Only 3 days left of Tim's tags. sigh!! I'm sure myself and others feel the same way - we'll hate it when it ends... But alas all good things must end.
So although I do some of the background technique that Tim's using today, I do it with embossing folders, and Tim has gone a step further - of course.
Inked up my stamp (Impression Obsession CAC Holly) with Distress Evergreen Bough and stamped onto my manilla die cut tag, clear embossed. Sponged Festive Berries all over and sprinkled with clear embossing powder and tapped of a lot of excess powder and brushed a little off as well, clear embossed. Now because of the tapping off and brushing some off, there is little to no embossing in areas for the next step to be effective. Sponged Gathered Twigs heavily onto tag. ( did a 2nd tag using more of Ted's color scheme and the background came out much better (practice make perfect).
Die cut the small bird (Spellbinders "Bird Sanctuary") from white cardstock. Inked up a bird stamp (Martha Stewart wood mounted 2 bird set) with Tombow markers, misted with water and stamped on bird die cut (it fit almost perfectly), then moved the color around a bit with my waterbrush.
Used my electronic cutter to cut out the birdcage twice, then adhered the two together to give a thicker profile. Applied Versafine Black Onyx all over and embossed with Rustique Antique Jade and Marcasite embossing powders. Also cut out the word "Tweet" using the George Basics cartridge, applying Viva Perlen Pen "Lemon" all over the letters then sprinkling with Pro Art Glitter "Crystal".
Die cut the flourish (Spellbinders "Floral Flourishes"), inked with the Black Onyx and embossed with black embossing powder, then coated with Glossy Accents.
Die cut the smallest Heirloom Ornament (Spellbinders) from copper tape (Lee Valley slug tape), embossed them with the Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" folder, scored down the middles, folded them, removed the liner and adhered them, half of one side to half of another side. Added a gold thread string for hanging and adhered the last ornament. I now have a 3D hanging ornament.
The last item was the little tag on the top left side. Wrote in my words on a piece of translucent vellum, punched out with a large punch, scalloped the corners with a hole punch, colored the edges with a red Zig Writer. Attached to card with the mini attacher including a few strands of the gold thread.
Pop dotted the tree branch and adhered everything else, adding some red half pearls on the holly and one in the birds mouth. Tied a gold cord for hanging. added a piece of the vellum behind the birdcage, I found it too bare without it.
It's another tag I'm happy with Tweet, tweet!!
And it fits for these challenges:
Die Kreativen Stempelfreunde #39 make a scene
Stamps Fun Creativity #76 Pearls
City Crafter #86 Home for the holidays inspir image
Dude Time Doodles Show us holiday spirit
Simon Says Stamp challenge photo montage inspir image
Cute Card Thursday #194 anything goes
Digi Doodles Shops Best #83 Nature
Crafty Catz Weekly #111 Anything Goes
Frosted Designs Glitter
Simply Create Too #2 Embossing ( I have hot and dry)