Thursday, August 2, 2012

ATC based on Tim's August 2012 Tag

I made an ATC based on the techniques Tim Holtz used in his August 2012 Tag.  I don't have an oval frame stamp to fit in an ATC with a matching frame embossing folder, or any silhouette stamps, so I decided to see what give a similar look. Stamped a square frame on point on a manila tag with black soot Distress Ink, covered with black embossing powder and heat set.
 I choose a square frame on point so I could use a regular embossing folder to more easily emboss the areas outside of the frame. Placed on corner in the embossing folder and ran through the Cuttlebug.
 Choose another part of the embossing folder to emboss another corner. To fit through my machine, I folded one corner of the tag up and over the embossing folder (this piece will get  embossed later).
 Choose another part of the folder to do the third corner, note how I move the embossing folder to the far side to keep the card on the platform.
 Choose another part of the embossing folder to emboss the final corner (the one that had been folded up earlier).
 I like how this turned out.
 Used felt pad on applicator to pick up pick sherbet Acrylic Paint to dab over the raised dry embossed areas.
 Used a corner rounder to cut the corners, and an applicator to apply a variety of brown Distress Inks over the tag.
 Used slightly damp paper towel to remove the Distress Ink off the acrylic paint. Used a distressing tool to rough up the edges of the card.
Made an antique rose and petals similar to the technique Tim shows on the video on his blog post and adhered to the bottom of the card. Sprayed antique gold Perfect Pearls mist over the card & flower (I was a bit "heavy handed" with the spray). Cut out the center of the frame area and added a vintage image. Added a "timeless" sticker to the top and a small metal key charm. Like the look of these techniques.

10 comments:

heavenlycrafting said...

Love that you turned the tag into an atc. The embossing folder trick is brilliant I would never have thought to do that. It really stands out. Love it!

Cynthia said...

WOW. I can't believe you got all that deliciousness on an ATC! WELL DONE!!

miss laballade said...

belle idée que de tourner le tag à l'embossage !
merci de la partager avec nous
i love it

Lourdes said...

Absolutely LOVELY!....thanks for sharing your trick

Bonnie said...

Thanks for sharing the embossing around the frame trick! Great take on the challenge

BJ said...

love how you embossed round a stamped frame, very effective. BJ

Sue said...

Beautiful interpretation of tim's tag. LOVE it! (maybe even better than his!)

Sue said...

This is beautiful & soooo clever. Love the overall effect. Sx

EmeralDQueen said...

You were very creative on making that part of the tag not emboss, great job beautiful tag love the image!!!

Scrappy-go-Lucky Mandy said...

This is so pretty. Thanks for sharing your embossing folder tip. That is genius and I will definitely give it a go!