Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Unexpected surprise


Today, Tim Holtz posted that he was going to break from tradition.  Usually, he does a program called "12 Tags of Christmas", a treat that we Tim-fans eagerly look forward to every year.  But this year, he decided to do the "12 Tags of 2012" instead, creating a tag every month to celebrate different holidays throughout the year.

I had plans to work on some altered canvases tonight - which I did - sort of.  I started them.  Then....I couldn't help myself.  I had to do the Tim tag.  I'm not much for tags - don't use them for anything, so I made mine into a card.

Tim has a place for his followers to post these projects on his blog.  (He's nice like that.  :)  )  I'll be posting mine over there when I'm done here.  For your viewing pleasure....

I started with a piece of white cardstock the same size as the front of the card and ran it through the Vagabond to produce the embossed heart background.  I inked the background with Fired Brick Distress Ink and darkened the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  Then, I painted the raised hearts with some white acrylic paint.

The ruffled calligraphy print is Tim Holtz Tissue Tape.  It's sticky, so it's very easy to form it into a ruffled effect.  The rose started out as ordinary white tissue paper.  The tissue paper was colored with a Copic Marker, cut, shaped into a flower and hot glued onto the card.  The leaves are made of while vellum, colored with a Copic Marker.  The heart is chipboard, painted white, and glittered with a mixture of two of Martha Stewart's glitters - garnet and brownstone.  The ribbon was white ribbon I colored with the same Copic marker as the rose.  I put together the beads from some jewelry findings I have and attached them to a card with one of Tim Holtz's trinket pins.  Finally, I stamped the tag and inked it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  


  1. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. beautiful Kathy you r truly a multi gifted lady

  3. Nice take on Tim's tag that you made into a card, I agree, far more useful, but then I do make my tags into cards!

  4. Hmmm...Good idea, Bella. I might explore that possibility. :)

  5. looks great, very creative and pretty!

    Visiting from Tim's 2012 Tags