Friday, January 31, 2014

12 Tags of 2014, January

Was able to make a tag to participate in the 12 Tags of 2014 on  My tag uses most of the same techniques as shown on that site. 

I used Idea-ology Mini Mask on large tag for scroll shape seen on top and bottom.

I used rub-ons for the fancy swirl in the upper right corner.

I printed the saying I found on the internet onto Vellum paper and cut out, attaching to tag with Tiny Attacher staples.  Saying is a quote from Mary Pickford (silent film star of years gone by and cofounder of United Artists studio) - "You may have a fresh start any moment you choose. For this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down."  Thought that was a good thing to remember this new year.

I used a Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations embossing folder for my ticket shape.  I embossed it on
Grungeboard, cut it out, and then also cut out the area that says Admit One using Exacto knife. I used foil tape on Grungeboard to emboss it a second time, cutting out the Admit One shape and substituting that when I glued tag down.

A tip for detailing: I colored my Tiny Attacher staples with black alcohol ink.


  1. This is a beautiful tag! Amazing how you used all of Tim's techniques in your own, very original design. Great job! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comments. Cathy

  2. That's a wonderful take on Tim's tag. Love your ticket.

  3. Your tag turned out beautifully.
    I love the quote you used :)

  4. Love your tag :) Thank you also for the lovely comment on my blog. I've been scrapping up a storm over the last 7 weeks, but sadly haven't had much time for blogging :)