Hi everyone. Back again! The spin cycle that is my life continues to rotate at top speed, and out of that maelstrom comes my take on Tim Holtz' September tag challenge.
By now everyone will have seen (and probably used!) Tim Holtz' techniques for his September tag seen HERE. I took my tag one stage further to create a card.
I used an extra large manilla tag as a base and started with my cargo letters stencil. Heavily influenced by the idea of printing blocks sandwiched together, I used a mix of Distress Paint and Embossing Paste to recreate this idea. You can recolour White Embossing Paste with Distress Paint really easily.
The two brown based Distress Stains were blended over the top and the edges were blended with my favourite DI Walnut Stain. Finally I stamped over the whole lot with three Mini Blueprint stamps.
If you can spot creases in the tag that's because I put them there! The tag had taken on that soft feel you get from tags on vintage clothing and begged to be given a bit of rough treatment for extra texture. Meanwhile, these Idea-ology Alpha Tiles proved perfect for the theme/colour scheme and stood out when layered on black and kraft card banners.
Replicating the Mini Blueprint images in embossed Archival Ink on kraft card allowed the viewer to recognise what had been stamped on the tag underneath.
With the top of the tag still visible I altered some white seam binding with Distress Stains and stencilling using the cargo stencil and DI Walnut Stain again.
The Muse Token added the perfect finishing touch to the ribbon bow.
Thank you everyone for bearing with the recent torrent of posts. If I could beg your indulgence, there's one more to come tomorrow for the new Our Creative Corner challenge. In the meantime take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny xxx