Birthday Tag for a Male


Yesterday, I was held hostage in Walgreens while Fun-Sized Chick (my 13 yr. old), looked at One Direction ephemera.  I decided to look for a birthday card for an old, dear friend.  Then I had a smack-myself-in-the-head moment and thought–“I can do that!”

BD Tag Man

This is what I came up with.

Using Tim Holtz’s book, A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. II, I used the ‘spritz and flick distess’ technique (p. 42), as well as,  the ‘texture fade’ technique (p. 64) using “soot”.

ink and stamp supplies

I have a rather small supply of of inks, stamps, etc. built up.  What I used was a Fiskars birthday stamp on a cardstock scrap, distressed with “soot”, my Christmas postmark stamp was rolled on with my fingers, and a Holtz embossing folder on a scrap.  I ripped a portion of a page from a math book and applied it  across the tag distressing it with “tea dye”.  It still needed something so I tried a gasket and some washers.  Notice how on the bottom-most washer is right after the 7 to make a 70?


After I selected the washers, it still seemed a little bare.  (It’s hard to know when to quit, isn’t it?)


It finally received black bias tape as a ribbon and attached along the front with a string of bits and bobs using a macro attacher–(ha, desktop stapler).  If you’ll look closely, you’ll also see I added a grommet thing into the hole of the tag as well.  That about does it!  Thanks so much for joining me–I’ll see you soon!

TAG, You’re it!


BD Tag Man

I’m linking with:

Oma’s Crafts

2 responses »

  1. what a great tag! perfect male project!
    Thanks for sharing and playing along with us over at 3 Girl Jam challenge blog!!
    3GJ DT

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