24 January 2016

Tim Holtz (not a) Tag - January 2016

Hi everyone and welcome. With the start of a new year Tim Holtz signalled a change in direction for his annual Tim Holtz 12 Tags challenge. Revisiting and remixing techniques from previous years is essential for those people out there who are new to his products, and are a fabulous aide-memoire to those of us who have seen so many we are in danger of forgetting them! Tim's January 2016 Tag remixes two - Chalkboard and Industrious - and is perfect for any male themed project.

In need of a male birthday card I used his ideas as a jumping off point to create this...

(click each image for a closer look)

Let's start with that base layer; I have a quick tip for you when using repeat pattern embossing folder. Sometimes the folder won't quite reach the edge of your project if you are working on anything bigger than a large tag or A5 card. If it's possible to turn your card 180 degrees and pass it through your embossing machine then great.


If not, lay your card into the embossing folder (so the existing embossed pattern matches up and overlaps with the un-embossed area). Take your Remnant Rub Tool and, using the ball end, gentle push into the folder to manually emboss the missing parts. Hey presto, no-one will see the join!


I swapped Black Soot for Ground Espresso in my Industrious sections (I urge you to try this variation!) For the main Chalkboard area you'll spot my eternal favourite, Ledger Script, working in combo with the Books, Parcel, and Cakes Mini Blueprints from various sets. Those focal images were stamped with Range Glacier White Pigment Ink for clarity (I tried the Chalkboard version but they blended into the background too much in this instance) and the Industrious Sticker borders and frame helped to emphasise them further.



To finish I used a Small Talk sentiment strip covered with Glossy Accents, a touch of machine stitching, some Passport Design Tape in the corners, die cut mini stars and my favourite Pewter Liquid Pearls as faux rivets.



That's the first one of the year done - can't wait to see what Tim will be mixing up for us next! If you haven't joined in yet there's still time.

I've lots more to share with you so please keep your eyes peeled for upcoming posts.
In the meantime have a great end to your weekend and take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx

27 comments:

  1. A great tip with the embossing folders Jenny - and one I shall put to good use ...Now!!!!! Lovely card really great for a man. Cxxx

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  2. Oooh wow, great techniques, end result is fab x

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  3. Nice take on Tims tag. So bold and masculine. Ground Espresso on the industrious? What a great idea! And ledger scrip is perfect for the chalkboard technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. love the idea of revisiting techniques and you've done brilliantly with this birthday card. Fabulous. Thanks for the hints about embossing larger pieces.

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  5. Beautiful! That script stamp in the background is just stunning! Love all the layers and details!

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  6. Well Jenny this is one fabulous card the colour changing theme has worked so well and no doubt the recipient will love it too. Hugs Rita xxx

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  7. This is absolutely stunning!! Wow!! I love the design and the details!! And what a great tip about the embossing folder!! This is so gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. It seems there's at the same time modern and vintage style with this black and metal... Very interesting, thanks!

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  9. looks completely fab and inspiring - I completely want to make one of these in my studio this morning- thanks heaps - I think you knocked it out of the pack with this one :-) Debi x

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  10. LOVE this, Jenny! All the stamping is fantastic, and thanks for the tip about alternative embossing - would never occur to me, lol! Great take on Tim's inspiration! xxx Lynn

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  11. super work Jenny - your card works perfectly - I am sure it will be adored! Hugs Rachel x

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  12. Love your interpretation of Tim's January tag Jenny,what a wonderful masculine card! And thank you for the embossing folder tip, brilliant! Deb xo

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  13. You never fail with your originality Jenny, such a lovely card and a great take on Tim's tag. Mo x

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  14. Seriously sensational, Jenny. Love the look of the Ground Espresso instead of the Black Soot on the embossed metallic. Thanks for that suggestion. Your chalkboard look came out great too. Just a really cool card!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  15. Well dadgum...this wasn't only fantastic to look at but informative too! Thanks so much for making the process soooo much easier with that embossing folder. Love your incredible masculine card!!

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  16. I always look forward to seeing your version of Tim's tag and I am never disappointed Jenny! This is just fan-tabulous!! Love the embossing choices, and your metallic effects are wonderful! hugs :)

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  17. Wow, Jenny! This is fabulous! Love your card take on Tim's tag. I need to start with mine. Great idea to do a card instead. Hugs, Sandra

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  18. Such a great idea to make a male card instead of a tag. I really love the look of the Ground Espresso and that is such a great tip about the embossing. A fabulous take on Tim's tag Jenny, you never fail to impress! Anne xx

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  19. Sooooo cool, that's a wonderful take on Tim's tag, such a great idea.

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  20. The Tiles Texture Fade has become my new favorite and I've used it so many times since it's been out! I LOVE it here, and your background is stunning!!! Gorgeous take on the tag...love your card!

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  21. Epic Love! I have resisted the texture fade you used until now... (just ordered it)! The liquid pearls as rivets are too cool!

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  22. Great tip about filling in the embossing gaps in a larger piece of card, and I adore the look of the Ground Espresso rather than black for the Industrious look... fantastic! A brilliant take on the January inspiration.
    Alison xx

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  23. Fabulous take on Tim's tag Jenny . I always love that more often than not you change it up and make a card. Great idea to use more than one blueprint image ( I too had the same problem with the chalk ) The industrious sticker frame really accentuates your focal images. Great job!
    hugs x

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  24. Jenny, this is the coolest! I am so going to use these ideas to make some men cards! Love this! Great tips and tricks and your overall design is fantastic! Hugs, Autumn

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  25. I adore your interpretation! So cool e non traditional! Wonderful! Barbara

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  26. A beautiful card version of Tim's tag - love the espresso ink on the embossed foil!! Julia xx

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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