It's been a while since I had time to play along with the Compendium of Curiousities Challenge, but the current technique of Double Distress caught my eye. Turns out it is very easy & has quite a dramatic effect. I used the Tim Holtz Alterations Ornamental for my tag embossed with the Sizzix Thin Ice Embossing folder with Fired Brick and Black Soot Distress Inks. The sketch is this week's Two Sketches 4 You.
The sentiment is CatsLife Press decorated with an A Muse micro dot twinkle sticker. The gorgeous ribbon arrived in my mailbox today all the way from Finland ... one of my dearest long-time friends saw it in her one of her favorite interior shops & thought I might like it for my cards ... is there any better gift than an unexpected surprise ... I think not ... oh yeah, and there was red licorice too ... yum.
This Tag is also for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge to make A Tag ... as well as Sue's 52-Card Pick-up Challenge. This week's theme is "All the Small Things", which this sentiment sums up well ... the things I remember about the holiday's aren't the decorations or gifts ... it's the time spent laughing with family and friends that are the moments I remember and treasure.