Monday, December 5, 2011
Back to Tim's Tags: Day 4
I also didn't have his snowflake die, so I used a smaller snowflake die and just made 3 instead of one. I also didn't have his snowflake On the Edge die, and here is where I had the most trouble. On his tag, he used the Edge die to cut out the snowflakes from packaging plastic. I've been saving tons of this stuff, so I was determined to use some. I tried using several Sizzlit snowflakes I have, but none of them would cut entirely through the plastic, and they were too detailed to cut by hand. I tried using my old Stampin' Up! snowflake punch, and got one cut, but then the plastic got caught up in the punch. After fighting with it to get it all out, I stupidly tried to cut a 2nd one ... bad move. Not only did it not punch all the way through, I almost broke my punch trying to get it back out! When I finally got it all out, I decided to try sharpening the punch with some aluminum. I tried a third time, with the same results. After wasting over an hour playing with this, I decided to just use the one snowflake.
Finally, I used a couple of SU's buttons with the tulle tied through them. I love this look! Tim had a great tip on how to get the tulle through those tiny holes, and it worked like a charm! I swear, that man's a genius!
Here's what Tim's tag looked like: