I thought I had alot of Ranger stuff, but realized I was missing about half the stuff he used, so I improvised! I made my own picket fence by cutting little strips of grunge paper and painting them with Picket Fence paint dabber. When dry, I put them together with mini glue dots, and added extra insurance with Glossy Accents. I didn't have his sugary fluff stuff, so I made my own with some white dollar flocking from Michaels mixed with some Dazzling Diamonds. It worked OK, but now I really NEED some of that stuff he used!
I also created my own tree by cutting 5 pieces of wire. I wrapped them all together with tissue tape to form the trunk and about halfway up, I started wrapping each wire individually. I twisted up the wires and then painted the whole tree with a paint dabber. When dry, I hit it with a white paint dabber and some more Glossy Accents/sparkly flocking mixture to create snow.
And, finally, I made the little wreath by punching a 3/4" circle from a piece of cardstock. I then punch a 1-1/4" circle around that hole to form a little donut shape. I had some green tinsely stuff leftover from my Treasure Box club days and pressed it into hot glue on the donut (Ouch!). First boo-boo of the day!
Next, is the picture of Day 1 tag with a Wendy Vecchi twist:
I made the same house and fence as in Tim's tag, but for the background, I used Dusty Concord with the blues for a prettier background and added the face stamp on the right.
For the tree, I used one of her fern-type leaves stamp and cut out 3 of them to make a dimensional bush--love the way it came out!
For the wreath, I used one of her flower stamps and cut out the center so it was a ring shape. I added 3 brad 'berries' and waa-la! A wreath!
I added a ticket-tag with Wendy's stamps and that was that. Now, on to the Day 2 tag:
For T!m's tag, I basically did everything the same, but had to substitute the stamps. I also made my own baubles. And, since I didn't have any of his new charms, I decided to make my own silver bird by stamping one on SU's brushed silver cs and embossing with silver EP. Don't ask me how, but I ended up bleeding after this tag and had to search out a band-aid.
Below is the Wendy version, which I prefer:
I used some cool leaves instead of a pine sprig, made my own baubles again, and did the same silver technique with Wendy's butterfly stamp. I made some antennae with wire and hot-glued it to the back. I popped up the wings with Dimensionals and hot-glued the whole thing to the tag.
While washing up, I was wondering where the red paint was coming from and realized I had another cut! What?! Off to find band-aid #2, plus a new one to replace soggy #1. Hopefully, the rest of the tags won't be as hazardous!
Today was Day 3, so I'm still one tag behind. Had to stop for dinner, and now, since I haven't posted on here in almost a year (I know, I can't believe it myself), I had to reaquaint myself with Blogger, so I'm kind of frazzled. I'll be doing a 6-hour card demo tomorrow at AC Moore in Paramus, so hopefully, if I'm not burned out when I get home, I'll make Days 3 & 4 tomorrow night. Till then ...