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12 Tags of 2013- May Tag


Were you on Facebook?  Did you see what I picked up? 

I only got 2 out of the 3 Rub sets and maybe I'll add the number rubs?  I really love the Enamel Tags so I was excited to add them to my collection.  I'm not a rub fan and I took to Facebook to ask about them.  I got the hang of it after one floating finger (see below) and I would use these again.  But I don't think all the time.  They were cheap just how I like my crafts;p

OK no Mona for me.  I've never been a fan of her smile and when I was at the Louvre last year and saw her for real...she still didn't do much for me.  But LOVE my new Gent from the Paris Memoir set.

See... floating finger below to the top left of the balloon.  Once I took the back sheet off it got easier.

I used the stains (I just started collecting them) and inks I have on hand.  I love combining the stains and inks.  MESSY!

I wasn't going to stress about some exposed manila tag where the stain didn't catch.  That's where the ink can fill it in.  The resists is a big plus for these little rubs!

See how crafty I am, I lined the Gent up to hold the Balloon with his hand.  This is why the floating finger happened.

Now that the Gent is holding my balloon I stamped the chicken wire randomly. 

I only have a few Alcohol Inks.  I don't use them often so I grabbed the first one I saw.  This Enamel tag is fantastic!

Now for those little word rubs.  I do like words and I kinda rubbed at will!

My finished Tag!

I stamped the Gent half on the!

Look, he's holding the balloon! 

It's kinda hard not to go rub nuts.
Pounding the brads is always a good time.
My tag all pulled together
Using the Rubs in the end was pretty cool.  I really love anything that acts as a resist and this is really accomplished using these.  I would saying adding these to your stash (I'm a newbie) is good and they are really inexpensive.  It was a good "New" technique I would have otherwise overlooked.
Thanks for looking!  Onto June... 


  1. Wow can't wait to start mine.. love the look of those rubs will have to try and find some.. well. done take care

  2. Love your tag - having your gentleman holding the balloon - inspired! Mmx

  3. I love it! I got to do some major Tim shopping.

  4. Great tag! Inspiring to see how to work if one doesn't have the exact supplies, thank you!

  5. Great composition - just love the man holding the balloon.

  6. Love how the chicken wire added extra dimension - I really like your take on Tim's tag.

  7. Great tag! I love that the man looks like he is holding the balloon. Love it!

  8. that is so cool, love the way you have interpreted the theme

  9. Congratulations on your win. You did do a fantastic job!

  10. Great tag and congrats on winning more Tim supplies!

  11. Great work on the tag! Have you been to Tims blog yet ? X

  12. Great the gent stamp and how you've made him hide...really nice work. Congrats on being a winner!! Yippee

  13. Congrats on having a winning tag. Great step-by-step photos and instructions.

  14. Whoo hoo! Congrats amazing tag!!..:)

  15. Congrats on winning, great tag, I love your man half stamped across the rub-on, and the colours are great!

  16. Well done on your deserved win. Great tag. Sandy Dallas

  17. Congrats on you win! Love this tag. I really like the fact that you kept the gent on the remnant rub. I agree ... cool :) (I'm really in to pounding brads too.) Nice job.

    -- Mary Elizabeth


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