12 tags of 2015 – may…

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comthere are certain things that capture a sense of nostalgia, and for me this month’s tag is certainly one of them. several elements make this one of my personal favorites so far this year. the combination of textures, tinted photo, tiny paper flowers, layered ephemera and embellishments really tell a creative story. it’s one of those projects that at first glance one might see as complicated or too detailed when in fact it’s quite easy to do. after all, seeing the process step by step is what these monthly tag tutorials are all about – simplifying the complicated. i hope you enjoy creating your tag as much as i did…t!m

supplies:

  • surfaces: textured surfaces/burlap, #8 manila tag, kraft core cardstock
  • dies: tiny tattered floral, tag & bookplates
  • layering stencil: typo
  •  embellishments: photobooth, ephemera, small talk, typed token, star fasteners, loop pin, memo pin, arrow adornment, crinkle ribbon, linen ribbon, remnant rubs
  •  distress markers: broken china, squeezed lemonade
  • distress ink: frayed burlap, walnut stain, cracked pistachio
  • distress stain: antique linen
  • mediums: texture paste
  • adhesives: glue n’ seal/matte, hot glue gun
  • tools: distress marker spritzer, mini ink blending tool, remnant rub tool, sanding grip, craft pick, heat tool, scissors, palette knife, craft knife, vagabond
  •  misc: cotton swab, buttons, sewing machine (optional)

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 1: die cut #8 tag shape using burlap from textured surfaces.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 2: remove paper backing from burlap (all textured surfaces are adhesive backed – love this).

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 3: adhere the burlap to a #8 manila tag for the base surface.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 4: place layering stencil over burlap and apply texture paste through part of the stencil us-ing a palette knife.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 5: carefully lift stencil and allow design to dry. immediately clean texture paste from stencil and palette knife with water.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 6: select various ephemera pieces for your background – select small scale elements.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 7: once texture paste is dry, ink over area with distress ink using ink blending tool to tint.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 8: ink edges of tag and ephemera with brown hues of distress using blending tool.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 9: adhere ephemera to burlap background using glue n’ seal.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 10: apply a thin layer of glue n’ seal over adhered ephemera and stencilled design – let dry completely (it will dry clear).

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 11: select a photo from the photobooth pack.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 12: select brighter colors of distress markers and get a dry cotton swab.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 13: color directly on areas of photo using the brush nib of the marker.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 14: blend color into the paper using a dry cotton swab (reapply color if needed).

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 15: repeat previous steps for as many colors as you want to tint with.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 16: allow ink to dry completely or use heat tool to dry ink.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 17: scuff the edges of the photo with a sanding grip to expose the paper.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 18: ink the edges with distress ink using an ink blending tool and let dry.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 19: select remnant rub designs and cut out various images to use.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 20: remove white backing from rub and apply to surface using remnant rub tool.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 21: remove clear layer of rub to transfer the design. the remnant rub tool is metal and has a round tip making applying and transferring smaller images much easier than using a stick.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 22: insert photobooth photo on to memo pin and select a typed token word. attach the token through the loop of the memo pin using a mini star fastener.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 23: cut a piece of crinkle ribbon long enough to wrap around tag and tie in a bow. color us-ing distress stain to coordinate with tag.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 24: wrap ribbon around tag and tie in a bow – trim ends of ribbon if needed.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 25: pin memo pin through burlap layer of the tag behind the ribbon as shown.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 26: select quote from small talk sticker book. i love that each quote comes in black or white.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 27: cut various sections of words apart and sand edges using a sanding grip.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 28: adhere quote directly to burlap tag.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comthis is the new tiny tattered floral die set that includes 15 dies and this cool quilling tool. check out the new video below to see how these work to create mini flowers using your favorite pa-pers.

pretty simple to do right? well let’s make some…

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 29: die cut tiny tattered florals and leaves of your choice from kraft core cardstock.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 30: create them using the included quilling tool and fold and sand the leaves to create the vein.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 31: ink the die cut pieces with distress ink using an ink blending tool.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 32: adhere flowers and leaves to the tag using a hot glue gun.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 33: attach a couple of buttons to a loop pin and pin through the ribbon. add stitched ele-ments using a sewing machine if you choose.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comstep 34: lightly spritz over select areas of the tag with a black soot distress marker using the dis-tress marker spritzer.

12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.comthe details: i love the layer look of this tag, the textured background, tinted photo, tiny paper flowers, and that final spritz of black ink gives it the perfect vintage touch.

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12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.com

congrats to the winners from the april 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. Sioux
2. Deb Riddle
3. Barbara Washington
4. Doreen’s Dream
5. Inky and Quirky
6. Judy Cantrell
7. Kerstin F.
8. Fisher’s Card and Crafts
9. Bobbie Smith
10. Phyl’s Crafting Corner
11. Sarah T.
12. Theresa Petermann

*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: 10MAYTH

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