So far so good – but this was a struggle. I had virtually none of the things I needed. I don’t own a single re-inker, don’t have the pine cone sprig (although I do love it) and no metal charms even vaguely appropriate. No sheet music stamp, no baubles, no big Holiday Sentiment, no Cutn’Dry felt … Not even any manila tags or folders. I’ve looked in the UK Staples and not found them. I may have a few out in a box in the garage but finding it would be a challenge.
So first, a look at my desk when I woke up – after the Tag One experience:
Scary, I know.
Then, after a quick tidy, with supplies amassed ready for Tag Two!
Finally Tag Two done!
That is perhaps cropped a bit to closely, but hey ho.
OK – first, the tag is white card, not manila. I mixed the inks on the stamp, a pine tree that I then embossed. The edges were smudged with Weathered Wood and Stormy Skye then misted with bronze Radiant Rain – I don’t have a gold and I didn’t really feel like mixing one up. Can’t really see it in this photo but I’ll do an angle shot in a minute. That should also catch the stamp on the edge – the coat-with-Versamark-spritz-with-water-and-stamp trick from Tim’s book – that replaces the frame stamp and sheet music one. It’s that Fancy Pants one with the frond of hearts that I have used A LOT. The Sentiment is from a font you can get here – it looks like an old fashioned woodcut to me. I just printed it, attached the tag, and printed again. The glimmer mist shows thru the ink so I think I might mask off the area if I did it again.
Not very clear but you can just about see the glimmer and the stamp. The little JOYFUL ribbon slide was silver – I coated it with Krylon gold metallic marker. I did have some small Jingle Bells from an old broken pair of earings that I added to the ribbon and ric rac.
So there you have it. Tag Two with almost nothing from the supply list except Distress ink (even the craft mat is a teflon baking sheet from the £1 shop, & the mister is from Muji, LOL!) It IS possible to make something a bit like the original from stuff on hand so I am encouraged, two tags in, that it’s possible to make the set.
Now, to clean up, again!