Monday, April 2, 2012

Tag- I'm it for April

Hi ya friends,
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood... a beautiful day cuz I'm on vacation, Spring vacation! Yes, finally a few extra moments for lovely crafternoons.
 Today I'm sharing my April tag for:
 The challenge this month was stamping on embossing folders & then inking away. I have loads of T!m supplies---> except for what he uses for his tags! Ugh... well, I used what I do have & gave it my little spin.
Here's my tag:
I have to say, I felt a bit squeamish about stamping on my precious embossing folder with permanent ink, but I trusted T!m, & I went for it (with a folder I happen to have an extra of ;) but just as T!m said, it all came right off with the stamp cleaner. I won't doubt you again T!m. I think the technique & the results are pretty cool!

The deets:
I stamped the Leafy Branch CB EF with SU Weathered Background stamp with black Archival Ink. Then I used Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, & Wild Honey Distress Inks & blended them on the tag with my Inkssentials blending tool.With that technique it looks like the crackle/distressing is behind the leaves. It kinda looks like vines climbing up a wall.  cool :)
Then I die cut the tree (Marianne Designs) & embossed it with Vintage Photo embossing powder & the leaves with some green powder I had since I didn't have Peeled Paint. I was not too happy with the green color so I tried to fix it by adding Peeled Paint Stickles. The fence, grass, & bird are MS punches. I added "April 2012" to the ticket & tucked it behind the fence. To finish, I added some scrap bits of two-tone ribbon that happen to match tumbled glass & peeled paint to the top of the tag.

I've had a lot of fun with each tag & technique so far! Can't wait for the next one :) By the way, I have also been taking part in T!m's Creative Chemistry 101 classes & had several a-ha moments! He really is a master of his craft.

Thanks so much for peeking today!
Gotta Go!


  1. Hi Karli I really like your version of Tim's tag and your lovely background was definitely worth inking your embossing folder for!

  2. Wow.......awesome. Love the background!


  3. Love it! I do like how it looks like a vine climbing up a wall! It all goes together beautifully!

  4. Great tag. Love the use of the embossing for the background..Great scene you created!!

  5. gorgeous tag, love the colors and the background!

  6. Fab tag! Love the embossed tree and background (though I would be leery of applying ink to an EF too!).

  7. Karli,I like your tree tag! Nice improvising using the stash that you had on hand. I had to improvise as well. I love doing Tim's tags. I also took chemistry 101 classes and loved them all! Come visit me anytime at:
    oh, yes, I am now a follow... :)

  8. I like your composition and color choices. Blessings!

  9. felicidades eres una ganadora de las etiquetas de Tim/abril. Es muy bonita tu propuesta!

  10. Confratulations! Love the tag xx

  11. Beautiful tag! Congratulations on winning the TH April tag challenge!!!

    ~Vanessa W

  12. Congratulations, love your tag!!!

  13. Congratulations on being a winner with your April tag! Looking forward to seeing your May tag.

  14. Boy, I certainly love your tag - wonderful creation!


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