Happy Saturday bloggers!! Today we are so excited to have Tammy Tutterow on the blog with a beautiful fall themed tag created with all kinds of fun Tim Holtz products!! The details and colors on this project are amazing! Enjoy!
I love how September brings such change when the heat of summer gives way to the crispness of fall air. I spent the first day of fall this year with the windows open in my studio enjoying the fresh cool air. As I reached for my supplies, I found myself picking up things with fall in mind. I decided to create a tag that celebrated the season and the time when the trees in my yard are full of a mix of the leaves of summer and fall.To create my tag, I first misted Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Stains (I keep a mister bottle of each color for misting) onto a #8 manila tag. I misted the tag with water to blend the colors. After drying, I used an ink blending tool to apply Scattered Straw and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks to the edges of the tag. I embossed the tag with the Tim Holtz Woodgrain Texture Fade. After embossing, I lightly stamped the raised areas of the tag with my favorite script stamp, Hero Arts Old Letter Writing using Jet Black Archival Ink.
To embellish the tag, I stamped the Tim Holtz BluePrint leaf from the new Framelits stamp and die set onto vellum using Jet Black Archival Ink. I colored the leaves with Distress Ink Markers, blending the colors with a water brush. After drying the vellum, I die cut the leaves using the matching Framelits die. I brushed the die cut leaves with Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Distress Crack Paint. While the paint was still wet, I sprinkled a small pinch of Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles Glitter onto it to add a bit of sparkle.
To embellish the tag, I adhered the leaves along with a few small twigs from my yard to the front of the tag. I dyed a piece of Crinkle Ribbon to match the tag and tied it around the top of the tag. I stamped and die cut a label from a piece of manila from my scrap bin. The piece was a project fail on the front, but was super cool looking on the back. I thought using it for a label would add a touch of fun color. I added the sentiment to the label and adhered it to the front of the tag. I off set the text a little so that I could wrap a bit of the label around to the back of the tag. I added a couple of Tiny Attacher Staples to the ends of the label.I love how the finished tag turned out. I think it captured just what I love about the start of fall. Isn’t it fun how we can capture that type of feeling and memory with simple supplies like paper, stamp, and inks?