Not sure if you are in the loop or not, but today was the first day of Tim Holtz's Online Card Class called Creative Chemistry 102. You have to be a graduate of Creative Chemistry 101 before you can move on and sign up for this class. Check out the details HERE if you are out of the Tim Holtz loop. :)
I received an email early this morning that the online class was available and off I went to learn from the Master of Grungy and everything Inky! Fun fun fun! Tim knows his stuff and always has something new up his sleeve. If day one is a preview was it to come then I already give this weeks' classes a big Thumbs UP!
So getting back to my post. I love Club Scrap and when I recreate Tim's signature tags I always try to incorporate as many of the Club Scrap products as I can. I also know that not everyone has the time and energy to spend on making the kind of incredibly detailed and technique driven tags that Tim makes.
Here is how I made a quick Faux Tim Tag using Club Scrap's Pattern Basics paper (my secret weapon in making this tag fast).
|Spread CS Book Binding Glue to the surface of your tag.|
*tip- I made mine from cheap manila folders
|Position Pattern Basics Neutral paper on top of tag.|
Trim away any access paper and punch the hole.
|Ink around the edges of your tag using your favorite ink. |
I used Gathered Twigs Distress ink.
|Using a Tonic paper distress tool, run along the edges of the tag to rough them up a bit.|
|Stamp the Lock & Key quote to a piece of Papillon glittery blue cardstock and tear the bottom edge.|
Mat onto a piece of Versailles dark blue cardstock (tear bottom edge too) and add ribbons and key embellishment thru hole in tag.
|Continue stamping using the Lock & Key images to add interest to your background.|
The Comfort Zone texture stamp worked great to imitate Tim's famous Spritz and Flick technique.
|Using your hand instead of an acrylic block, ink the stamp in small areas and simply stamp randomly over the tag.|
|This tag came together very quickly because the background was already done thanks to the beautiful Pattern Basics Neutral paper.|