Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Get it? HO3 ....
Give it a little time.... LOL!

So this mornings tag was done using one of Tim's new Cling Mount Stamp sets CMS118 Christmas Memories! I love the retro look of this set, and seriously need to do it in Silver, Pink and Lime!

But for today, I'm keeping more traditional. Over on Linda's Studio L3 blog her Grungy Monday Challenge is a masking technique based on one of Tim's 12 tags from 09. Well it's quick and easy enough to do. Masking has been around for as long as I've been stamping, which is almost 20 years! And I'm POSITIVE, it was around long before that! Why else would there be a dozen differnt products out there to aid in it? But I was lazy and just used a piece of cardstock rather than cutting masking material. So there, making in it's earliest, primal form!

I stamped the Santa on the tag with Archival in Crimson, then onto a 2nd piece of 110# cardstock & trimmed him out. This piece became my mask. Laid the mask over Mr. C, and Inked around him using Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Ink. I also use the mask when putting Picket Fence Distress Crackle paint by his feet so his boots didn't get smutz on them!

Again with the mask to stamp the 'star' in a Gold Dabber.

See the shinney boots and belt? Enamel Paint by Ranger. There's Rock Candy Stickles on the 'fur' of Mr.C for a bit of sparkle too.

The Fragment was inked with BOTTLE Alcohol Ink, and HO3 adhered behind it. HO HO HO. Ho to the power of 3. Are you having a DUH moment or did you get it?

And I know you have to turn your head just a tad to the left, but you'll want to do this to see that really cool tissue tape from Cavallini!

When I get around to it, I'll fix it.... 


Alison said...

Fabulous! Love that santa! x

Sandra said...

fantastic tag!

Ruby Craft said...

What a fun tag! Love the picket fence crackle for snow!

Terry said...

Such a fun Santa image! Wonderful tag and design!