May Tim Holtz Tag

This months Tim Holtz tag was all about rub-ons which suits me well, as I’m on a mission to use mine before they fossilize.  I started just like Mr. Holtz does in his blog, by applying the rub-ons to a plane white tag.  Then I topped with a variety of Distress Paints and inked the edges with some Distress Ink and stamped with some Blockheads stamps.  I stained my seam binding (ribbon) with several Distress Stains as well.DSC_0004

I’ve decided that my tags are too flimsy.  So this month I’ve made a “tag-sandwich” which I ended up being very happy with.  The top and bottom of my tag sandwich are made of simple card stock, and the center is chipboard.  This lets me hide any brads on the underside of the top layer and makes it much sturdier than simple card stock or watercolor paper.  I love dimension, and find that a thick working surface just makes me happy.  In the photo below, I am getting ready to drag my bottom card stock tag though a nice mix of lavender Distress Stains with some Antique Bronze for bling.  I gotta have bling.DSC_0008

Here is the finished back of the tag along with the finished ribbon.  I love the wicking effect you can get with the different colors in the seam binding.DSC_0022

For the flower I used Clearly for Art Modeling Film by Stampers Anonymous and my Tattered Poinsettia and Tattered Florals Sizzix dies.  I’ve never worked with the Modeling Film before, and so this was an experiment.  It went, so – so, not that great and not that bad.  I need some more quality bonding time with it in order be able to pass judgement.  The Distress Paint took well to the plastic surface and so did the Alcohol Inks, but the shaping of it was tricky.  You are supposed to heat it and bend it, and it will retain its shape as it cools.  Great concept, but easier said than done.  DSC_0003

Have I mentioned that I love bling?  Trashy bling, not the gaudy bejeweled kind.  I can’t describe it, but I know it went I see it.  Here I am getting ready to add some trashy bling to the flowers by dabbing some iridescent paint on top.DSC_0005

I kept heating the flower trying to add more curl and all I ended up doing was flattening it out.  I got frustrated and just stopped at some point and this is what I ended up with.  Not what I wanted.DSC_0023

As always – thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions, comments or requests – just drop me a note.DSC_0021


Pong – he always has to be in front of the camera.  DSC_0011

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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5 Responses to May Tim Holtz Tag

  1. Cath Sheard says:

    Pretty in pink – heck yes!! And Pong is gorgeous, and knows it lol.

  2. Lee-Anne says:

    Love your idea for the “tag sandwich” keeps things much neater! Such gorgeous colors on your tag! Your cat is so sweet! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!

  3. BJ says:

    Horrah found your tag and comment box, love the soft colours you have chosen. I think my rub-ons HAD fossilized as they wouldn’t come off the backing that well and then wouldn’t stick either! BJ

  4. butterfly says:

    What a delicate, delicious take on the May tag – lovely!
    Alison x

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