Couldn't sleep last night so was up when Tim's tag was uploaded (1am Calgary time)... I was working on a card that I'll upload after the tag, but was too tired to do anything with the tag other than think about it. BIG GRIN. Was up bright and early this morning and am finally finished it. Not as "Steam Punky" as Tim's, but happy with the results.
Background on the tag: inked up the flourish Xmas stamp (Fancy Pants "Blissful Season") with the Snow Cap acrylic dauber and stamped onto a manilla die cut tag. Dried, then sponged Distress Festive Berries, Evergreen Bough & Iced Spruce. Ghost stamped Tim's numbers (Stampers Anonymous "Fairytale Frenzy") and the flourish leaves (Stampers Anonymous "Spring Sprung") using Distress Gathered Twigs. With all the stuff on the tag, it's hard to see details in the background... Stamped and cut out the butterfly.
painted some Grungeboard with the Snow Cap dauber, when dry, die cut with Tim's Weathered Clock & Hanging Sign. On the clock die cut, painted with the Copper dauber and while wet, embossed with Judi Kins Rustique Tin embossing powder. The clock arms and the hanging part of the sign with her Rustique Antique iron. The sign itself, I just painted with several more coats of Snow Cap, when dry, sponged lightly with the Gathered Twigs. Adhered the 3D gold/black letters.
Hand cut a tag and wrote in the words "1 hug 4 the bearer". Edged it with a red Zig Writer, scalloped the corners with a hole punch and added a thin red line all around.
Adhered everything to the tag, used a brad for the clock arms and Golden's Extra Heavy Gel medium for the sign hanger. I found the sing hanger was a little weak, so added the drop out piece from the clock, sponged with the background colors. Much better.
And it fits for these challenges:
Anything Challenge #55 Cutting corners (the ticket)
Flutterby Wednesdays #183 anything goes + BLfy
Color Create #85 red, green & white
Do You stack Up #49 something old (the 3D plastic letters are about 6+ years old and never used...)
Moving Along with the Times #128 last minute Xmas