Friday, January 29, 2016

January 2016 Tag

I am trying to get in more creative time this year.
And by helping me with this goal, I have decided to do Tim's 2016 Tags.

So here is my January 2016 Tag!!!
I have done these tags for 2 years, and every year for January, it is a New Year type of theme.
For this year I wanted to do something a bit different, so went for a Snowflake theme.
Up here where I live January is one of the coldest months with plenty of I thought it was fitting to do my tag to reflect I wanted to do some colour :)

Ok, lets get started.
First we need a tag ;)
Tim has some foil paper, where I don't, so I use my own way of adding foil to the tag.
I have done this many times and it works great!!
I use foil tape...the type that is used to tape duct work :)
Here is the first video I did on using this product "Foil tag".

The foil on this tag stuck where I didn't want it..see the bit of tag showing at the bottom...this stuff sure is Sticky.

Because I am doing a snowflake theme, I grabbed this cute snowflake embossing strip...cute right?!
I forgot to take a photo after I embossed looked pretty in just the silver :)

I wanted to add some colour to my tag, as in the past years of my January tags, were more a vintage look to them.
So I added alcohol ink to the foil.
Isn't this so so pretty :)
I ran a second embossing folder to the top of my tag as I loved the look of the icicles hanging from the top of the tag.

Tim is revisiting some old techniques.
For this tag he was playing with the chalkboard technique.
Honestly I didn't really like that one when I did it years ago.
Not sure if it was the technique I didn't like or how my tag turned out...but whichever it was, I changed it up ;)
I heat embossed my image with multi colours of embossing powder.
I later did add some chalk around the edges of the paper, just to say I did some chalking, lol.

Now for some embellishing.
I know I have some metal snowflake charms in my stash...but do you think I could find them?!?
I really need to get into that craft room and do some organizing in there.
So what I did was grab these white plastic snowflake buttons and altered them.
Again I used the alcohol inks to add some colour and cut the backs off of the buttons.

I used one of these sentiment word bands and added washi tape that I cut thinner to each end.
A video on how I cut my "washi tape to be thinner"
I also added a bit of white paint and then buffed it off to read the words a bit better.

Here is the completed tag.

I also did a full tutorial on how I put this tag together :)
If you would like to watch it on my YouTube channel...just click the link :) "Tracy's Treasures24"

I hope you all enjoyed my tag and how I put it together.

I hope you all have a very Creative Day :)

Tracy :)


  1. OH YA, lovin' this! So excited to see you play this year... or at least this one. Fabulous colours on that tag. I like where "we" headed with these ;)

  2. This is so gorgeous, Tracy!! I love the snowflake theme and the beautiful colors!! I also used foil tape on my tag that I stole from my dad ;) Love this!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Awesome job on the tag, I watched the video last night it was very helpful for me as I printed off Tim's tag to try of course the month is coming to an end and it's not even started.

  4. I love it when you play along with Tim's tags!! This looks so cool with the foil!

  5. Beautiful tag, Tracy, so glad to see you getting some crafty time in!

  6. Gorgeous tag, Tracy! The colors are just, delicious!!

  7. You already know I think this is gorgeous! Beatiful job on your tag!

  8. Horray!!
    Love love the tag -
    Ok so now i want to play with alcohol inks!

  9. Horray!!
    Love love the tag -
    Ok so now i want to play with alcohol inks!

  10. Horray
    I love love this tag -
    I want to play with alcohol inks now !

  11. Horray
    I love love this tag -
    I want to play with alcohol inks now !

  12. Love the colour on this! That snowflake is beautiful! TFS


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