Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tims Tags 2011 - Day 11 - Santa Claus

I like Xmas stuff and making Xmas cards etc, but I usually shy away from using Santa Claus images, but I'm really liking the way this tag turned out. BIG GRIN - I seem to say that every day. Sheesh.

Anyway, some interesting techniques today. I usually shy away from glossy cardstock, because it's just too expensive, but used it today on the background tag, Santa Claus, the snowflakes and the quote stamp - as per Tim. I love using Shrink Plastic, but submerging it into UTEE to shrink and then coat the shrink plastic was a completely new technique for me. Time consuming and a bit of finessing... so will probably not do it again for a while, but I like the idea of using white acrylic paint applied on top of the alcohol inks, allows the vibrancy of the alcohol colors to show more.

So, glossy cardstock, sponged various blues (Broken China, Faded Jeans & Stormy Sky) all over, dropped droplets of water and dried.

The Santa was a coloring book image which I sized for my tag, printed out and colored with Copics and Bic alcohol markers, then cut out. Applied Aleene's "True Snow" on the chimney, and Liquid Pearls "White Opal" on the lapel and cuffs.

Die cut the shrink plastic using Tim's Tattered Leaves and Branch Tree, submerged and let the plastic shrink in the UTEE, removed from UTEE and allowed to cure on a craft sheet. Picked off the overhang from the UTEE. Colored with Alcohol inks on the back side (textured side) in greens, Red Pepper & Espresso. When dry, applied a coat of Snow Cap Daubers on top of the inks.

Stamped my quote (Quietfire Design new Xmas rubber) with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Sponged Evergreen Bough all over and misted with Perfect Pearls "Perfect Pearls" mist. Die cut with a Spellbinders label die.

Electronically cut 3 layers of the Santa Claus text from 110# white cardstock. Adhered them together. Painted the "Claus" with Art Quest "Stargazer" watercolor palette and then a good coat of Glossy Accents. The"Santa" word I painted with black acrylic paint, when dry coated each letter individually with a quickie Glue Pen and sprinkled Ritz micro fine glitter "Java Bean".

Misted some of the white glossy cardstock with the Perfect Pearls and punched out the snowflakes (Martha Stewart).

Used a blue gauze silver snowflake ribbon as the hanger.

I adhered the shrink plastic pieces with Glossy Accents, the quote was double pop dotted, so it stands really above everything. The snowflakes and text are single layer of pop dots. The Santa is flat against the tag.

And it fits for these challenges:
Craft Your Passion  #87 Anything goes + glitter
By the Cute & Girlie  Monthly Let it Snow
Stampin for the Weekend  #22  Xmas
Crazy 4 Challenges  #117 use a Santa image
Drunken Stampers  #80 Glittery Holiday
Totally Gorjuss  #110  Let it Snow
Cute Daisy May  Sparkle and Shine
One Stitch at a Time  #92 use a digi (Santa Claus)
Paper Sundaes  #99 Anything Xmas
Stamptacular Sunday  #142 Xmas with glitz
Cupcake Inspiration  #140 (see inspir image below)


Anita Houston said...

This is so whimsical!!! Love your take!

Mrs A. said...

Wow. What perseverance you have. Love using shrink. plastic myself so very interested in this technique. Your tag is perfect. Hugs Mrs A.

Sharon said...

Your card is really lovely Yogi. Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week, hugs Sharon

sara said...

really sweet tag love your santa thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x

StephC said...

Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing with us at Drunken Stampers!

Tina said...

adorable..lovely colors and details...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweeteie dt

Suzanne said...

great card thank you for joining us at stamptacular this week

Michelle B. said...

You use such great techniques, such a festive & fun tag! Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

Zulma said...

Cute card! nice colors and image. TFS with us at CI.
Zulma DT

Geraldine said...

Fantastic Tag. You have put great work into your wonderful creation.
Thank you for joining in BTC&G's "Let it Snow" challenge.

Shirley said...

Now this is just so much fun to look at!!

Anonymous said...

Fun card! Thanks for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy! Hope you had a Merry Christmas and will have a very Happy New Year!
Holiday Hugs,
Karen C

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Very cute tag Yogi, love how you added the glaze on the lettering and the very pretty leaves. Thanks so much for playing along at WHOOPSI DAISY!!