Finally I get to show you by contribution to Day 1 of Tim Holtz' 12 tags of Christmas. Click the link to go to Tim's instructions.
I got a little carried away with my piece, because having made the tag I wondered what I could do with it, as it was a bit too cumbersome and delicate to be dangling around as a tag, so I decided to make a box and use it as a lid topper. The whole thing took ... FOREVER ... which is now why I am so far behind with the rest of my tags.
For the box I used the Sizzix ~ Box & Lid Bigz Pro Die and I cut the box with chipboard and painted all of the edges with white paint, before adding the paper layers.
The main paper is S.E.I. ~ Jolie Chocolat: Framboise. Luckily I had three sheets of this and only had a few scraps left by the time I'd finished!
I don't have the rickety house die used by Tim, so I used my Sizzix ~ Haunted House Bigz Die so ended up with a pretty large house! The distress ink that I used on it was Spun Sugar and Black Soot. I thought this was a fab method and a great use of the Notebook embossing folder. I want to see more use of these folders!
For the sparkly stuff I used Cosmic Shimmer ~ Glitter Jewels. I didn't really see the point of painting these areas with crackle paint first, only then to be covered up, I think there are cheaper and quicker ways of adding texture beneath the sparkle.
For the tag I used Spun Sugar mixed with glimmer mist and inked some Pink Paislee ~ Butterflies with Red Lipstick Distress Ink.
The lacey flower is Prima.
For the fence I used Sizzix Tim Holtz ~ On the Fence die. I painted it first with pink paint dabber so that it would show through the cracks of the white crackle paint.
The flowers peeking over the top are from Hobbycraft.
And just to prove I really did do this properly, here is the inside of the box.
I am going to pop this in at the following challenges:
'A Tag': Simon Says Stamp & Show.
'Treat boxes & goodie bags': Creative Card Crew.
'Anything but a card': Fussy & Fancy Friday.
Thank you for looking.