Saturday, 10 December 2011

Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 9

If you're looking for my Whiff of Joy advent calendar post click here.

I'm back on the ball with Tim's tags now and managed to create this one the same day! I stamped Tim's flourish stamp with everygreen bough distress ink and embossed it as I didn't have the stamp Tim used. I've then inked with festive berries and embossed again before inking with vintage photo around the edges. I'll definitely be doing this double embossing technique again, it looks amazing in real life! I used Tim's vintage market alphabet die to create the letters -the Once Upon a Time one is on my Christmas list ;). I've covered the letters and the swirl in glossy accents and added some gems to the swirl.

I don't have the halloween die so just cut a candle and candlestick freehand from some grungepaper. I added some dribbles of candle wax by going in with glossy accents a second time once the first layer was dry.

Just love the effect of bunching all the festive greenery up together. I don't have kraft core cardstock so inked the edges of mine with vintage photo distress ink instead.

Here's a close up of the enamelled effect - looks so beautiful!

I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x


Christina C. said...

Beautiful it!!!!
The technique you used has incredible results....will have to study this carefully!!!!

Nicki said...

Jane I love it!

I can't wait to see today's tag it's one of mt favourite's so far.

Nicki said...

ooops! sorry about the spelling it's hard typing laying down lol

Riet said...

What a beautiful tag Jane.

Hugs Riet.xx

Loz ♥ said...

gorgeous Jane, I love it!x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Fabby tag, lovely enamelling and super drippy candle! Hugs, Lesley