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Easter Bunny Tag

by Amy Bowerman

Hello friends!  I’m back with another Bunny loving “tail” inspired by Tim Holt’s 12 Tags of 2013!  Tim’s March Tag techniques are sure to inspire you so hop on over to Tim’s blog for all the de-“tails”!  I created this Easter Bunny tag by following Tim’s technique with a few modifications of my own.

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What I love about Tim’s techniques is that he shows you “How to make” rather than “What to make”.  I totally dig that!  As much as I would LOVE to have unlimited funds with which to buy every product known to man from Ranger, Sizzix, Stampers Anonymous etc.  I can learn from Tim’s technique and find a way to “Work with what I’ve got!”

Allow me to demonstrate some of these “Make it work time” moments during the creation of this Easter Bunny Tag…

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Missing Product: Sizzix – Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die – Tapered Fringe

How I Made it Work:   I do not have the Tapered Fringe Sizzix die…and yes I am pining for it…but I have a paper Shredder!  I fed Kraft Core and Core Distress through my shredder (ever so carefully) and hit the reverse button.  It isn’t the prettiest of grasses but I made it work!  You can see how I used my paper shredder grass on the Easter Bunny Tree.

Easter Bunny Tag | @PluckingDaisy #TimHoltz #12TagsOf2013 #Sizzix #RangerInk

Missing Product: Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die – Tattered Banners,  Tim Holtz Simple Sayings Set

How I Made it Work:  Dang!  Another Die I don’t have!  What’s a girl to do?  Use a die I DO have perhaps?   Eureka!  By using the Tim Holtz Scalloped on the edge die I created lacy looking banners for my tag.  Just fold and snip the ends to complete the banner effect.

In place of the Tim Holtz Simple Sayings Set I used a letter set from 7 Gypsies to stamp my message.

*TIP*  Did you know you can also use the Scalloped On the Edge die to make fringy grass?  YES you can!  The grass on my tag was created by making multiple, long, angled cuts on each scallop.  A little tedious but it gets the job done!

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And now for my favorite part!  This was more of a “Make it your own moment” rather than a “Make it Work”.  My FAVORITE element on my Easter Bunny Tag is the Easter Bunny himself!  He’s a frosty little rabbit and oh so easy to create!

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Frosted Mirror Stamping

1.  First you will need a bunny stamp (I used Stampendous “Wonderland” stamps) or any stamp for that matter Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black) and Tim Holtz Mirrored Sheets.

2. Once you have stamped your image emboss it with Black Soot Distress Embossing Powder.  I find Black Soot Distress Embossing powder to be THE BEST embossing powder for stamping on metal and mirrors.  In all of my attempts at metal stamping Black Soot Distress powder produces the clearest bold black lines.

3. Run your finger over the embossed image to make sure it is “Done”.  If it’s powdery in spots hit it with the heat again.

4. Place a piece of Tim Holtz Frosted Film over your embossed image.  Presto!  A fuzzy wuzzy frosty mirror bunny!

*TIP*  The mirrored sheets are sticky backed so if you want only part of the image to stick gently peel the backing up and cut off the part you want sticky and leave the rest!

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Now go ahead and give your frosty little wabbit a fun cotton tail by cutting a piece of pom pom.  He will need an itty bitty bow to go with that “shake” (hold the fries) so snip a little ribbon and adhere with glossy accents!

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So there you have it folks!  That’s my take on Tim Holtz’s March Tag technique.  What did we learn today?  When you don’t have the supplies… improvise, Improvise, IMPROVISE!  Then add it to your wish list and hope the Easter Bunny brings it to you… He just might if you make an Easter Bunny Tag in his honor :)

I’ll be sharing how to make Easter Bunny Charms over at Saved By Love Creations later this week and would love for you to stop by and say hi!  You can sneak a peek at the bunny charms adorning my Easter Bunny Tree here.

Don’t forget to visit Tim’s blog for his March Tag Technique.  There’s still time to try it out and strut your stuff on Tim’s blog before the April Tag technique arrives.

Have an inky day!

Amy*

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1 Anita Houston March 25, 2013 at 12:38 pm

What a super gorgeous tag! Love the bunny and grasses! Eggcellent take!
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2 Shahrul Niza March 24, 2013 at 7:56 am

Adorable project!!. LOVE the bunny :). Very clever technique with the mirror stamping. You are fast becoming make-it-work-Amy, [yeap, move aside Tim Gunn :)] and I’m ever so inspired!. I’m going to try the grass-reverse-shredder technique and curious how it’ll turn out :). THANKS for sharing!! HUGS.
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3 Audrey Pettit March 22, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Oh, I adore your bunny tag, Amy! Fabulous improvisation and design work. That mirrored bunny is just so darn cool! Love it!
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4 Audrey Pettit March 22, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Oh, I adore your bunny tag, Amy! Fabulous improvisation and design work. That mirrored bunny is just so darn cool!
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5 Anne March 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Ah yes, I would love to have everything too, the trouble is I have a lot but never the right thing(s)! You have done a sterling ‘ adapt and overcome’ job on your tag and it is a real beauty – well done on creating it and sharing your techniques too.
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6 Dee in NH March 22, 2013 at 1:27 pm

I LOVE your tag!! Very pretty and very refreshing to hear how to “make do” with what you have. I too do a lot of “making do”.

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7 Amy Bowerman March 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Thank you Dee! Ah…wouldn’t it be nice to “Have it all”? Glad to hear I’m not the only one who has to Make do. Although, NOT having it all does nothing for my “Wanting it all”…hopefully our “ships will come in” someday soon…preferably a cargo ship filled with Tim stuff :)

Amy*

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