Oh gosh I just wrote 2012 up there at first, I need to get it together!
Happy Friday all, I’m sharing my first Tim Tag of 20 – say it with me – 14, I had a lot of fun and I’ll tell you what I did along the way. Please visit Tim’s original tag here so you can see his work and process to compare.
Here we go!
I am not quite as grungy as Tim (this sounds like a mean thing to say, doesn’t it? lol!) so I went with a more feminine color scheme – blush pink, navy, and gold. I started my tag with a swiping of Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Dried Marigold Distress Stains. After drying, I used a Heidi Swapp stencil for the heart background. (Note: those of you who have been around for my other Tim Tags know that I do not permit myself to buy anything new explicitly for the tag; I have to be creative and make do with what I’ve got.) I used the same colors in Inks as I did with the Stains, layering as I went.
For the chalkboard panel, I didn’t want a true black, so went with my scheme of navy. Naturally, no navy cardstock was to be found so I used some Hero Arts Navy Shadow Ink to color some white cardstock. I made sure it was dry, then used a Tim Holtz stamp that was released maybe 2012? to mimic the look on Tim’s tag.
Note: Sticky Embossing Powder DOES NOT WORK for this technique! I accidentally grabbed that instead of the Antiquities Crystal because their jars look exactly alike. I remembered Tim’s instruction to not heat it to when it gets shiny, and SEP gets IMMEDIATELY shiny – that’s the sticky stuff so you can put other stuff on it!! So I had to do this part twice – d’oh!
After the chalkboard panel was done, I used the same set for the heart (SEP + Distress Glitter in Antique Linen), and XO in HA Navy. I added a Tim Holtz metal word band that says ‘know in your heart you are loved’. Before adhering with navy & white baker’s twine I swiped some Tarnished Brass Distress Paint on it. More twine, feathers, and enamel dots finish the card. Here’s a close-up:
Hope you enjoyed, thanks for your visit – make time to get creative!