Tim posted his February tag a few days ago and I managed to fit in some crafting time this weekend that started with the tag.
So...any time I've followed along with Tim's tags - and I have for about four years now - I always approach my creation in the same way. I follow his techniques and then create my own design, using what I have on hand, since not all of us have all of the products (well...I have them but I have to send them to customers...ohhh...it's hard not to shop from my own store whenver the mood strikes! LOL!)
This month's tags included the following items that I wanted to be sure and incorporate into my tag:
1) Kraft core embossed paper
2) A main image that resembled a card
4) Using Distress Markers
5) Using Distress Stain
6) Incorporating metal
7) Using foam tape to pop up one part of the main image
First I created the background of my tag just like Tim did in his tutorial...Barn Door Distress Stain, aged the edges, Black Soot Distress Ink. Then, since I don't have the stamp set he used, I just grabbed a text stamp that I love and stamped portions of it a few times on the background.
Then I grabbed my stash of Kraft Core-dinations cardstock (yes, I think I'm adding this back to the store...it's just too good not to share!), ran it through my Vagabond in a Tim-designed embossing folder, sanded the embossed areas, tore the edges, and attached the pieces to the top and bottom of the tag.
Next came my main image....I did snag this great stamp set, She Sprouted Wings (Unity), from the store and stamped it once on cream cardstock (note that I am out of watercolor paper! This is tragic!). I then used a ruler and a black Zig pen to toss in a few lines...kind of like that playing card look. Got to work with my Distress Markers...When I watercolor with the markers, I scribble on my non-stick craft sheet, and then use a water brush to pick up water and apply it to the paper. Once my little lady was colored, I cut out my "card" and attached it, with foam tape, to the tag (with aged edges..of course)! Next I stamped the image again, colored just the wings, cut them out and attached them to the main image.
Then my lady got a crown...of course...
My last step was to add the twine (OK, never considered using my blending tool and Distress Ink to color the white part of the twine...duh...), sentiment and label sticker. Oh, and the tag "string" made out of tissue tape....yet another time I smacked my head and said, "why didn't I think of that?!"
Hope you enjoyed today's tag...Head on over to Tim's blog to play along!!