12 tags of 2015 – june…

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.coma great thing about creativity is that is can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be.  you can take an idea and adapt it however you choose.  for this month’s tag i wanted to create a plaid background, basic right?  there was many ideas spinning in my head to achieve this including stamps, stencils, embossing folders, inks, paints, papers, etc. the list could go on an on.  that’s when you just have to pick one and go for it which is exactly what i did and see what happens.  i had such fun with this distressed plaid technique and i think you will too, and the best part is it provides a backdrop for any type of project, and can be created in any color palette you choose – let’s get to it…t!m

supplies:

  • surfaces: #8 manila tag, textured surfaces/burlap/corrugate, plastic packaging, chipboard
  • layering stencil: THS004 stripes
  • stamp: CMS183 hashtags
  • dies: fresh brewed
  • embellishments: mirrored star, linen ribbon, jute string, loop pins, typed tokens
  • distress ink pad: DIY distress it yourself, walnut stain
  • distress reinkers: mowed lawn, pine needles, peeled paint
  • distress spray stain: frayed burlap
  • distress paint: picket fence, peeled paint
  • alcohol ink: mushroom
  • tools: distress sprayer, mini ink blending tool, paper distressed, scissors, mini brayer, craft scraper, craft sheet, heat tool, tiny attacher, sanding grip, vagabond
  • adhesive: 1/8” wonder tape, matte multi-medium, black foam tape

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 1: create a custom blend DIY distress it yourself ink pad by selecting various colors of distress reinkers. *note: for a video showing how to create one click here.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 2: apply your first color of distress reinker directly to the felt pad by drawing a line with the reinker and filling in the area using the dropper.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 3: repeat the previous step using various colors.  the neat thing about this type of felt is that once the inks are applied, the colors will not cross contaminate into each other.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 4: using a craft scraper, drag over the inked surface in the direction of your lines to “put” the ink into the pad.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 5: roll a brayer over the inked pad by rolling and lifting to cover the entire roller.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 6: place lid back on the ink pad and brayer over the label to index your “custom blend”.  lightly wipe away excess ink using a dry paper towel or cloth.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 7: gather a manila tag, distress spray stain, and sprayer with water. note: for a video showing the features of the distress sprayer click here.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 8: mist entire tag with water from distress sprayer.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 9: spray distress spray stain 2-3 times over wet tag allowing stain to drip and blend.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 10: slowly squeeze the trigger of the distress sprayer to apply “drips” of water over tag.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 11: dry inked tag with a heat tool.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 12: this technique creates the perfect blended mottled background.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 13: gather a stripe layering stencil, distress sprayer, and DIY ink pad.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 14: place the stencil on your craft sheet and hold ink pad where lines of ink and stencil are the same direction.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 15: swipe the ink pad along the layering stencil covering the area from top to bottom.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 16: lift pad and repeat covering the entire stencil surface.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 17: mist inked stencil with water to create droplets of ink on the surface.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 18: lift stencil, flip over, and place down over tag as shown.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 19: blot over the stencil with a cloth or paper towel to print the image and remove excess ink.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 20: carefully lift stencil and clean off remaining ink.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 21: re-apply the ink pad on the stencil and mist with water.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 22: turn the stencil horizontal and print along the top of the tag as shown.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 23: turn stencil around and print along the bottom tag as shown lining up the edge of the stencil in the center of the tag.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 24: carefully lift stencil and clean off remaining ink.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 25: dry finished plaid with a heat tool.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 26: drag a paper distresser along the edges of the tag to tatter.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 27: ink the edges of the tag with distress ink using an ink blending tool.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 28: gather various surfaces to die cut: chipboard, plastic, corrugate, and a straw  (what better way to match the perfect color right?).

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 29: place the various surfaces over the areas of the die as shown.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 30: run the die through the vagabond to cut out the various surfaces.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 31: paint the chipboard circle with distress paint and let dry.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 32: sand edges to expose chipboard.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 33: ink the porous surfaces with distress ink using blending tool.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 34: remove backing from corrugate and adhere to chipboard cup.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 35: adhere chipboard circle to corrugate with multi-medium.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 36: apply a strip of 1/8” wonder tape along the top edge of the cup as shown.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 37: remove red liner and adhere plastic lid.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 38: add some “whipped cream” to the back of the lid using distress paint and your finger.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 39: adhere the straw to the back of the cup using wonder tape.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 40: apply strips of black foam tape along the back top and bottom of the cup as shown.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 41: cut a strip of burlap and ink the edges with distress and blending tool.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 42: cut a strip of cardstock to create flag and stamp hashtag with archival ink.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 43: remove backing to adhere burlap to bottom of tag and secure flag with tiny attacher.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 44: tint mirrored star by dripping mushroom alcohol ink over the top and let dry.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 45: adhere star to circle using multi-medium and tie jute string around the base of the cup.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 46: ink linen ribbon with distress using ink blending tool.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 47: pull edges apart to wiped ribbon and tie through top of the tag.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 48: remove backing of foam tape and adhere cup to the tag – perfect for sliding in your FAVORITE gift card!

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12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

congrats to the winners from the may 12 tags of 2015.  if you see your name (and it links to your tag), please email mario@timholtz.com to claim your prize…

1. Rachel Kleinman
2. Two Mad Dahlias
3. kay wallace
4. Carol’s Craft Room
5. Lee-Anne
6. Claudia
7. butterfly
8. Lynn Kopas
9. Ink-A-Pink
10. Canadian Nickel Scrapper
11. Joanne Parkin
12. Paper Talk With Samra

 

*be sure to check your local stores for these supplies or you can click the links below to purchase online with a discount of 10% off your purchase – use the following code with your order: SSS code: 10JUNETH

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101 Comments to “12 tags of 2015 – june…”

  1. To say I’m happy is a big understatement thank you so very much for picking me out as a winner
    Ps love this tag too x

  2. Anna-Karin says:

    Beautiful tag Tim! Love that gorgeous background.

  3. Gigi B. says:

    That’s a great technique! I really love having another option to make gift card holders. Well done!

  4. Love Love Love this months tag!!!

  5. Rosann says:

    This is great … clever use of strip stencil ( but you know that right … 🙂 ) !
    Okay I MUST HAVE that die hehehe … you get me every time what can I say !
    Congratulations to those winners … Happy Monday !

  6. Kirsten says:

    Terrific tag, the plaid background looks great.

  7. Pepper says:

    Hi, thanks for the great inspiration.

  8. stampersuzz says:

    I am in need of a coffee card for a birthday and this sparks some ideas. Love the plaid work!

  9. jan metcalf says:

    Very nice!

  10. Patricia M. says:

    You are Starbucks best customer, as you are putting that in all our heads. Love this tag idea. People sometimes ask me, “but what do you do with the tags”…and gift card holder is a great answer to that. Can’t wait to try out making plaid with that stencil. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

  11. Kay Wallace says:

    I am thrilled to be among the May tag (pun unintended) winners! Thanks for the honor! Great new tag and inspiration here, Tim! Will definitely play again this month.

  12. Redanne says:

    Huge congratulations to all the worthy winners this month – lovely to see so many familiar names in there. Love your latest tag Tim!

  13. Tammy says:

    Cant wait to try this. I finally got my hands on this cup die and am ready to use it. Now, if only i could get my hands on the crazy bird stamp!

  14. Gina H. says:

    Wow! Another AWESOME technique. MUST GET the custom blend ink pad!!

  15. Betty Stewart says:

    I love this one!

  16. Dolly says:

    Awesome tag yet again Tim!! Thanks for sharing!! 😀

  17. Oh, now that is FUN! I love all things Tim and all things coffee, so this is the best!! Love that plaid background technique. Another fabulous tag!

  18. Great tag, Tim! Love these tag posts–so many cool techniques, even if you don’t actually do the tag!

  19. Claire says:

    Love the tag! (and now I need to make a Starbucks run…) Such a clever use of the stencil. Thanks, Tim!

  20. Sara Jansen says:

    CRAZY about the plaid! I still have remnants of the alcohol ink version….just love this!!! Happy June to you and Mario!!!

  21. Sheri K says:

    Love the drink cup, very cool(ing)! This background is perfect for Dad’s day–this would be the perfect Dad’s day card for those who love coffee drinks! You’ve done it again Tim–the perfect Dad for the month!

  22. OMG Tim, My favorite of all tags. I love your techniques, You absolutely ROCK!!!!!

  23. Suzanne Sears says:

    Tim, that plaid is over the top ! Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiring us in new ways

  24. Alli says:

    Loooove that plaid trick!!!!

  25. Tona says:

    Love how you did the plaid background. It looks great. I can’t wait to give this one a try.

  26. Super card. Tried to use SSS code and says expired.

  27. Barbara L says:

    Really nice tag and useful as a gift card holder. I love all the textures!

  28. Jan Castle says:

    Thanks for the tutorial for your stunning card Tim!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

  29. What a special gift card this is Tim! Thanks for the latest in your great monthly tags. Now I don’t drink coffee so I need to put on my thinking cap for this month ;0)

  30. tracey metcalfe says:

    a really great tag , lots of inspiration to be had …yet again ! x

  31. Shari T. says:

    Fab June tag! Oh, someone really likes the Starbucks! You should be getting paid royalties from them!! Congrats to all of the May Tag winners, too!! FAb creations!! XOXO-Shari

  32. Laura R. says:

    As I was reading how you achieved the plaid on this tag, I had this thought: “Wow, this guy is a genius!” I am constantly amazed at the ways you use your products! Love the Tag and as always inspired!

  33. Cheryl says:

    This is my fav tag so far in 2015. It screams SuMmEr☀️☀️☀️!

  34. Patricia A Paola says:

    How apropos!
    Hmmm, I wonder what would lead you to make this tag. 🙂

  35. Elise K says:

    Absolutely amazing tag! This is perfect timing as I have a card to make for a coffee addict to go wth a gift card. I just love the coffee dies and stamps because I have so many coffee lovers in my life. Can’t wait to try this cool background technique!

  36. Gwendolyn Taylor says:

    I am loving the plaid technique.

  37. Wanda Thomas says:

    Leave it to you to come up with a plaid background from that stencil. and using it the reverse of what most of us think. Thank goodness we have you to “think out of the box!” Very nice project!

  38. Lagene says:

    Gosh I love the plaid! Super tag! Congrats all May winners!

  39. Atticelf says:

    This makes me want to head out to Starbucks! Great background technique!

  40. Dawn Craumer says:

    Very cool! I see I need to make another product run SOON!

  41. Jessica says:

    Wonderful! Love this month’s color! Thanks t¡m.

  42. Angele van Leeuwen says:

    Love this plaid technique – so simple and such a great effect.
    Thanks for sharing!

  43. Jennifer S. says:

    Very cool. I need to get some of those DIY stamp pads.

  44. WilmaB says:

    Again a beautiful tag and what an idea to use the stencil like this. It all looks so easy but when I start I know better;-) Thank you so much for the inspiration.
    Congrats to all the lucky winners!

  45. Noreen says:

    Great Father’s Day tag! A clever way to make the plaid. Thanks for the tip on creating the multi color stamp pad.

  46. Diane says:

    Pretty cool idea to use this as a gift card. Will get busy soon! Thanks!

  47. donna russell says:

    wow what a awesome tag. You made it all look so easy. Thankyou for sharing

  48. diana says:

    congrats to all the chosen ones!!! I will pop by and take a boo!!
    and I LOVE this months tag Tim!!!!

  49. Linda Ledbetter says:

    VERY cool tag, and I love the crosshatch look you got with that stencil. This does, however, make me want a Frappuccino RIGHT NOW. 😉

    Awesome as always, Tim!

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