i gave up all my design team positions. however, i don't have any of his stuff - no winter distress inks, no xmas embossing folders, no xmas dies, no kraft core paper.....well you get the idea. it's not that i don't desperately want them but until i win the lottery i have to narrow down my shopping list. and so i had to make do but i am actually quite happy with the end result for TAG 1:
for starters i made a card instead of a tag that i will be sending out. i did not have the kraft core cardstock so i started with regular blue cardstock and this cool snowflake embossing folder i dug out - no idea when or where it's from. anyway, i put versamark on the embossing folder, embossed and then added white embossing powder. my first try i followed tim's directions - some areas were totally covered and others had just speckles of powder and i really liked that so i started over. this time instead of dumping on the white embossing powder i sprinkled it so i had more of a snow flurry speckled look.
next, the little pine cone cluster and glittered die cut noel. i did not have any of these items and i wanted it to be flat anyway for mailing. after considering several options i decided to go with a cute tree branch with a bird house from the Winter Re-Tweet cut file at My Scrap Chick - cut with my Black Cat of course!
SCACD. i gave the snowy cuts a dose of stickles and the flourish is covered by bundled sage distress ink and bundled sage distress stickles.
i am hoping i get another one done tomorrow!
bubba kitten has been up to no good as most kittens are. he has quite a vicious battle going on with the roll of paper towels in my studio: