and I scored another two-fer since my Tim tag also fits the challenge of 'time' on the Simon Says Stamp & Show blog. I will admit I wasn't too keen on this tag. Having dried up paint dabbers didn't help. I've revived them with water several times and they still just get yukky. Sigh. I used HVAC tape but was able to make the seam virtually invisible. Score 1 for me..lol!
Ranger stuff: Eggplant, Denim, Pitch Black, Red Pepper, Lettuce, Butterscotch, Sandal paint dabbers; Jet Black archival ink; Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap distress inks; Glossy Accents
Misc. stuff: clear embossing powder, HVAC tape
Then I tried my hand with Wendy's art in mind. Okay, so she doesn't have embossing folders but I used a ProvoCraft one and embellished it with a grungeboard Christmas tree and her stamp. Not liking this at all. Not my style nor Wendy's. I tried using Ranger acrylic paints. They don't work as well but I had to try them to see what results I would get.
Studio 490: Art Of Making It Merry stamp set (text and tree)
Ranger: Denim, Lettuce, Eggplant, Butterscotch, Stream, Wild Plum, Cranberry acrylic paints; Pitch Black paint dabber; Walnut Stain, Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough distress inks; Forest Moss, Pine Needles distress Stickles; Glossy Accents
Misc.: grungeboard; Baubles & Bows embossing folder (Provo Craft)
So I decided to give the technique another whirl by creating my own Studio 490 embossing folder. It didn't work out quite as well as I had hoped but it was suitable so I continued the process. I cut out several grungeboard roses (Dimensional Rose Art stamp set) and found some grungeboard letters to spell 'rose'. I placed them under my glossy card stock/metal sheet and embossed them. Well, I forgot to change plates so you can see all my cutting lines on the embossed portions. But I think that really adds to the dimension. Unfortunately you can see the seam on this tag...oh well. With Tim's tiny branch die I cut out 2 pieces from Kraft Core and inked them up with Lettuce acrylic paint. On the tag I used Watermelon, Cranberry and Red Pepper paint dabbers; edged around the tag with the black one. I created the rose with Kraft Core, sanded the edges then Barn Door Stickles on the petals' edges. I know the 3 roses and word are a bit hard to see but having fun with the experiment was worth it.
I can't believe I've kept up on a daily basis with Tim's tags. I'm worn out...how does he do it????