Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Genuine Thanks Tag

Hi Friends:  Today's post is a Thanks tag to celebrate the Thanksgiving Season.  This was lots of fun to make.  Please see below for photos, process, challenges, and supplies.  Have a super day!

I started with a plain manila tag and used the Remnant Rub Resist technique to create the background, using the Distress Stains listed below.  To add more texture, I stitched around the edges of the tag with my sewing machine.  I stamped the leaf onto watercolor paper with Archival Jet Black ink, cut it with the matching die, then colored it using the Dimensional Coloring technique and the Distress Inks listed.  I mounted it to the tag with fun foam, then added some crazing medium and a thin layer of crackle paint to add more texture and make the leaf look a bit more aged.  I die-cut the word "Thanks" from cork paper, then layered it over some repurposed corrugated paper that was died with Distress Stain.  I also died some Linen Ribbon with the Distress Stains, used a bit of brown wired mesh from my stash, and tied them to the top of the tag.  I finished off with a Muse Token and a Trinket Pin.

Challenges Entered (Click on the Caption for the link):
SSS Wednesday Challenge:  Thanks

SSS Monday Challenge:  Thanks
Challenge #30 - Color Inspiration

Tim Holtz - November Tag

Heartfelt Freedom Festivities - ATG

Supplies Used:
Tim Holtz Idea-ology MUSE TOKENS (SSS)
Manila Tag (SSS)
Archival Jet Black Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Sizzix ALPHANUMERIC ONE INCH TALL Thinlits Die (SSS)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology LINEN RIBBON (SSS)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology TRINKET PINS (SSS)
Distress Stains (SSS):  Background: Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick, Forest Moss; Corrugate: Walnut Stain
Distress Inks (SSS):  Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick, Forest Moss
Tim Holtz Crackle Paint ROCK CANDY Distress Clear (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium CRAZING (SSS)
Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits LEAF BLUEPRINT Wafer Thin Die & Stamp Set (SSS)
DCWV Printed Cork Paper 6X6 pad
Other:  wired mesh, sewing machine, Sizzix Big Shot


  1. Awesome tag!! This would make a great entry over at the Emerald Creek Dares Challenge! :)

    1. Thank you. And thanks for the tip - I posted it at Emerald Creek Dares.

  2. A great take on this month's Tim tag, and a beautiful background you've created! Love this! Thank you for joining this month's challenge at Emerald Creek Dares! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  3. LOVE that you added the stitching...always eye catching. Wonderful color too. Great take!

  4. What a fantastic take Patti! I love the stitching, the gorgeous choice of rub-ons, and the awesome texture on your leaf. Fabulous! Hugs, Autumn

  5. Patti, I am such a fan of products from Tim and you put this together so nicely. Excellent technique and style

  6. Such a great tag! Love it!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Emerald Creek Dares!

    Claudia x


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