TH 12 Tags of 2016 – November

Hello, time for another Tim tag…click here to see Tim’s cool tag.    Here’s my version (which was not easy to photograph!):



I followed Tim’s techniques as much as possible with the supplies I had on hand.  For my background, I used the Gilded Christmastime rub-ons in gold (love them!), and then added the following distress stains:  Brushed Pewter as the primary color with some Antique Linen and very little Tea Dye.  I inked around the edges with Vintage Photo.


I used snowflakes from the Paper Snowflakes thinlit die set and the mini set, and cut them out using double-sided adhesive.  Next, I added Ranger gold and silver foil, and then dipped it in my jar of Vintage Platinum Glitter Dust to cover any remaining sticky spots.  I really like how it turned out – it’s hard to see the distinctions in the photos above, but more noticeable in the close-up photos.  I haven’t been able to find any of Tim’s baubles locally, so I used a gold pearl from my stash to complete the snowflake.









I cut out the word “snow” using my 3/4″ Alphanumeric dies, and the snowflake is from the Mini Paper Snowflakes set.   I added just a little Picket Fence paint to the corrugate and even some crazing, but not much, and some silver foil.  I added some Picket Fence to my Christmas token.


To finish, I added Metallic trimmings in gold and silver (tinsel), and a snowflake adornment that I didn’t alter because I liked the contrast with the gold.




Thanks for stopping by!  Please feel free to leave comments, and have a Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

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25 thoughts on “TH 12 Tags of 2016 – November

  1. Hi Marty, your idea to use the gold rubons was brilliant! Wow is this ever glamorous and beautiful! I will have to try a similar idea with gold embossing, since I don’t have the rubons. I just love your snowy word with the snowflake “O”, so cute! And the texture and dimension you achieved in your snowflake is tremendous! This is truly gorgeous and such a beautiful tag for Christmas. Hugs, Autumn


    • My friend, what joy it brings me to see your name among Tim’s winner’s list!!! I’m ever so proud of you and thrilled to see your amazing creativity on display! Biggest congrats, now go paint the town red (or Festive Berries Distress Ink!) Ha ha ha, love ya! Autumn


  2. Your tag is AWESOME, Marty. Thanks so much for playing along in our Silver & Gold Challenge. Having you share your talents with us is always a treat, and we really enjoy having you play along. The textures on this tag are amazing, and I really love the ribbon you’ve added. Have a blessed week!
    Really Reasonable Ribbon


  3. WOW, Marty! this gilded tag is amazing! I love your background, and I’m so envious that you have these rub ons (intact) Your color choices are lovely and really set off that glamorous snowflake! Pinned so I can see it every day! Love , Love, LOVE, and my new Marty favorite! Hugs!


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