Monday, March 22, 2010

Rak and Tutorial: Just like I promised!

I have a very special surprise for all of you!

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
How it's made

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!!!

75 comments:

  1. Wow, This tutorial is amazing. You really wowed me. Thanks for the chance to win these amazing products. I have been a follower. Hugs!

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  2. So glad I found your blog. I haven't had an opportunity to craft in a very long time and your blog is really inspiring me to get back into the groove. Thanks :)

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  3. OMG that is so generous of you... I love your tag.. u make it sound so easy... wow... ur work is amazing! xo

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  4. Wow! What a great RAK! I can only hope to win and be half as good as you!

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  5. Such easy & great instructions. What a beautiful tag!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I win because I have never used Tim Holtz items. TFS!!

    nk63kia28@gmail.com

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  6. That is one screamin' awesome tag! I love it, and thanks for the tutorial!

    lesleyanne_b@hotmail.com
    las-cricut.blogspot.com

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  7. Fabulous tag, love the color combos! Great giveaway, count me in!

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  8. Wow that is super cool. Love the tag. Great giveaway. Thanks.
    Cathi (aka rianandzoeysgram)

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  9. I love the tag.. i love the bird.. wow.. what a great gift to give away... wow again...
    Laura(emzysmom48)

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  10. Nice tag!! Thank you for the chance to win some great stuff!!

    brz352@yahoo.com

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  11. very cool, thanks for the rak!!!!

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  12. love your creations! Thanks for doing a RAK!

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  13. How very generous of you and your husband! I joined your blog yesterday. I have wanted to learn about the ink and things so I will be visiting your blog often!!

    reneeporter7@yahoo.com

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  14. wow love it Courtney!! Thanks for the chance to win all this. how awesome!!!

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  15. love your blog!....thanks for the chance to win!...

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  16. That tag is gorgeous and thank you for the chance to win all of the supplies! How generous!

    MelissaAllore on the Cricut Board

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  17. Your tab is just awesome! The tutorial is really inspiring! I love the Blog Candy package you are offering. Thanks for sharing your talent! I have become a follower of your fab blog!!

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  18. LOVE THOSE STAMPS!!! so Pick me Pick me Pick me!!!! or I really will follow you around!!! :)

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  19. I love Tim Holtz' products. I just found his stuff recently.
    Love your tag.

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  20. Love it! I am a huge fan of Tim Holtz as well and seeing how you did this was a great learning experience for me! You have a follower for life!! Thanks for sharing and offering up such great goodies!!!
    --Totally Buggin

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  21. Your tag is awesome and so inspiring. I would love to try to create this tag with all the sweet goodies. I'm a follower! Thanks for a chance.

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  22. Awesome! I tried my hand at making some tags last night. But I don't have all the right stuff. I am a follower and would love to win!

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  23. Awesome tag!! I became a follower and would love the opportunity to win this awesome rak!! I heart Tim Holtz!!!

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  24. Great tutorial sweetie!
    I am already a follower and would be thrilled to win all this fab supplies. I am also having a giveaway on my blog...so stop by and enter.

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  25. Awesome giveaway :) That is a great tag!

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  26. Wow! Awesome tutorial on your gorgeous tag! I've become a follower and would be in heaven if I could win your blog candy and be able to make one of those tags! Thanks for the chance to win! You are incredibly talented!

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  27. Great tutorial and I'm so glad to be working with you at Paper Maniac and can't wait to learn all of the new and amazing techniques from you. I'm old enough to be your mama, but you are one talented young lady, and so fortunate that you can share this passion with your mom. Hugs and welcome aboard!

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  28. wow, great work and congrats on the new design team!!!

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  29. Congrats on every thing and love to see your work.

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  30. Love this, Courtney! Can't wait to learn more from you! :)

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  31. OMG this is just amazing love it!!!Oh I can't wait to learn more from you!!!

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  32. I just came over from Bonni Rose's blog. I love your work and signed up to be a follower. This tag is beautiful.

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  33. I like the bird on the tag and the ink color. You'll have to share where you got the stamp.

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  34. Your tag is AMAZING!!! You made it look so easy!
    I have some regular size masks but never use them becuase they are too big. Apperently I need the mini ones!
    Alecia

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  35. Wow your tag is awesome! You are great at inking and stamping, your tag looks so professional. Thanks for the awesome RAK!

    Yvette

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  36. Courtney dear, I just adore you! :) I'm so happy for you and all that you do dear!!! :) Hope you are having a FANTASTIC day and enjoying all of life! ;)

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  37. Love,love,love this tag. I am so proud of you for sharing your talent. This is a wonderful RAK!!
    ~Mom

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  38. Just found you through Above Rubies love your work!

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  39. Wow that tag is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing the how to's. I have been following your blog for a little while now and always enjoy it.

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  40. a tutorial complete with products! what a complete package that would be for the winner! the tutorial is detailed and well photographed, thank you!

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  41. This is a beautiful tag! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  42. I am glad I found your blog. I just love Tim Holtz! Thank you for the great tutorial and a chance to win some great products!!

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  43. That tag is georgeous!!!! thank you so much, what an awesome RAK,

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  44. Oh so nice! Thanks for a cool prize! Hope I win, I love Tim Holtz products!

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  45. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ~Alyson
    thescrapbookinglife@gmail.com

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  46. Lovely tag!! Thanks for the opportunity to win such an awesome prize!!

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  47. Thought I posted earlier but don't see it. I've been a follower...love your style.

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  48. Lovely tag, I really like that vintage look..
    and WOW what a great blog candy!!!

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  49. Thats such a lovely tag. It amazes me what people can do. You have amazing talent. :) Thanks for the chance at such an amazing prize. :)

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  50. Wow so complicated! You are very talented. Congrats on your new gig.

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  51. Beautiful!
    Thanks for the chance to win these!
    Best of luck to everyone

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  52. Boy your things are amazing! Who doesn't just Love Tim Holtz, he's awesome and your work is out of this world also. Thanks for the chance to win some of these wonderful goodies. TFS
    mccadesmom at gmail dot com

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  53. Wow! Thanks for the tut and the opportunity to try a new product! Love your work! Amadok

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  54. Wow, first off, CONGRATULATIONS to you! This sounds like such a great opportunity. Go you!

    This looks like such a fun and easy project. I haven't been papercrafting that long, so I don't have any distress inks yet, but I've been dying to get my hands on some! Thanks for the chance to win this great package! (I'm already a follower.) :o)

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  55. Great blog and I love what you did with Tim Holtz supplies. Thanks for the great tutorial! pearls623@hotmail.com

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  56. awesome tag!!! I love it Thanks for sharing

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  57. Thanks for sharing. Glad I stumbled upon your blog. I've attempted to make a tag before but it never looked as good as yours. Thanks for the chance to win your RAK... I'm now a follower :) Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

    dolliescreations at gmail dot com

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  58. I have just recently started to do papercrafts, and fell in love with most of Tim's products. Thank you for such detailed instructions, you make it easy to create great things.

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  59. What a treasure trove of Tim Holtz goodies! The tag is lovely. Thanks for this giveaway.

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  60. Thanks for the chance to win! I just started using those masks tonight! I really like them! Congrats! I too am on Above Ruby's Club Ruby Designer! I can't wait to work with you!

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  61. I've been wondering how to use these masks! Thanks so much for the step by step instructions! Love the tag!

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  62. Great tag! Makes me want to dig out my Tim Holtz stuff and get some more. I only have a few of the ditress inkpads.

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  63. I have just started using TH products. great tutorial. Thank you.

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  64. Wow, what a beautiful tag and you are so good to share all your knowledge. I think Tim Holtz products are great, and would love to win these also, don't think I have these particular ones.

    Donna C.
    goCricutgo

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  65. Amazing blog that you have! I am now a proud follower!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your tag :)
    http://scraphappygal.blogspot.com

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  66. You did a beautiful job on that tag. Thanks for showing us how to do it.

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  67. Thanks for the tutorial. I've got my scrapping mojo on, after a dry spell. So off I am off to give this a try.

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  68. What a wonderful tutorial!!! I LOVE the TIMMY TAG...well done...what a great RAK...it would make my day to win this tag....thank you for the opportunity to enter. YOU have an awesome blog..I"ve truely enjoyed it.

    Thanks
    and hugs
    rhonda

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  69. love your tag. you do awesome work.

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  70. Great tag! Tim would be proud!

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  71. What a stunning tag and great RAK too!

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  72. Wonderful tag and tut. I can't wait to try it out myself.. I can see how easy it is to become a member of Timmy Town as I call it.. I want to become a member too!!!

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  73. Great Giveaway Please pick me LOL This is very nice of you

    Thanks
    kimber
    kimber_kayla@yahoo.com

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  74. Wonderful!!!!I like so much!!!!
    montsetorres1968@gmail.com

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! Reading them is always the high light of my day!

~Courtney