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Friday, November 18, 2011

Autumn Craftings


Experimenting with some new craft techniques is refreshing. For me, all projects must have an end-game. That is, I create not only for the fun of the process. While I do enjoy the process, it’s the product (or the output) that is my motivation. For me, the purpose for my projects is their ultimate inclusion in my scrapbooks.

I am having fun using Tim Holtz techniques and products. This is new for me. I created my first “tag” today, and will display it on this photo display plaque until such time as I find a place for it on a scrapbook page. This is my first “tag,” and so it looks lonely on the display plaque right now!



I used the Vagabond die cutting/embossing machine and Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die to cut the leaves from patterned cardstock, and then inked the edges with Walnut Stain. The tag is embossed with a Cuttlebug pumpkin embossing folder. With the Tim Holtz Pumpkin and Acorn die, I cut the pumpkin on the Vagabond, from grungeboard. I then made a collage on the pumpkin with TH Tissue Tape, which I then stained with Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon. The Distress Ink pads that I used on the tag itself: Walnut Stain, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, and Frayed Burlap. The cardstock with the Thanksgiving words is from Tim Holtz Seasonal Stash. I frayed the edges and then inked it with Walnut Stain. The metal leaf is something I have had on hand for several years. I died the fabric tape with Walnut Stain.

I got some inspiration from tags I found for my Pinterest board.

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