Instructions and Tim Holtz Tag

So this month I had some of the product Mr. Holtz used on his tag so I used them.  I started out cutting a tag from the Tim Holtz tag and tie die out of watercolor paper.  I used the small size tag because I have the small size pumpkin blueprint stamp so I just scaled the whole thing down. 

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I found a background stamp to use, it is the one I use a lot when needing a large background stamp.  I have very few background stamps this large.  This is a stamp along with most of my rubber stamps that I unmounted and didn't write on them who the manufacturer was.  So I used this unknown stamp and white picket fence distress paint to make the background on the small tag.  I rolled the paint onto the stamp with a small Ranger brayer.

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I used ground espresso, hickory smoke, and black soot spray distress stain on the background over the picket fence distress paint. 

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I then inked the outer edges of the tag with ground espresso ink using the ink tool.

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I then took the small pumpkin blueprint stamp and stamped the tag once using the entire stamp and stamped twice on white watercolor paper.

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I then took some Heidi Swapp gold foil and used the Ranger glue stick around the edges to get the distress gold foil look.  I then dried the glue so the foil would stay where it belongs.

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I then cut out the pumpkins and painted them using distress markers.  I used that embossing tool to make the middles on the pumpkin stand out.  I then used foam to stick the pumpkin on the tag, and used more foam to stick the stem onto the pumpkin and tag.  I used the Tim Holtz spritzing tool with black soot distress marker to make the black dots on the pumpkin.

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I used the alphanumeric dies to cut fall out of cork.  The tag was not big enough to use autumn and the cork was not thick enough to tape the dies, cut, and pull the tape off the cork without the cork breaking up, so I settled for Fall.  I inked the cork edges with ground espresso.

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I cut some linen ribbon and inked it with ground espresso.  Then I dug out an arrow and tied some jute around it.  I also put a small enamel heart on the right side of the Fall word.

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And here is the finished tag in all it's glory.  Thank you for looking.

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