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12 Tags – Tag Two!

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!