Wednesday, September 28, 2016

12 Tags of 2016-September-Version Two As a Card

Hello crafty friends and visitors! I haven't made a second version of Tim's tag in a long time. This one had me a little stumped, so I had to practice on different substrates. I don't have the Yupo paper, but I thought I'd give it a try on the old Ranger alcohol ink paper. This was actually the first version I tried, but wanted to wait until the card reached it's destination before posting it.

For all the details on how to do the techniques used on this card and to see his inspiring September tag, please visit Tim's blog. I really must get the Yupo paper, because his magic technique to get that ghostly look just doesn't work on the glossy paper.

I pretty much followed Tim's tutorial, but chose a few different products. I only have the black Distress archival ink, so my undertaker (Tim'[s Undertaker set) was inked in that and did Tim's magic trick. I guess it's the magic only of Yupo, because all of my facial features disappeared at this point.  I inked again and stamped the details back in. I could still see the x-ray effect behind it, so I carried on. I masked him off and and stamped the advertisement stamp from the same set in Ranger Potting Soil ink. This worked better on this type of paper as you can see. I might just try another time using just the Ranger archival inks and see what happens. I think I used the Potting Soil on the spiders, too, but then over stamped with Picket Fence Distress ink.

I used the bats stencil for the alcohol ink resist technique, and did some stamping with Distress Picket Fence ink.

I hand stitched the alcohol inked pen nib and film strip ribbon onto the card with copper metallic thread and added one of my new Remnant Rubs to the strip. This covers up a somewhat failed first attempt at the alcohol resist technique, but I thought I would put the blob of white to good use to show off the Remnant Rub.

The Alpha Parts I chose are from the Wicked set, and the bats on the Vial Label are also from Tim's newest Halloween Remnant Rubs set. I did my paint patina  technique on black card stock for my back panel and got a completely different look. I like it, but wanted to get a little more of that metallic look Tim was featuring this month, so I added a little Cloisonne Crystals and splattered on Black Soot Distress ink.  You can see the reflection in the glossy card stock (I took this shot outdoors in the dappled shade); something I think would be pleasantly eliminated when using the Yupo paper. It looks like I'm going to have to order some of this magic paper, because I love this technique.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
A Vintage Journey-September Challenge-Create Within a Frame I framed my main panel, the 31 and the bats on the vial label.
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #28-RusticI was going for a little different rustic look this time--the focal panel has my attempt at a rustic wood grain. I was also inspired by the hanging lights on almost all of the mood boards.
Happy Little Stampers September Mixed Media Challenge-Distress I used Distress paints on my background and on "Boo", Distress Picket Fence ink, Distress ink on the batty label, Distress Archival ink, and I distressed the edges of the back panel. Overall, it's pretty distressing.

Thank you for stopping by today and for all your lovely comments! I really, really appreciate them! 
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


  1. Awesome color on the background! LOVE the Halloween spin too! Great take!

  2. Wow, this looks amazing! Love everything about it.

  3. So cool Sara, brilliant take on the original and of course thanks for adding it to our challenge at MMM

  4. oooo Sara - one spooky card - i love this - such a great take on the technique - love what you have done! hugs rachel x

  5. Another wonderful project using Tim's technique - this is awesome!! Julia xx

  6. Love this remix and super creative card Sara, thanks for sharing it at A Vintage Journey xxx

  7. Fabulously spooky Sara! You did such a fantastic job on the technique even without the Yupo paper. I love the Undertaker set, it is one of my favourites and he looks so eerie on your wonderful card. This is a great take on Tim's tag! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. love all the details on your Halloween card - thanks for sharing your project at the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge

  9. Oooh, Sara, I would like to be a fly on the wall in your craft room to see the magic of your creating process! This card is absolutely fantastic and the technique turned out brilliantly on that alcohol ink paper! What a spectacular take on Tim's tag, my friend! I always love your versions more than the originals! Marvelous job! Big hugs to you! Branka xx

  10. Back again Sara to say thanks for joining in with my Halloween giveaway with this s fabulous project xxx

  11. Fantastic ! Sara Emily You have showcased Tims tag techniques superbly . Really love this and thank you so much for sharing it with us at A Vintage Journey .
    hugs x

  12. Fabulous tag Sara Emily! Love all the extra details you've added it to it. Thanks for playing along on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog!
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge

  13. Fabulous job an this one Sarah!! I think he is quite ghastly and ghostly! bwwwaaaaa haaahaahaaaa!
    Seriously, I love how you added the cool details, including the stitching!! Bravo!

  14. Ooh, so spookily cool - brilliant adaptation and use of Tim's techniques.
    Alison x

  15. First of all, huge congrats on your Tim tag win!! I was so excited to see your name!! And wow!! Your card is just as spectacular!! You did a fabulous job without the yupo paper!! The boo looks amazing!! Love this my friend!! Spook-tacular!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts


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