Live The Life You've Imagined!
This is one of my favorite sayings and it's on a few Tim Holtz Stamps, I decided this was the saying that I wanted to go with for this tag.
For the project today, I entering the following challenges:
SanDee & Amelia's Steampunk Challenge - The challenge over there is "Altered Playing Cards", this is my first time playing with them and I am really having fun with it. I will have to play more often with SanDee and Amelia
Fun With ATCs - Texture is the theme there and I created texture with the embossed metal and my playing card is ATC size.
To start with this tag I sanded a little bit onto my playing card to give it some tooth and prep it for the Distress Paint.
I then went over the entire card with some peeled paint - Distress Paint, I wanted to card to show through and it worked perfectly. I also went around the edges of the card with black soot distress ink.
For my tag I dabbed several colors of Distress paint onto my craft sheet and spritzed with water and then ran my tag through.
I also stamped with Archival ink and a Tim Holtz word stamp
I used more paint dabbers in several colors for my cardboard pieces that I used. These turned out so cool, I just love how the colors run together.
I used metal tape and several alcohol inks and a Tim Holtz clockworks embossing folder to create my piece of metal. I also went over the top after it had been embossed with Black Soot distress ink.
In order to create a pocket (so that the playing card can be pulled out) I only tore off the paper backing of the tape in the areas I wanted to stick to the tag and left the rest of the brown paper.
I used a piece of card stock with writing on it and colored it with distress inks. I stamped my sentiment with Archival black ink. The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz stamp set called "Odds and Ends"
Lastly I used apiece of Tim's tape measure ribbon and stained it with a combo of distress paints and alcohol inks to colorize it. I'm sorry, forgot to photograph that part.
I added some other elements and lots of Tim's Findings
This is how it all came together... (notice the measuring tape on the right side here)
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial for today, please feel free to email me or leave a comment if you have questions. I really try to answer all question and usually reply to all comments.