12 Tags of Christmas--Tag 1

I have often wanted to participate in Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas, but have been so busy that there just didnt seem to be enough time, but this year, i really wanted to make time and commit to doing at least half of the tags.

you can find tim holtz first tag here, i didnt have the same dies as Tim did, but i did mange to play along with the techniques he showed on his blog. What i love about following a technique like Tim posts on his blog, you read it, you look at the ideas, and you run with it, and work in your own style, as he insists....use what you have!

so using the christmas line from Melissa Frances, i came up with this tag:

1. i first covered the 4x8 tag in fired brick distress ink
2. using a cuttlebug embossing folder, i used the same technique tim did by applying versa mark to the folder, and apply white embossing ink right away to the tag, brushing off excess.  then heat embossing
3. sanded using the sanding tool by tim holtz
4. using donna salazar mixed media inks-white-i edged the tag with it.
5. also used some canavas corp fringe and stick back canvas for the border.
6. also reinforced using a 7 gypsies reinforcement sticker, love these.