I just posted Tim's November tag a few days ago (JUST made the Nov 30th deadline!) - and here I am with my version of his December tag - an early bird! Here is Tim's tag and link to his tutorial.
For my tag, I used a piece of green burlap and the Festive Stencil that I sprayed with Iced Spruce Spray stain - LOVE how this came out!
I don't have Tim's bow die - so I used my Bow Die Small from Lil' Inker Designs. I also don't have his foliage punches but I have some very similar ones from Martha Stewart - so I used those, punching sanded pieces of 3 colors of green Kraft Core paper from the Nostalgic Collection. I added 3 Jingle Brads to the wreath and used my brandy new Distress Splatter Brush to flick some Picket Fence Distress Paint over bow and wreath (what a fun tool! I've always had trouble 'splattering' and this tool works wonderfully!) I rubbed my Crinkle Ribbon into Scattered Straw Distress ink spritzed with water on my craft mat, dryed it and looped it through the hole of my tag.
I sewed around the edges of my tag with black thread, varying straight and zig zag stitching. I added 3 Small Talk Occasions sentiments and a Mirrored Star - colored as Tim did, with Mushroom Alcohol Ink
I love the green burlap and wreath with the red bow - what a fun technique - stenciling with Spray Stains over burlap! I always learn something new doing Tim's monthly tags!
I'm also linking my tag to:
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Silver and Gold (my bells)
I hope that your holiday preperations are going well so you're not too stressed!