We're into the home stretch now. And I'd like to say Thank You to everyone from all over the world who has taken the time to comment on my tags. It means so much to me. I wonder if t!m realizes how much smaller he's made our world just by doing these tags.
t!m went to his Steampunk/Grungy roots with this tag! You can see his sample here:
For the first time in 8 tags, I decided to stay pretty close to his sample! Shocking, I know!! I don't know why I bothered with the background stamping since you can only see a peek of it! I used a brick stamp at the bottom and all you can see is just a teeny bit of it. And I used a Stampers Anonymous stamp with various suns on it along the right side and again, you can only see little flecks of white. Then I went in with the Limited Edition Holiday Distress Inks and colored the whole tag. The mini Artkeepers piece is from my stash. (I always knew I'd find a use for that baby someday!) I used some Christmas music paper I had and a "better not pout" rub-on again from my stash. I enameled the bells and holly as t!m demo-ed in Day 6's tag, but I didn't distress this one. I did three layers of Embossing Powder on this one to make it really shine. The "three wise men" have Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint on their hats and jackets and there's a little bit spread pretty thin on the upper left corner of the tag. I used a CTMH Stamp of the Month (that's no longer available) for my number tag. On the little arrow inside the stamp I used some Diamond Stickles. Used some white grosgrain ribbon from my stash and used the dampen a puddle of Festive Berries Distress Ink with a spritz of water method and colored the ribbon. This one comes in a close second as my favorite behind Day 4!