This is my version of "My Boyfriend, Tim's" April 2014 Tag. (The Video of this Tag will be up tomorrow.)
I really enjoy making Tags! They're so simple and small that you can just fill them up with all kinds of goodies in no time! This challenge is always fun to do because you really have to stretch yourself to find things that you do have to substitute for the things you don't have. Now, I am as much of a hoarder as the next Paper Crafter but I know that as hard as I try, I just cannot have everything! So, I've tried to stay true to Tim's Tag with this version. I hope you like it. I filmed a video while creating this. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to be notified when it posts.
- Put a couple different Tissue Tapes onto a Manila Tag.
- Run Weathered Wood Distress Paint over the Tag and spritz with Water. Blot some of it off and then heat set.
- Ink Tag with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a Blending Tool. Spritz and Flick water over the surface of the Tag and heat set. This will give you the Mottled Look like the Tag in the photo above.
- Use the TH Honeycomb Die to cut out various cardstocks, cork, mirrored pieces, etc. For this tag, I improvised with Kraft Resist Cardstock and then sponged over it with Chipped Sapphire and Fired Brick Distress Inks. Then, I used a Salvage Sticker for the map pattern and a scrap of Craft Metal which has a shiny silver side.
- Cut a Honeycomb from Chipboard and apply Broken China Distress Paint and allow to dry.
- When dry, sand the surface in places and apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to those areas with a Blending Tool.
- Sponge the edges of the Honecomb inside pieces with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
- Adhere to Tag using Glossy Accents.
- Sponge Newsprint with Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose and Scattered Straw Distress Inks.
- Use the Newsprint to cut two roses using the SU! Spiral Flower Die. (If you don't have a die, you can View the Video on how to make a rose using a punch.)
- Apply a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of the roses.
- I inked Newsprint with Bundled Sage Distress Ink and used the leaves from the Secret Garden Framelits to cut out two leaves.
- Spritz Crinkle Ribbon with Water and apply Spun Sugar and Scattered Straw Distress Inks to the ribbon to color it. Crinkle it and heat it.
- Adhere a "clean" Tag to the back of your Tag.
- Wrap the ribbon around the tag and tie a bow.
- Adhere the leaves and the flowers to the tag using Glue Dots.
- Spray the Tag with Tattered Angels Guilded Gold Shimmer Mist.
- Rub Broken China Distress Paint into the letters of a Philosophy Tag. Attach a jump ring to it and then attach it to a Trinket Pin.
- Attach the pin to the ribbon.
- Finish the Tag by tying a piece of cord through the hole in the Tag and fray the edges.
Tim's 12 Tags of 2014 – April
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