Hey! I'm just getting this post done right in time before the month is over! Whew! It's been a little while since I made a Tim Holtz Tag and this is my first one for 2016! Yipppeee! I loved all the cool techniques in this one and had a fun time making it over at Richele's house one lovely afternoon. I didn't make it a Valentine theme, since Valentine's Day is over, but I used all the fab ideas Tim shared in his post. My favorite thing? Embossing paste with gold embossing!!! Are you kidding me!? Where has this been all my life! Really fabulous and pretty. I am happy I got a tag done and excited to see the one for March!
Speaking of Tim Holtz projects....did you see my Ideaology Charm Bracelet on the Simon Says Stamp Blog yesterday? I totally loved making that too!
Okee dokes, Here is my completed tag....
To see Tim's Tag, and his awesome tutorials, please CLICK HERE. I am not going to go through it all step by step - since he is the master!!! I always learn so much watching his steps... Here is that super beautiful gold embossing over texture paste. I found that it doesn't need tons of heat. Hold your heat tool far away from the image... Also, let your texture paste dry first!
I added Rock Candy Distress Glitter to my heart die cut. I first covered it with TH patterned paper. MMMMMM.
Lots and lots of layers of ink, and embossing, and distressing and all that jazz! The bottom inky layer that is directly on the tag was made using three of the new mini stencils. They are the exact size of a tag. Genius I tell ya.
Of course I dyed my own ribbon....oh how I love to do that! Richele taught me some of her tricks....and now I used Spray Stain instead of ink pads!
Today I am grateful! Have a blessed day my crafty friends! XO