First of all, thank you all so much for being so great! I more than doubled the number of followers on this blog in 1 day! You won't be disappointed! Make sure you read this tutorial entirely...all the way to the end :)
This tag was made almost entirely of Tim Holtz products. If you have been following my blog for more than about 10 minutes, you probably know that I love Tim Holtz, his ideas, and his products.
Here is exactly what I used:
- A medium size white tag
- An Ink Blending Tool
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain and Victorian Velvet
- Tim Holtz Acrylic Stamps - Urban Grunge
- Tim Holtz Mini Masks - Floret
- Distress Stickles - Rock Candy
- Tim Holtz Trinket Pin
- Acrylic Block
- My Minds Eye Ribbon
Step 1) With light pressure, apply the Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to the background of the tag. Keep it very light! Place a few of the Mini Masks on the tag
Step 2) With the same color of Distress Ink, apply another layer of ink on the tag. I used heavier pressure on the edges of the tag, and lighter pressure in the center to give it a nice effect. Because the masks are clear, you can see what your tag will look like when they are removed, before they are removed. That way, if you want to make any changes before you remove them, you can! When it looks right, remove the masks. They can be cleaned up later with a little soap and water if needed.
Step 3) Distress the edges of the tag with a paper distressing tool, or just a pair of scissors. Then, heavily ink the edges of the tag with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Now is your chance to give the masked off areas a little more color if you choose to.
Step 4) Using Walnut Stain Distress Ink, stamp your main images on your tag.
Step 5) Now, using the Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, fill the background with stamps. A neat thing about Distress Inks is that you are able to layer the same color over and over, creating somewhat of a watermark look. You'll notice that the Victorian Velvet blends well with the background that I created using the same color.
Step 6) Rock Candy Distress Stickles can add a really neat, and totally clear, shine to your project. Apply the Stickles by squeezing some on your finger and spreading it out to a very thin layer. Stickles is meant to be applied this way, and not thick as most glitter glue. Another cool tip? You can dry Distress Stickles with a heat gun to speed up the process! Don't try that with regular Stickles though...trust me.
Step 7) Add some ribbon and a Tim Holtz Trinket Pin, and you have a beautiful tag that be given as a gift, placed on a gift, or kept as a memento of the awesome work you've done :)
Are you ready for the really cool part of this tutorial???
Everything that I used to make this tag:
will be given away to a lucky winner, whose name with be drawn using random.org this Saturday at 12pm CDT
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and be a follower! Good luck, and thank you!!!