Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Don't know if any of you follow Tim Holtz's 12 Days of Christmas Tags every year, but if not, you should take a look at them. Every year Tim creates the most fantastic tags. This was my take on his snowman tag. I didn't have the supplies he used so I improvised.

I started with a 5 1/4 x 2 5/8 white tag. Using the direct to paper method I applied Adirondack cloudy blue and stonewashed blue dye ink pads. The large background snowflake (Posh) was stamped with white pigment ink. The pinecones (Christmas Posh cube stamp by Judikins) were stamped with clear embossing ink on brown cardstock and embossed with brown powder and cut out and glued to the top of the tag. The pine branches were punched out of green cardstock with a Martha Stewart punch and glued over the pine cones. Rock Candy Distress Stickles was applied to the branch and pinecones.

The snowman was cut out with my Slice Machine with I think the Fa La La cartridge. Ranger Crackle Accents was applied to the snowman and allowed to thoroughly dry. Once it was dry and cracked, Pool Adirondack Acrylic Dabber was rubbed over the entire snowman and then rubbed off with a tissue so the color remained only in the cracks. A scarf of sheer 3/8 in. ribbon was tied around the neck. A small bit of white plumage was cut from a feather and glued to the hat and a band of bling was added. D E C typeset stickers were put vertically along the left side.

A grouping of buttons was glued on the bottom left. Rock Candy Distress Stickles and crystal glitter glue was applied around the buttons and the bottom of the snowman. A large jewel snowflake was glued to the bottom ball of the snowman and two other snowflake jewels were glued to the top and middle of the tag.

Sheer white ribbon and specialty yarn were tied through the tag hole to finish it.


  1. Kathy,you did a great job. Just love it. Barbar

  2. Great tag! Love your jewelry. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. I just love your pine cones and branches
    It's such a pretty corner this way!