Thursday, May 7, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 ~ May

I used my Vagabond to make a burlap and manila tag using Tim's tag die. I used my xyron to adhere the tags together. 
Next, I used Tim's layering stencil with texture paste on tag. Later after paste was dry, I used distress ink to color the numbers with ink blending tool. 
Walnut and burlap distress inks were used on burlap before adding other items to tag. 
I used three remnant rubs; it a wonderful life and both numbers on stamped image. Distress markers were used to add color to stamped image. Black distress marker was used around the finished words at bottom of tag. 
Crinkle ribbon was inked with distress stain. 
Tiny buttons were used with loop pins and attached to bow. 
We waited on the mailman to bring the tiny tattered flower die before going on to my mothers on Monday. I know my mother will have fun playing with Tim's newest tiny flower dies. A glue gun is the only way to finish the flowers as Tim suggested. I added a tiny bit of distress ink to each flowers on this tag. 
On the upper right and bottom left are photocopied portions from a vintage hang tag that was on a bolt of organdy I bought years ago. I used matte glue n seal over photocopied pieces.
I applied a photocopied rose postage stamp from 1995 on my tag and then sealed it with matte glue n seal. 
I had fun making my tag! Thanks Tim for the inspiration!
 This is a link to Tim's beautiful tag:

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 ~ April

It had been over a month since I sat down and did any stamping when I made this tag. We had to remove everything in my stamping room to make way for new floor from the joist up. After the contractors left, my dear hubby and I put down the laminate floor.
 Many of my supplies are still in boxes but I knew where these Tim Holtz supplies were; distress inks, distress markers, distress stain, a kraft tag, water brush, distress spritzer, craft sheet, distress tool, heat tool and craft sheet. Also using a flower stamp and my sewing machine. My word beautiful was painted with black soot distress stain.

I found out my tag was a winners May 1, 2015.