Saturday, April 30, 2016

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016: April

Welcome back to my blog!  It has been a while since I have posted, but I have been busy.  I moved my craft room from an upstairs bedroom into my converted dining room.  I am still getting settled but I really like being closer to the "heart" of the house, rather than stuck in a far away bedroom.  It is also fun to be able to invite friends over to craft and have enough room for everyone!  I will be doing a new craft room tour as soon as I am a little more settled.  I have also been working on making some jewelry that I will share about in a future post.  Stay tuned!

I know, I waited until the last minute, but I finally my tag for this month.  I just love Tim's tag, using the Ranger Mosaic Kit.  You can read more about it  here.  I missed last month, due to various reasons, but I really wanted to complete this month's tag because I love the mosaic kit.  I've used it on a few other items in my craft room already and I was anxious to try it on a card.  Here is my completed tag (which is really a card):

I used the Tim Holtz Watering Can die and the Wallflower Paper Stash.

While I was waiting for the grout to dry, I cut out some florals using the Tiny Tattered Florals dies.

I colored the flowers with some orange and yellow distress ink.

While the flowers were drying, I added the paper "tiles" to my Watering Can die cut.

For the background, I used Distress Woodgrain cardstock.  I applied some Picket Fence Distress paint to my craft sheet and rolled my mini brayer through the paint.  Unfortunately, I had some ink left over on my craft sheet (always clean your craft sheet after inking!) so the paint was a little tinted when I applied it on my cardstock.  It was really not noticeable in the end so I didn't get too worried about it.

When the paint dried, I added a little Distress Stain.

When everything was dry, I assembled my card, using a Simon Says Stamp "Mom" die and a phrase from a Tim Holtz Chit Chat pad.

I chose to make a Mother's Day card.
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