March Tag

I am participating in Tim Holtz’s 12 tags of 2013.  Here is what I came up with for March.


I decided to stay as true to the instructions this time as I could.  I couldn’t find the cute little bunny die cut that Tim uses, so I substituted a flower punch instead (by McGill). The fence punch on the bottom is by Martha Stewart.  I also had trouble finding the grass die cut that Tim uses so I just cut the grass with some scissors, and that seemed to work fine.


I ran some color core card stock through a Sizzix embossing folder to give a little extra color.  I took a piece of wire and wrapped it a few times to add some curls to use as a flower stem.  I adhered it under the ribbon with some Arleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue.  I don’t usually use Arleene’s on such a small project, but I was very happy with the result.  It is definitely stuck!


I also don’t have any little metal flowers, so I made some using some regular kitchen aluminum foil and a flower punch.  I crinkled the aluminum, adhered it to card stock, and punched a flower.  Then I painted with the new Distress Paints.  I’m really starting to fall in love with this inky paint.  I then sanded the flower to let some of the aluminum show through.  Here I am making the leaves for the stem of the flower.


I also didn’t have any tinsel that Tim uses in his background, so I used some Flower Soft.  The words are by Teresa Collins.


I think this is the most dimensional tag I have ever made.  Lots of layers.  I like how it turned out.  Thanks Tim!


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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