again it’s day 9 – thanks for the time…

Tag9 "hardware holiday" – tim holtz 2007
supplies:
craft sheet (ranger)
distress inks: fired brick, peeled paint, brushed corduroy (ranger)
adirondack metallic paint dabber (ranger)
mini mister (ranger)
ink blending tool & foam (ranger)
stamp set (stampers anonymous)
grungeboard (tim holtz idea-ology)
texture hammer (tim holtz idea-ology)
tag and embellishments

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step 1: stamp the santa image with black waterproof ink.

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step 2: stamp the tree with  peeled paint distress ink. (*tip: to create a collage look, stamp your image off of the edge of the tag.)

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step 3: stamp the "believe" stamp with fired brick distress ink – overlapping the other images.

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step 4: using the ink blending foam and tool, apply color to areas of the tag.

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step 5: drag paper distresser along the edges of the tag.

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step 6: ink edges using brown distress ink with ink blending foam and tool to finish background.

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step 7: to create hammered hardware for tag, remove 2 hinges from grungeboard  elements pack, 1 bookplate, and numbers 2 and 5.

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step 8: paint hardware grungeboard pieces using metallic paint dabbers and numbers with black paint dabber – let dry. (*tip: don’t forget to attach the grungeboard pieces to the craft sheet with glue dots so they are easier to paint)

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step 9: attach metal bump tip to texture hammer.

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step 10: place hardware grungeboard shapes on to hammer mat.

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step 11: mist painted grungeboard with water. (*tip: whenever you are texturing heavy board, be sure to mist with water first.  this will help the thicker materials hold the texture).

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step 12: start hammering the piece using firm pressure, but smaller taps – we’re not building a house here so don’t just bang away on it. (*tip: continue hammering pieces until desired look is achieved.  grungeboard will not fall apart when hammered. if you need to re-wet, no problem).

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step 13: ink hammered pieces using ink blending foam and tool. (*tip: this will get inks into the crevices your created with the hammer).

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step 14: attach brads to tag, and since the texture hammer also works great on metal, make your brads look like old nail heads by tapping on the tops of them to dent them. (*tip: be sure you are working on the hammer mat as it will protect your work surface and provide more resistance to the hammer).

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step 15: attach painted numbers with adhesive of choice.

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  5. Kimberly says:

    I never though of using the hammer to distress the brads, What a creative idea!

  6. Kar says:

    wow… these tags just blow me away!

  7. Neet says:

    Love the pictures of Cooper – hope you and he have a great Christmas.

  8. txscrapaddict says:

    Wow. Amazing ideas, where do you get them all?

  9. Karen says:

    Holy crap this is cool! Can’t wait to see this stuff in stores!

  10. Sally sTo says:

    Thanks again for the wonderful daily post of creativity! I have to confess that I have not tried the paint daubers yet. Since you bring up the no-clean-up factor of brushes, etc., I think I am going to have to break down and try a few. (I am also very excited about trying the ink blenders and foam too.) Thank you for all your time and attention to detail in the photos and instructions. These days of techniques and inspiration have been FABULOUS FUN!

  11. Sally sTo says:

    Thanks again for the wonderful daily post of creativity! I have to confess that I have not tried the paint daubers yet. Since you bring up the no-clean-up factor of brushes, etc., I think I am going to have to break down and try a few. (I am also very excited about trying the ink blenders and foam too.) Thank you for all your time and attention to detail in the photos and instructions. These days of techniques and inspiration have been FABULOUS FUN!

  12. Sally sTo says:

    Thanks again for the wonderful daily post of creativity! I have to confess that I have not tried the paint daubers yet. Since you bring up the no-clean-up factor of brushes, etc., I think I am going to have to break down and try a few. (I am also very excited about trying the ink blenders and foam too.) Thank you for all your time and attention to detail in the photos and instructions. These days of techniques and inspiration have been FABULOUS FUN!

  13. Rebecca V. says:

    These are the coolest tools and techniques! I want to know where to get my hands on them (other than winning!) Thanks Tim!

  14. Mary says:

    Hi Tim another fabby tag which I will most certainly do.

  15. Sarah Fawcett says:

    Love your texturing hammer, love how it makes the brads look so old. Another valuable and clever tip. Thank you Tim..

  16. Dawn Gold says:

    GOT to say never seen this textured hammer before I gotta have one

  17. Gwyn Chamberlain says:

    I am a day late as just got to this blog after an absence from my computer but this hammer is a must. You are my hero because you think outside the box.
    Gwyn

  18. Megan Jordan says:

    I never commented on anything before but i just love your tags so much i just had to. You will have to find something else to make everyday so you can keep inspiring me. The only problem with it is that i end up spending a lot of money just so i can play around with all your products.
    Megan

  19. Amy says:

    Don’t say it is the end!!! I love the blue you used on this tag…of course that snowman is cute! I NEED to get some of that grungeboard…so cool! Thanks again!

  20. Just when I posted that last tag was my favorite you go and outdo yourself. If that is possible! Gotta get me some grungeboard ASAP!

  21. Susan Updike says:

    Wow, Tim,my good friend Colleen S was so right about you. I love the hammer. You do fantastic work! Where can I purchase one of those hammers?
    Thanks in advance
    sju

  22. Gayle Taylor says:

    Oh, Tim, I hate to see this come to an end. I think you need to make a New Year’s resolution to make a project for the 365 days of 2008 and share them with us. Oh, wait…this is leap year so that would be 366 days. Just think how much the profits would go up for all of the products!! You are just doing 12 days now and I think I have to have every single product you have used! I sure hope I get some money from Santa this year so I can buy more products. I do really, really appreciate the time you have spend designing and sharing these tags. They truly are wonderful and I love each of them. I can’t wait until I have time to play with each technique. I’m really glad your weekend turned out so well. What a wonderful experience for each person who got to attend. Did you say a “full suitcase” of products went home with each of them??? Wow…I’m so jealous! I do love your products and all of the products you represent. Over the years you have become one of my favorite designers, if not my very favorite. If I see your name associated with a product or design I am instantly pulled toward them. Thank you for such good directions on each of the tags. You make me feel that I will be able to make them for myself. If you happen to find an extra suitcase full of products left there I will be glad to give it a very nice home here in Texas.
    Hugs,
    Gayle Taylor
    Abilene, TX

  23. Duana Gosselin says:

    This card is so beautiful and so easy no one will believe i made it… Things did not go well at the yard sale.. oh well florida people i guess are looking for old junk instead of homemade christmas cards..its ok I sent more out in the mail to everyone i know.. want one ? My mom says better luck next year.. wonder if your reading thease.. haha have a great day…

  24. Terri says:

    HOLY TOLEDO! I’m even up earlier than usual! Thanks for another good tag. I can’t believe the frenzy will be over soon….. Happy Holidays

  25. donnamarie vigorito says:

    I borrowed your video from a friend and watched it the other night because I saw you on the carol duvall christmas special and i just had to have more. YOU make me feel like creating all over again. I took a class from Mary Jo McGraw and was very inspired but fell of my horse somewhere in reality of life. But watching you has made me want it back. I am INSPIRED! and I dont know of a better to celebrate the season than to create christmas tags like yours for someone else to make them smile!! Thanks Tim you really are the best…ps (If i had a christmas wish to come true it would be for you to pick me, you wont regret it, i promise to use every bit of my winnings to create, create, create….lol) Thanks for the inspiration and merry christmas

  26. Nicky aka Slinkyminx says:

    DOH!
    I completly forgot to look today (now yesterday)
    Another great tag, but then i didn’t expect anything else.
    Hugz Nicky (UK)

  27. Beth F says:

    Wow! another fabuloso tag. I just cant get over the blending tool. I am going to have to get one.
    Seasons Greetings,
    Beth F

  28. Craftyjoy says:

    Hi gorgeous I have just finished a Christmas tag swap with a forum I’m on. I so wish I found your blog sooner! just imagine how amazing my tags might have been! though not a patch on yours of course.I just love all the various techniques you use it’s hard to chose a favourite and thanks for sharing – you really are the KING OF CRAFT
    LoL Joy UK xxx

  29. Craftyjoy says:

    Hi gorgeous I have just finished a Christmas tag swap with a forum I’m on. I so wish I found your blog sooner! just imagine how amazing my tags might have been! though not a patch on yours of course.I just love all the various techniques you use it’s hard to chose a favourite and thanks for sharing – you really are the KING OF CRAFT
    LoL Joy UK xxx

  30. Katie says:

    I’m loving those hinges and I’ve got the perfect project to use them on too… a treasure chest for my 3 sons. Thanks for another great tag 😀
    Katie
    xx

  31. Barbara Malty says:

    Wow, I had to play catch up on the last two days – these are awesome!!! I bought new colors in dabbers today along with the alcohol inks, I can’t wait to play!!!

  32. Terri S says:

    Ok Tim, now you have me singing…If I had a hammer…I’d make some new tags. You know what it’s like to get a song stuck in your head lol. What a great new tool!! Just when things seem to be getting stale in this art…You create something that puts faith back into it for us. Haven’t seen the grungeboard yet but I’m looking forward to it. Thanks again,
    Terri

  33. Liezbeth says:

    Unbelievable you can think of something new again, what a great idea this hammer and a lovely tag again.
    Kim thanks for the last (!) update. What a great retreat you had.
    Liezbeth.

  34. Shanna says:

    I love the colors on this one, and that hammer looks like a lot of fun!

  35. Lori Roberts says:

    When do you sleep? Love the tools and will now have to get one of those hammers!
    Thanks so much!

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