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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

TH Umbrella Man Vintage Tag Card

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Used mostly Tim Holtz items in creating this Vintage Tag Card. Made the Tag removable. Used Sizzix BIGkick instead of TH Vagabond since the dies work in the manual Sizzix BIGkick machine.

Used TH Bubble Layering Stencil for first time. Not sure if you do this but I'll buy something and sometimes I'm not sure how to use it exactly so I let it sit & then forget about it. Well, that is what I did with the TH Bubble Layering Stencil. After using I like how it turned out. 

I cut my tag using a TH Tag die. I taped the Bubble Layering Stencil over the Tag. Used TH Distress Ink tumbled glass on the TH Layering Stencil to stamp background. Distressed the edges of the Tag using TH paper distressing. I like the core'dinations white cardstock, Watering Can , I used because it has a blue base that shows up when you distress it. Always wondered why TH does not come up with a white cardstock when he has so many other colors. 

Distressed the TH cardstock with TH sander before cutting the Umbrella Man. Learned this tip of distressing it with sander before cutting and that way you do not tear the ends of the image like can happen if you use sander after cutting.  Cut the Umbrella Man using TH die. Distressed the edges of the TH Umbrella Man some more using TH Distress Ink. Added some Glossy accents & liquid Pearls to Umbrella.

Stamped TH sentiment. Added washi tape.

Cut some ribbon & used Adirondack paint & TH Distress Inks on it to complement the rest of the distressed items. Added the distressed ribbon. 

For card base & pieces I used 3 pieces of TH Paper Stash Vintage Shabby. Distressed 2 of the 3 pieces with TH paper distresser. Added the music piece since this image reminded me of 'Singing In The Rain.'

Supplies List 

Glossy accents: added to umbrella
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
liquid Pearls: Baby Blue added to umbrella
machine: Sizzix BIGkick
paint: Adirondack Brights Acrylic Paint Dabber Pool
paper: cardstock - core'dinations - white 'Watering Can'
Spellbinder: Nest Labels Eight
Tim Holtz: die - Tag, Umbrella Man, Distress Ink - tumbled glass, walnut stain,
   paper - Paperstash Vintage Shabby, core'dinations - gray,
   ribbon - crinkle ribbon white - colored with Distress Ink
   stamp - Life's Possibilities sentiment
   stencil - Bubble Layering
   tools - paper distresser, sander
washi tape: the Paper Studio pointed finger

Entering this into the following challenges:

2/21 Hiding In My Craft Room HIMCR#137 Designer Paper X3! 3E(#2) 2/15

2/23 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ch: A Cameo Appearance/Silohouettes 5E(#2) 2/17

2/24 Cuttlebug Mania Let's Feel It 3E(#2) 2/18
   you can feel - ribbon, liquid Pearls & distressed edges

2/25 MFP Simple Salutations Ch#85 Stamped Background 5E(#2) 2/19

2/28 My Sheri Crafts Ch127 Vintage Guy 3E(#1) 2/15

3/2 Ribbon Carousel RCC90 Washi Tape UE 2/4
3/2 Vintage Stamping Ch17 It's a Man Thing 3E(#2) 2/10 


  1. One of my favorite TH dies! Great tag! Thank you for playing along with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge.

  2. What a great card! I love how you created the "raindrops". Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts.

  3. Thanks for joining us over at MSC this week. What great use of the TH die and the tag on the card too.

  4. Oh, I like the idea of the detachable tag. Thanks so much for joining us on MFP's Simple Salutations.

  5. A great card and the tag is brilliant. Thanks again for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  6. Great project, Melissa! The sentiment is awesome! Thanks for sharing with us over at HIMCR!!!

    Mollie's Motif

  7. This is another wonderful creation! I really like how you walked us through your process and I appreciated the distressing tips you included. I love how you added some "rain" to the man's umbrella and the color palette is a great choice! I also thought it was so clever to make the tag removable. And I laughed when I read about how you buy supplies sometimes and then forget them! I do that constantly, so I'm glad I'm not the only one. Fabulous piece and I'm so glad you shared it with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

  8. GREAT tag, Melissa! Thanks for joining us this week at Hiding In My Craft Room! Hope to see you join us again soon! (and Good Luck!!)

    Kathy HIMCR DT

  9. Great job! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  10. Lovely card and tag. Thank you for joining in with our Lets Feel It challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

  11. He reminds me of Charlie Chaplin!

    Thank you for joining us at the "Let's Feel" Challenge at Cuttlebug Mania!