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!

19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous tag Andrea!! the background is fabulous! I love how you layered the colours and textures AND the fact that you used the brand are Stamp and Stencil set!! Woo Hoo!! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Wow, Andrea, this is so pretty! I love the background and all the beautiful colors, as usual. Your pieces are always a work of art with beautiful colors.

    Cathie ♥

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  3. Crazy and fabulous as always! What a freshness and original palette for Xmas. Love this set and the tree ring absolutely rulez! Hugs, Marzena

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  4. Your tag is wonderful! I especially like your creative use of the tree ring stamp, and I always love how colorful your creations are.

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  5. What a fun tag, the technique was awesome !

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  6. Wow! You have total command of mixed media techniques. Thank you for the very clear description of how you layered it to make such a phenomenal tag!

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  7. What a fabulous mixed media background - the layers and the movement in the bold composition are just amazing. I keep telling myself I can be patient and wait a while before buying that stamp set, but it's the trees I'm mostly obsessed with, so you're not helping with this beauty!
    Alison x

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  8. This is just wonderful Andrea, fabulous use of the stamp set and I always love to see how you bring together your background layers to create such amazing depth and colour! :)

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  9. Such a super fun Christmas tag Andrea! I love how you built the background up with all those stamps and the tree with the star is gorgeous.

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  10. Super gorgeous tag! I always love your way to think outside the box, you're so original!Everything in your hands becomes Andrea's style! Fabulous! Barbara

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  11. love your amazing use of this stamp set...hugs kath xxx

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  12. Love this fabulous tag, Andrea. Those stamped images and the colors on the background are so beautiful.

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  13. As always, I am amazed by your works Andrea. I so wish I could meet you in person and create with you! xxx

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  14. Andrea your work is 'out of this world' I am amazed, intrigued and influenced by your art...of course I am now your follower...
    BTW thanks for your sweet comment on my work.xx
    [aNNie]

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  15. This is so cool, Andrea! Love your colorful take on this gorgeous Christmas tag! My Tim stamp set still hasn't arrived yet... Hope it gets here soon and I also can make fun projects! Hugs, Sandra

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  16. WOW Andrea, what cool tags and anyone who knows me KNOWS I do love me an AWESOME tag! LOL Fantastic!

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  17. So COOL! I love how you layer color, whitewash, then pop the color again! I especially like how you have put in fun images and colors like the candy cane stripes, stars, and that beautiful green tree! I hope a cool breeze has found you by now! hugs, Maura

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