As promised in my Feeling Royal post, I owed ya’ll a Tim Holtz tag for this month. Making that card gave me some excellent practice with his faded alcohol ink technique. So for my tag, I got the look I wanted on the 1st try and thankfully didn’t waste any glossy cardstock this time. Give a big ol’ fat YIPPEE!
• “Rays” Tim Holtz layering stencil
• “Autumn Gatherings” Sizzix/Tim Holtz decorative strip die
• “Life Quotes” and “Words” Tim Holtz remnant rub-ons
– pumpkin trio: “Harvest Hello” by Stampin’ Up
– small pumpkin and sign: “Fall for All” by Stampin’ Up
– large pumpkin: “Halloween Critters” by Hampton Art
– music text: “French Music” by WOW!
• various alcohol inks
For my tag, I mostly followed Tim’s tutorial (seen here). However, I jazzed up my stamped image a tidbit. First, I stamped my sign and large pumpkin onto a scratch piece of paper and cut them out to make simple masks. Using said masks, I stamped my images onto the tag in sepia and jet black archival ink. Finally, I picked up alcohol inks stored in my ink palette with a alcohol ink pen filled with blending solution, adding some color and detail. Be careful when you do this, because the blending solution will wash away the archival ink as well.
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This tag has been entered into the following blog challenges:
• “12 Tags of 2014 – September” from Tim Holtz
• “A Haunting Halloween” from Frilly and Funkie
• “The Witching Hour/Halloween” from Pile It On
• “Color Coordinates Inspiration” from Simon Says Stamp
• “Finishing Touch” from Simon Says Stamp (Monday)
• “Use Punches and/or Diecuts” from The Crafter’s Cafe
• “Dies and Punches” from Cute Card Thursday
• “Die Cuts and Punches” from Make My Monday
• “Something old, Something new” from Incy Wincy Designs *old=stamps, new=die*
• “Anything Goes” from Brown Sugar