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!”
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”.
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!
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