December 2, 2010

Tim's Tags Day 2..

..and not only is it a much easier tag to create (only took me 1/2 an hour today as opposed to three yesterday), but I was doing it at 5:00 a.m. instead of 3:00 a.m.
You can see Tim's original tag here.   I followed it pretty much as he showed.  I didn't have the Happy Holidays stamp, but I thought my Merry Christmas stamp looked very Tim-esque.  I also didn't have a bird charm, so I silver embossed one from a stamp I had.

The best tip of today's tag:  Tim showed how to make your own stamp pad of sorts  from Cut and Dry Foam.  Since I just bought a whole new package of this I was able to give it a try.   He has shown this in the past, but I have to admit this is the first time I really understood what he was saying.  I can't explain it....
you'll have to check out his post today to see for yourself.  Anyway, I didn't have the exact shades of reinkers I needed so my pincone came out a little less vibrant than I would have liked
All in all though I think he created a lovely tag and I'm pleased with mine as well.



20 comments:

Helen said...

Louise, this is beautiful! I have just done mine and am about to write it up now! I agree, it was much easier today, even allowing for my cold.

Jacqueline said...

Gosh, I LOVE this, one I could try myself too - beautiful tag Louise!

Robin said...

Your tag is beautiful Louise! I love that Merry Christmas stamp you used and I don't think your pine cone is too bright....the whole tag looks perfect in every way to me.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Robin, just edited my post to read "less vibrant." Thanks for reading my blog post:)

Hellemor said...

I just LOVE it. Great mix of stamps. Thanks for the inspiration.

JeanFB said...

This is beautiful, Louise! Great idea for the birdie, might have to try that. :)

Linda Robinson said...

This is so beautiful.. I just love it! I don't think I have ever made a tag in a half hour. Especially one that looks this beautiful..

Hugs, Linda

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love your take on the challenge. Gorgeous details.

Donna said...

Yep, today's was easier! Love both your Tags, can't wait for tomorrows! I made the tree for yesterday's Tag from wire and florist tape! We have to improvise from time to time!
Hugs, Donna x

Meggymay said...

Beautiful tag, I agree it seemed easier today.

Nancy said...

Wow...you totally captured Tim's style with this tag...so pretty! I just saw your tag for yesterday and I'm so impressed, what a wonderful result!
blessings

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Your version is gorgeous and I must say this was a "quickie" compared to yesterdays extravaganza wasn´t it. Love the effect of that self made ink pad too.

ScrappyPam said...

It's beautiful, Louise!

Paper Paradise said...

You have made a great job of the tag. I have been without my computer for a couple of days , so playing catch up. I might give the tags a try tomorrow, it seems that the first was quite time consuming. Look forward to see the rest as you complete them. x

Shelly Hickox said...

I saw your post first thing this morning - you are such an early bird! I love your version.

Jann said...

So beautiful, Louise!

Joan said...

Lovely version of the tag Louise,
I was glad this one was a bit easier than yesterdays, just posted my on my blog

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Louise
what a gorgeous tag. I love the beautiful color! Hope you are staying warm...I remember Chicago in the winter! :) have a great weekend!

penny4thoughts said...

Nicely done - your variations are perfect!

Lori said...

Ooo, gorgeous! And the idea of stamping and embossing the bird is absolutely brilliant, I may have used this word already in a previous comment, but you are...brilliant! lol!