Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas: Day 8!

Only 4 more days left!! It's SO fun to see what is unveiled each day. Today's charming creation by Tim Holtz might be my new favorite...it's SO hard to choose one though because they are all amazing. My favorite part of this particular tag, though, is the cute townscape with those wires peeking out like smoke from a chimney.

The townscape was made using the townscape die and: non-stick craft sheet, grungeboard, craft scissors, bottle paint dabber, sanding grip, picket fence stickles, heat it craft tool, wire, and a hot glue gun.

Other products that will help you re-create this masterpiece:
Wire
Seasonal Mask
Scissors
Tags (Tim used white, but we also have manila and kraft tags)
Tissue Tape
Fired Brick Distress Ink Pad (we have the refill too)
Ink Blending Tool (keep these handy with a craft spinner)
Jet Black Archival Ink Pad (we have refills too)
Mini Holidays Stamp Set
Mini Holiday #2 Stamp Set
Acrylic Block
Stick & Spray
UM Stamp Binder
A cloth
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink Pad (or if you need a refill)
Walnut Stain Distress Ink Pad (refill)
Flourish
Metal Corners
Timepieces
Game Spinner
Locket Keys
Snow Cap Paint Dabber
Craft Scraper
Texture Hammer
Glossy Accents
Tiny Attacher (and refills)

As for that adorable Townscape Tea Light:
Grungeboard
Townscape
Sanding Grip
Craft Scissors
Glossy Accents
Wire
Picket Fence Stickles
Bottle Paint Dabber
Red Pepper Paint Dabber
Acetate (or sheet protectors as an inexpensive alternative!)
1/2" Wonder Tape

Tim Holtz
, once again, thank you! To all of you crafty people out there- have a blast!!! : )
-Sarah
sarah@simonsaysstamp.com

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65 comments:

  1. What a pretty tag. I love how he did the outline mask and then used the mask to create the rest of the tag. Great tips. TFS

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  2. loving this, it is great!!!!!!!

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  3. As always, it's stunning! I dont have the santa sleigh mask, but maybe Ill have to use my imagination and replace it with something else..... I better get making now! Anika x

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  4. Once again a beautiful tag. I don't want the daily eye candy to stop!!!

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  5. Love all the details of this tag, once again, just amazing

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  6. The double mask effect is amazing. I like how you could fill the space with all sorts of different stamps (large and small) for a similiar but unique look every time. Just amazing.

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  7. oh wow i love it this one is so beautiful i love how the reindeer is swooping over the houses xx

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  8. Love love love this so much! Especially the townscape...now that I already have it, it's time to play! :D

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  9. Another wonderful tag, off to improvise on mine!

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  10. Oh I like that little "clock" in the corner. Cool!

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  11. I am loving this tag and all I've learned along with it! I am so glad you have the supplies in stock because I NEED that townscape die to make the tea light holder - so cool!

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  12. Totally too cool!! Wonderful inspiration on this tag!

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  13. I simply MUST get that townscape die so I can make a little set of those tealights! Beautiful!!

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  14. Today this tag is my favorite--but they all have been! LOL! Love the masking technique, and the townscape with the wire smoke is sheer genius, along with the tea light. Gotta love that Tim!

    Jamie H

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  15. Loved today's masking technique!

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  16. I'll be giving this one a try as soon as I eat some lunch. I'm having fun working on these tags. I was up until midnight finishing yesterdays tag.

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  17. This is fantastic, I just love it

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  18. Wonderful tag! I love playing with masks, but I'll admit I never thought to use the inside and outside on the same project! I love it!

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  19. das Tag ist wunderschön, megagenial gemacht, klasse
    lg gila

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  20. How beautiful the format of this tag, horizontally! I love the houses! very nice work!

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  21. this is gorgeous! I love the wire chimney smoke too, so clever!

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  22. The townscape is my favorite part about this tag too :)

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  23. i so love that tealight - so wonderful all these ideas of Tim's!

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  24. Love the addition of paint to the metal bits and bobs. It's the details like that that make Tim my hereo lol

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  25. Absolutely fantastic tag Tim made today!!! Love it a lot!!

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  26. I really love the clock he added on this one!

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  27. The townscape is very eye catching and the smoke a bit wired. I didn't even know there was a seasonal mask - will have to get that one as I love masks.

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  28. And the hits just keep on coming!!! Yet another amazing tag full of unbelievable techniques!!!! This man is incredible!!!!

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  29. this is so cool! I can't believe I had the seasonal masks in my cart and put them back!!!!!!!

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  30. Loved the masking technique. One of my favorites to do.

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  31. Loving these tags. Great townscape and everyday I learn something more.

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  32. Too cool. Too bad everyday can't be tag day

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  33. The things he does are always so amazing....I like that the little houses look like they have the lights on. The wire is a great look too.

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  34. Only 4 more days - boo hoo! But at least then maybe my shopping cart won't keep getting weighed down!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  35. Isn't that townscape the coolest thing! Love it!

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  36. Really digging the townscape die! What a beautiful tag!

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  37. With each day that Tim puts on a new tag.....it is like opening a delicate chocolate! I LOVE all of his tags.

    Works of ART, really! Wouldn't it be awesome to own one of his wonderful tags from the man himself. A girl can dream. ;)

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  38. What cute little houses! I love that he used wires for the smoke.

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  39. What a great tag. Love the masking on this. Gloria M

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  40. amazing!!this is magic on paper!

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  41. That's cool how Tim used both parts of the mask to create the image. He gets great milage out of every thing doesn't he!

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  42. I love the masking! I can't wait to try this. I am falling in love kwith his masks all over again.

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  43. I have been waiting to see those seasonal masks on tags since Tim announced he was doing the 12 tags of Christmas again this year. Thanks Simon Says Stamp for also playing along.

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  44. Stunned by his creativity but feel so blessed that he is sharing and teaching me so much...this has been wonderful

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  45. I agree about the Townscape with the wires, so very clever! The masking is amazing, and it's surprising how many different techniques he actually uses on each tag! :)

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  46. Another beautiful tag! I really love how he uses the masks!

    And such an adorable tealight!!

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  47. Tim does such wonderful work. I am having a hard time keeping up. The tags are so awesome.

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  48. The way Tim used the sleigh mask is quite cool. I'll have to give that technique a try.

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  49. the tag is amazing again as well as tea light holder - just love it!

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  50. the tag is amazing again as well as tea light holder - just love it!

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  51. Just love this scene tag!
    Hugs!
    Sandra!

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  52. Beautiful as always. Love the smoke detail. And the little extra projects are a wonderful bonus.

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  53. Tim's tags are always super awesome!

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  54. ohhhhhhh isnt this a sweet tag!!! simon says stamps your are rocking my christmas with these giveaways!!!!

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  55. Love the masking on this tag. I have learned so much threw the 12 day of xmas tags. Thanks Gloria M

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  56. He just never seems to run out of ideas! Love it
    R/

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  57. What a fun and pretty tag! Tim has such an imagination!

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