Thursday, January 12, 2012

GM #32: A "12 Tags" Opportunity!

This week over at Studio L3, our Grungy Monday assignment was to pick a new technique from Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas, and do a non-Christmas spin on it. I'm thrilled, as I can never get to the tags in December, so this was my chance! I chose the Double Rusted Enamel one from Day #9, because I loved the regular rusted enamel look, so why not go one better?

Of course, finding the right stamp was a bit tough, but I settled on this tile background from Stamp Out Cute. My inks were Seedless Preserves and Scattered Straw, then hit with Vintage Photo after...I have to say..I just loved it!! Came out almost exactly as I imagined. Of course, I had no clue what to do from here!

So first I went through my dies, and cut out the flourish in Grungepaper, then used the Concord Grape Distress Stain (thanks again Linda!) to color it. I have to say, I'm using this stain more than I thought! Seriously considering get more colors... but I digress... So, now I had the flourishes, figured I'd need some kind of saying, so flipped through my Tim Holtz stamps, and found this one, stamped in in the Seedless Preserves, cut it out with a Spellbinder die, then hit it with the Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo. Layered this all with a yellow card, and not bad, if I do say so myself! I feel it still needs some sort of embellishment...but I just couldn't find anything in my first sort-though of my bin.

There is still time for you to get your "12 Tags" on!! And, as an added bonus, Simon Says Stamp has graciously donated a $25 Gift Certificate to one of the participants!! So what are you waiting for? Have a great weekend everyone!



  1. Kim, this is so cool! Love the combination of stamps and ink colors you used.

  2. oh Kim this is brilliant great technique too love Cheryl xx

  3. This background is fabulous!!! So eye catching!

  4. Wonderful piece Kim! The colors are fantastic, and that background ... EYE POPPING! It's beautiful!

  5. Fabulous background Kim, great card! x


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