Tim Holtz Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 5

(Click on Title of this post to go directly to Tim's blog for Day 5)

This tag had a technique I hadn't done before. Tim used his reflection stamps to do a whole background but I decided to try a snowflake image on a smaller piece of acrylic. I used Cranberry and Red Pepper alcohol inks. He said to let the ink completely dry, so I left it for about 10 minutes before stamping with the archival.  I found the archival ink wouldn't rub off. So I did another alcohol background, just barely let it dry, then stamped. The technique worked perfectly revealing the snowflake.  I cut the ornament on my Cricut (Christmas Noel cartridge) out of left-over plastic packaging.

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close-up of alcohol technique on
back of ornament

On printed Basic Grey Wassail snowflake paper, I stamped an Inkadinkadoo snowflake scroll diagonally across the tag, then sponged the edges with Pumice Stone and Festive Berries distress ink.  Created a little tag with one of Tim's fragments, found a shiny snowflake embellie in my stash, punched a border from coordinating paper with Martha Stewart quilted edge punch, and added a big organza bow. The shiny snowflake looks kind of odd in my picture,as the natural light from window is only picking up half of the holographic shimmer.

I like the red for this snowflake tag instead of blue!

Dec. 7,2011


  1. Oh I really like how you did this tag. The snowflake is beautiful with the tech. Like the new red DI too can't wait to play with mine now

  2. Oh I love your tag! Colors are great - so nordic! So cool that you could actually apply the technique and did not make a copy of Tim's tag except for layout of elements.

  3. This one is really gorgeous! I LOVE red and your snowflake turned out fantastic. Great job on this technique - I struggled with it myself.