Wednesday, March 14, 2012

GM #39

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Here is my contribution for  the challenge 
over at Grungy Monday.
We had to use a technique from the 12 tags
of Christmas by Tim Holtz of 2007, Day 3.
You can find all about it HERE.

And there is a prize to win from 

I wanted to make a St. Patrick's Day tag
with a clover background, so I searched if there
was a clover embossing folder, but no.

So I had to make my own. What do you need:
a punch ( this time a clover)
glue stick
left over paper
card board
 Punch out a lot of clovers. Cut a piece of card board
card size (4,5 x 5,5 inch) and arrange the clovers
how you want them. It is best to layer two or three
on top of each other and glue on card board.

Use them in your embossing machine.
I use it in the cuttlebug with a B plate, double embossing foam and
another B plate to have good result.

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 I was having such a good time making the tag,
that I made two out of the plaided paper I had made.
The subway art I used on the first tag is a freebie
you can find HERE and the sentiment on the second
tag is by Create with TLC.

Have a creative day!


Barbara said...

Love your plaid! I just have been playing around with it, and it's harder than it looks. Your color palette is very pleasant--mine is a bit on the bright, jewel-tone side. Now I have to figure out something to put on top of in!!

Marjie Kemper said...

You're so clever! These are wonderful. Love the impression of the clovers.

Monique Kools said...

Wat een goed idee om zelf een embosmal vorm te maken. Iets om te onthouden. De tags zijn erg leuk geworden.
groetjes Monique

Tlc Creations said...

Your tags are fabulous~! Thank you for displaying them.

Stamped Impressions said...

Love the cool colors on your tag!

Laura said...

BOTH of your tags are MARVELOUS!! You are so creative! I love them both!! Thanks for the "eye candy"!

ursula Uphof said...

These tags are lovely. Very clever to make your own embossed paper.

Belinda Basson said...

wow, how clever of you to make your own embossing plate! I love your tag for GM and the one for St Patrick's day.

Deb Neerman said...

These are fabulous! Love your AI plaid ... and your homemade embossing sheet. Thanks for the tutorial!!

Maria said...

So pretty, Hetty!! Love your tags!! :)

Donna B. said...

Beautiful plaid dress form Hetty and that St. Patty's Day tag is gorgeous!!!

Kim said...

I love your plaid!! And that was brilliant making your own embossing folders!! Thanks for sharing!

Kayla said...

So glad you liked the "Lucky" poem I wrote and created from! The tag turned out lovely!

Hettie said...

Very pretty tags Hetty. Liking how you have made your Shamrock embossing folder.

Ibarra Creations 4U said...

Beautiful tag Hetty!!! I love the little sash! :)

Karen said...

Great tags: Lovely plaid colours: The mannequin of the sewing room die wears it well!