Saturday, February 23, 2013

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013

Hi Crafty Peeps,

Well, here is my February tag for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013!  I always try to incorporate elements into my designs that will make them uniquely mine.  I love the tag that Tim gave us for inspiration, and I figured keeping the Queen of Hearts as the focal would make my tag true to the inspiration, but then I could do me with all the other elements.

Okay so here is Tim's Tag:

And here is mine:

This project was featured on March 3, 2013

Here is how I created this project. 

The Tag: The tag itself is made from corrugated cardboard.  Both sides were painted with Decoart Red and Silver Metallic Acrylic Paint.  The edges were then inked with TH Black Soot Distress Ink.

Queen of Hearts:  I took one card from a playing deck and inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.  I  then covered a piece of heavy weight card stock with masking tape and embossed it using the TH Poker Face Embossing Folder.  After trimming the the embossed pieced, it was covered with red acrylic paint which was wiped off with a paper towel.  After the red paint was dried, a coat of black acrylic paint was applied and then wiped down and allowed to dry.

Bottom Border.  I cut a piece of card stock 2 3/4 inches by four inches and embossed it using the TH Love Set #2 embossing folder.  I cut off a one inch strip and placed it aside.  The remaining 1 3/4 inch strip was inked with TH Festive Berries and Black Soot DI. 

 I cut a 3/4 inch strip of G45 Core Impressions Timeless collection and sanded it down.  To this I attached a piece of twine secured by two brads.

Single Heart:  This is a chipboard die cut heart.  The frame was coated with Versamark and embossed with silver powder.  I embosed the heart, sanded it lightly to get the grainy texture.

It was nice being able to create my own faux metal embellishments.  I am also getting a big kick out of seeing what I can do with corrugated cardboard!

Thanks for stopping by!

This project has been entered into the following challenges:

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2013 - February
Crazy 4 Challenges - Anything Goes
The Art Ezine - Online Magazine of Art with No Boundaries


  1. Brilliant tag. You've done a great job here. Jx

  2. Hey Sweetie~Did you put this on both of your blogs? I thought I commented on it. I have got to learn how to do the faux metal. Yours looks fantabulous! I had to share it with my hubby! Love ya~Patti

  3. Love your tag!!!! Fabulous design, love the embossing, the cards and the layers! It turned out beautifully! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. Hi Chana, Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece in the Interactive Zone of the February issue of the Art With No Boundaries Ezine. This is a fabulous art tag and I love what you have done with the foil tape. I first saw this technique in a craft magazine back in the late 70's only then they were using tin foil glued over pieced cardboard instead of embossed foil tape and I love your interpretation and the depth it adds to your beautiful tag.

    Sorry this comment is so late, I came to view your gorgeous tag before but was not feeling well and decided to come back and comment when I felt better.

    :) Chris / CS Designs


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