Here is my version of Tim Holtz’s November tag. You can get the instructions and supply list from Tim on his blog. I have to say that this is one of my all time favorite tags. I love this die cut from Sizzix. The grunge factor is off the charts and the texture and colors are “WOW”!
I used a few products that Tim did not use on his tag. For the “Fall” letters I used the Sizzix Alterations Alphanumeric Thinlits Die, which has quickly turned into a staple in the craft room. I’m not sure how I lived without them. I’m not crazy about glitter. OK, I really don’t like glitter and glitter hates me. And ranking right up there on my list of disliked craft products is gold foil. If I can’t keep a product under control on my craft table, then it doesn’t belong. Glitter and gold foil go EVERYWHERE with me. I’m not exactly what skill I’m lacking in that can’t keep these things at bay, but I’ve tried enough to know when to give up. With that said, I dug deep into my inner Martha Stewart/Tim Holtz and managed to muster enough courage to give it another go. I confess, I do like the look. No one can deny that there is nothing quite like the gleam of gold.
The background on this tag was dry embossed with Sizzix Leaves texture fades embossing folder. I love the way cardboard ridges takes the Distress Paint. One step that I do on almost every project, is to top everything with some type of highlight, using either gilders wax or paint. In this case I used one of my new favorites; Treasure Gold. I hope all my US friends and family had a great Thanksgiving. Thanks for stopping by!!