Monday, September 11, 2017

My Cards and Tags: STAMPtember 2017 Tim Holtz Exclusive Stamp Set

SooOOoOOo much exciting stuff going on during Simon Says Stamps' STAMPtember celebration!  This week's theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is, "It's written in the stars."  What better way to celebrate than a star-topped Christmas tree tag featuring the STAMPtember 2017 exclusive stamp and stencil set by Tim Holtz?
To start my tag, I cut a tag shape out of Strathmore Mixed Media paper and stamped on some images.  Then I splattered on some Distress Stain and colored some areas with Distress Ink.

I smeared some acrylic paint onto my tag next.

I wanted a more pastel look for the holidays, so I added more white paint and added a layer of stenciled white star bursts.  I love this stencil!  I also stenciled a candy-cane stripe on another piece of white paper, which I cut out and added to my tag and blended in with white paint.

I had a lot of fun with the tree ring stamp.  I cut the rings apart, using the largest outer ring as part of my tag's central image.  Then I stamped one of the trees, fussy-cut it and added it in front of the ring with a star on top.  This set has great sentiments, so I added "Peace on Earth."  I used the inside parts of the ring stamp along the edge of my tag.  I cut them in half and used them as scallop designs.

I added a 25 to the bottom of the tag and it was done!  This stamp set has so much potential and I can't wait to see what else STAMPtember brings our way!

Here's a close-up of Tim's exclusive set:
Here are the other supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I can't wait to see your rendition of "written in the stars"!  Be sure to upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!