Snowman Tag

I was playing with some of my Tim Holtz stuff and created this snowman tag  based on a "debossing" tutorial by Tammy Tutterow but I changed a few steps.

So here's what I did. The background (TH Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Ink) is done using the technique on page 33 of Tim's book "A Compendium of Curiosities". Next I placed the tag in Stampin Up "Northern Flurry" embossing folder, but upside down to deboss the image. This makes indents, rather than a raised surface. In the indented areas only, I spread some TH Rock Candy Distress Stickles, as I didn't have the rock candy crackle paste to spread over the whole tag.  I also spritzed some Perfect Pearl "Pearl" Mist over the whole surface once the stickles was dry. Finally I randomly stamped some snowflakes with Versamark and embossed with clear irridescent EP.  It's so shimmery - wish the camera could capture it!

Tim's snowman stamp is inked in black, then I covered the image with self-adhesive acrylic and fussy cut all around. I wrapped some red baker's twine around the neck to look like a scarf, and diecut a snowflake from  SU Silver Glittery paper to place on his body. The rhinestone snowflake is a dollar store find.

Beneath the snowman, I tore a strip of paper rounding it to give the impression of snow, stamped the verse, and sponged around the edge with Broken China. Added the silver rickrack, and some SU Mica Flakes.

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  1. Beautiful --lots of detail on this tag I bet it is shimmery IRL

  2. Wow! Beautiful tag. Love all the shimmer and shine and this beautiful creation. So very pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us Challenges.

  3. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
    Hugs Nataliya

  4. This is beautiful, love the embossing and all the details. Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY this time!!

  5. This is gorgeous - what great effects you've achieved - Love it.

    Thanks for joining in with our 'Tags' Challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Don't forget we want to see your Top Tips in your post too and then by adding (TIP) after your name when linking you could win our Top Tipper prize!

    Carol x

  6. Wow seems like you had a lot of fun making that one. Love your teqnique and all those gorgeous distress and debossing details. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  7. Hmmm - this tag reminds me of Tim's 2nd tag this year. Maybe he came by and was inspired by your tag! ;-)
    I've just spent some time looking through you blog, and you do lovely work. I'm your newest follower!
    Cheers, Karen