Here's my take on the Tim Holtz March Tag of 2013
I didn't have all the same supplies he used, so as he's always telling us...I improvised and used what I had on hand to create my tag. I even tried some new techniques and really was pleased with the results.I started out by cutting my focal piece out of white kraft core using the mini bunny movers & shapers die and the Styled Labels die. I gently sanded the edges then inked using my blending tool and Walnut Stain distress ink. Then I decided to experiment a bit by lightly dabbing my cardstock with the Emboss-it Dabber and then lightly sprinkling on a bit of Seafoam White Embossing powder. Heated it with my Heat It tool to give it a creamy speckled look. I kinda like how it turned out. These pictures don't do it justice.
So, I cut a piece of cardstock big enough to fit the bunny and coated it with Glossy Accents, then covered it with the Flower Soft. I dried it with my Heat It tool because I am impatient. Then I used the foam that comes in Tim's embossing folders packs and applied Pool and Mushroom alcohol ink to the Flower Soft. It looks really cool!
CMS155 set. Oh how I love this set of stamps! Thanks Tim!
I also decided to use some plastic sequin flowers...wish I knew where I got them and where I could get more, because they are awesome too. And a couple of blingy corsage pins...they will be my flower centers.
I bent the pins using my pliers and then assembled the flowers...first the plastic sequin flower was threaded onto the pin, followed by the Prima mulberry flower. I trimmed the ends of the pins with bolt cutters...my wire cutters wouldn't touch the tough steel and my Tonic scissors couldn't cut it either...plus I really didn't want to risk ruining my Favorite Tim Holtz scissors.
Finally, one last look at the finished tag!
I really enjoyed this journey. It took me longer to write this blog post than it took me to create this tag!
Thanks so much for looking. Please post a comment if you like my take on Tim's tag.
Your turn...Hop on over to Tim's blog and try your own take on his March 2013 tag! It's fun!
I'm pretty sure he'll be giving away prizes, and you can't win unless you post your creation on his blog!
Have fun and Good Luck!