The tag you see above is the 3rd sampler of my "12 tags of Christmas - 2010 Edition".
Today's tag features some of my favorites:
Heat embossing(with clear embossing powder for fine details, perfect for letterings), tag base background alteration with Walnut Ink application (Antiquing Solution) + Brillance Pearlescent Ink edge chalking(combined coloring) + Smooch Spray gold effect, and the use of Perfect Pearls powder coloring. The birdie's eye and beak were "highlighted" with Liquid Glass* to give them extra dimension. The nest is a piece cut from a real wood sheet paper, it has the actual texture of wood which I find very neat for this project.
The Scripture of the day is:
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."
ink pads and sprays(CTMH, Tsukineko, Clearsnap)
papers( Creative Imagination, Recollection, Paper Company)
Stamps (CTMH, Stampin'Up)
Rub-on( Heidi Grace Designs)
Pearl Brads (Eyelet Outlet)
Paper Flower and leaf (Prima)
Liquid Glass ( CTMH)