December Daily 2010 | Day Six

Welcome to Day Six.

One of the things I worked on yesterday was making a set of Love, Santa tags for Two Peas 20 Days of Holiday Sharing. I'll post more details on that project in a new post later today. Rather than just throw away the paper I was working on - the one that has all the over-spray and paint on it - I decided to put that to good use in my album.

Day Six begins with an enlarged photo that I took of myself using the timer on my camera.

In Photoshop I added "celebrate the season," which comes in my Holiday Outline Word Art package from Designer Digitals. I printed here at home using a HP Photosmart B8550. (If you are ever looking for the equipment I use you can find that list in the FAQ. I also list general supplies I recommend here.)

One of the things I tried was embossing onto a photo. I don't think I've done that before.

For the Two Peas tags I'd already created this little set up with a punched heart (used a blue heart punch from Marvy). I laid that down onto my photo and applied Versamark clear embossing ink.

After applying the Versamark I poured some Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel onto the heart (the UTEE only sticks to the area where I applied the Versamark).

Using a heat gun I melted the embossing ink. It definitely did not go down as smooth as it does on other surfaces. I decided to just stop there and have a "marble-embossed" look this time rather than risk melting the photo.

I let that sit for a minute and then rubbed some Stickles in Christmas Red over the top.

After that was dry I stitched around the edge of the page with my sewing machine.

For page two I played with more leftovers on my table - beginning with this:

This is actually the inside of the Trader Joe's bag from yesterday. Seemed like a great surface for getting messy.

I cut it down to 5.5 x 6.25 to fit into the space on page two.

I wrote out some journaling (including using a white Sharpie Poster Paint Pen), drew a border with a black pen, stitched around the outline of the tag, and heat embossed a heart with UTEE.

I added another little bit along the bottom there and placed a white "play" tag along the bottom before stitching.

You could do this same sort of thing with kids artwork, something from a magazine, newspaper, wrapping paper, etc. Lots of possibilities.

SUPPLIES : KI Memories Lace Cardstock Numbers; Hambly Clearly Heavy Overlay; Ali Edwards Holiday Outline Word Art; Stickles in Christmas Red; Versamark; Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel; Sharpie Poster Paint Pen; Ali Edwards 2010 6x8 December Daily overlays

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