Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas 2011 - Day 11 and a little BLOG CANDY!

For Day 11, Tim has us experimenting with Shrink Plastic, UTEE and Alcohol Inks!  Not too much fun!  I decided to go with a mini version of a tag for a gift tag.  Each year, I make up a bunch of little gift tags and I just loved the idea of making them extra special.  This is also being linked to Inspiration Emporium.

I used Tim's Mini Tag die and inked with Fired Brick and Bundled Sage, but first clear embossed the snowflakes.  Stamped the Merry Christmas and torn by hand.  All edges were shaded with Frayed Burlap.  Now for the really fun part!  I did open my Melting Pot, but was not going to even mess with this until tomorrow!  Well I could not resist and thought I would do a quick trial run.  If you try it my way, a suggestion is to shrink first and add UTEE after!!!  Just letting you know!  I did save my first little guy, but it was an unnecessary waste of time!  I so love to experiment!  I cut my Gingerbread guy with Shrink Plastic.  Now I also did mask the little frosting areas with some 3M Safe Release tape, but I am sure any would work.  I applied my Ginger Alcohol Ink and keep it off the masked areas until the very end.  Removed the masking tape and carefully with one of those little swabs with a point, dipped it in blending solution.  I carefully went over the area that I wanted white/clear to remove the little excess ginger color.  Now I pushed the little guy (uncolored side down) into the VersaMark and then sprinkled him with UTEE.  I did several coats of this.  Turned him over and painted the back with white.  I will try this with the pot, but I just did not want the drama of me and hot materials today!    So you don't need the melting pot to play!
Blog Candy
Now I have had several of you mention these lights and as luck would have it, Michael's actually had some show up kind of late.  I grabbed them and am offering a set to two of you!  You do have to let me know that you would like a set of lights, because some of you may have no interest in these.  I just know that sometimes I see something I really would like and can't find it!  So just ask and I will do a little drawing by the end of the week and who knows, you might even receive them before Christmas! 

Thank you for the visit and I will see you tomorrow!

26 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

I have enjoyed all of your tags- the Utee and shrink plastic are very neat tag! I have not done one of Tim's tags this Dec... Maybe I will get to do them in Jan or Feb... The lights are really neat- I'd love to join in to try to Win them! Thanks for the chance!

Christine said...

I love your tag!!! I don't have a melting pot and was wondering if it would work the way you did it. Happy to know! I would love a chance to win those tiny lights!!!

Cath Wilson said...

You are SO right - I often play with UTEE AND shrink but don't use a meltpot, despite having 2, he, he. Love your gingerbread man - he's exquisite. Love those lights, too - I admired them on the Grungy Monday tag and think they are extra special little Christmas highlights - so sweet but also so apt. Lovely candy to offer. Thank you and thanks, too, for the inspiration x

Christine said...

Great Tags. The little gingerbread man is so cute. I certainly would like to win the little Christmas tree lights.

Anita Houston said...

Your gingerbread guy is fab!!! I love the color it turned out and how thick and bold it looks! So cool!

Lynn Stevens said...

As I was doing mine this AM I was wondering the same thing, Is it necessary to shrink in the melting pot? good to know for the future!
My snowmen took on a shape of their own! LOL.
Your tags are just darling!!!
Hugs Lynn

wearestampers said...

Your gingerbread man looks awesome! I did my snowman the same way as you, I do not have a melting pot. It works this way just fine! Love the little set of lights, cute! Thank you for the chance to win!!
Pam

pattyb said...

Loved your tags as much as I did Tim's! thanks for posting, and I would love a set of those tiny lights. I have not seen them at our Michael's. You are so sweet to snag some for the rest of us! Merry Christmas and Blessings~

Sharon said...

Another great tag!!! Love those little lights - certainly haven't seen any of those here in the land Down Under!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Cute Terry! Glad to see you broke out your melt pot, can't wait to see what else you'll be creating with it now!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Your gingerbread man looks really fab, your whole tag does :) I've no melting pot yet, but it's on my wishlist. Thanks for the chance of winning the wonderful lights, please keep me in the hat.

craftattack said...

Very pretty tag! Valerie

Vada said...

I'm soooo far behind, LOVE your tags so far Terry!!! I hope you take a picture of all your tags on the tree, I'm sure it will be outstanding!!!
Hugs Vada

Ira said...

I missed out on your last tags Terry (my sister and I had our annual sisters' weekend last couple of days), but boy, they're all such fine pieces of art, you certainly do know how to make gorgeous tags!!

Jack said...

Another fab tag. And I think it's way better that THs! As for the lights, they are so cute and I'd love the chance to win some. xx

2amscrapper said...

love your gingerbread on the tag--I'd be happy to get those tiny lights!

Marjie Kemper said...

Your zigzag technique is wonderful! Totally clever and it came out wonderfully. What a sweet idea to share the lights -- I have some already so keep me out and it'll heighten someone else's chances. Have a great day!

1CardCreator said...

That has to be the most perfect gingerbread man! Love the tag! I wondered where you found those mini lights, so glad you shared where you found them!

Jan Hennings said...

too cute and love the mini lights:)

Sandra said...

Your tag looks amazing, Terry! Love it very much. The gingerbread guy is stunning.

Debbie said...

Bravo Terry! He looks good enough to eat! Awesome technique! Your 11 ahead of me! I think I will make them after Christmas when I'm off! I would love a chance to win those teeny lights! Thanks Terry!

Debbie
^..^

Electra said...

I would love a set of little lights! (But I came here to admire your tags)Adorable gingerbread boy, Terry!

BarbaraW said...

I'm so far behind in posting comments. I love your gingerbread man. I had to break down and order him. Those lights are so cute. I'd love to win them.

Yvonne Garner said...

Yet another gorgeous tag, Terry! Reminds me of the time my best friend and I took a bus to NYC to celebrate our 40th birthday. I was really sick but had one of the best times of my life. Glad you enjoyed the 12 days! Funny, I have been looking for those very mini lights for next year's Christmas Cards! Would you please include me in your drawing? Thanks so much! Best, Yvonne

Lucy Edmondson said...

Shrinking him first is so sensible! And the way you did the ziz-zag is such a great technique. This is so stunning! Are you starting to feel better? Well done for doing all 12 tags,

Lucy x

Linda R. said...

Looks like you have been having fun my friend.. this looks great.. Love your little gingerbread man..

Hugs, Linda

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