As you know, I love all things Tim! At the beginning of a new month, his Tag is the first thing I look at when I open my computer. The 12 Tags Series has challenged everything I know about Paper Crafting and has helped me to grow both in my skills and in my confidence. Actually Winning for one of them was a highlight of this year! (January-You can see it HERE.) There are months I love my creation and months that I find recreating Tim’s Tag more challenging. This month was definitely one of those months! I love Vintage, Distress and Grunge! This month’s Tag takes those things to a whole new level!
You are actually looking through a corrugated cut out showing the leaf on the Tag underneath – cool, right?
I didn’t have the same colors of Distress Paints that Tim used. (I know! I thought I had everything too! LOL) I used the colors above and smushed them onto the Craft Sheet, spritzed with Water and ran the Tag through. The one on the left was the first tag – the colors blended together too much so I did a second tag (on the right) which was the one that I used for this project. The Tag on the right was Heat Set and then tapped into the remaining paint on the Craft Sheet and then Heat Set again.
I used my mini Walnut Stain Ink Pad to smash color into the Layered Leaf Embossing Stencil and ran my Tag through the Big Shot in the folder. Okay…so at this point, I got so carried away and dirty that I totally forgot to take pictures! You can see Tim’s Tutorial for the tag HERE. I used a Mini Blending Tool to spread some of the color onto the embossed leaf on the tag.
After applying Distress Embossing Ink through the Speckled Stencil, I sprinkled Heat & Stick Powder and heated it. I didn’t have Foil Sheets so I used little foil scraps that I had in my drawer and poured them over the top so that they would stick to the speckles on the leaf.
Next, I tore pieces of the backing paper of a corrugated piece of paper and cut the Layered Leaf from it. Then I applied Walnut Stain Ink with a Blending Tool and spritzed Walnut Stain Distress Stain Spray over it and Tarnished Brass Distress Stain Spray as well. (Yes! You definitely need the sprays too!) I used Glue & Seal – YES!!!! The Glue & Seal that hasn’t been available for a year! The Glue & Seal that Wendy Vecchi talks about all the time! Yes! That Glue & Seal is now available! Yay! – I attached the corrugated piece over the tag, lining up the cut out leaf over the embossed leaf so it would show through.
I used Here & Now from the Framed Alpha Parts and threaded a Black and Cream Ribbon from the Trimmings Set and tied it, fraying the edges. I attached an Arrow and a tiny label with a Remnant Rub.
I used the matching Distress Stains to dye a Crinkle Ribbon and tied it through the Tag.
All in all, it was a delicious distressed dirty mess but I’m sort-of happy with the way it turned out. I will definitely be taking another shot at it later in the month, though! LOL!