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.I 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.I used the only stamp I had that was in a nice long rectangle, and distressed the edges.