Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2013 January

I thought I would do a Tim Holtz tag since I discovered that everything I own has his name on it.  For all the directions for these you can get it straight from the horse’s mouth at:


Here is my very first tag:


It started by sacrificing a manila file folder and using my Sizzix Big Shots and the Tag and Book Plates die cut to get the tags.  Then I used my Embossing Diffuser along with a variety of the Alterations line embossing folders to get different combinations of textures on the tags.  I had to slice the top of the embossing folder to fit the tag through the top.  I don’t understand why they don’t make these embossing folders bigger.  The competition does and I love them.  I think I need to start making my own anyway.  Maybe that should be my next post.IMG_0588I inked the crap out of the tag and then sprinkled water on top (all Tim Holtz techniques).  Afterwards I highlighted with walnut stain.  I don’t recommend using an old manila file folder as your surface.  I will use a heavier card stock next time.IMG_0590I used the only stamp I had that was in a nice long rectangle, and distressed the edges.IMG_0591

Inked some die cut gears.IMG_0595

My favorite technique that I learned from this was stamping the crinkle ribbon.  It was one of those “now, why didn’t I think of that?” moments.  Of course, here I’m using Stampers Anonymous.  IMG_0599

About Sam

A lover of crafts and art trapped in the mind of an accountant. My dream is to someday be set free of the cubicle prison. Meanwhile, I craft and I create to set my mind free.
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3 Responses to Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2013 January

  1. annaelycm says:

    Pretty!! …and I agree, I wish the embossing folders were a bit bigger too!

  2. It was great to read what you did to make your tag, especially the embossing part. I like to look at a tag first to see what they did and the background had me intrigued. Great technique and I love the look of your tag. I know where your coming from with the ‘wieght’ of the manilla but I eventually found the surface of the file folders much better to work on with DI’s. It’s always a good thing to experiment though. 🙂

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