Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a project of my own. I made this tag for the CHA show in January to feature some of the new Tim Holtz Alterations products. This tag was a quick one. I think the design of it could be easily adapted for a card or even layout embellishment.
To begin, I embossed a #8 manila tag with the Stripes Texture Fades folder. After embossing, I applied Peeled Paint, Broken China, and Walnut Stain Distress Inks to the raised areas of the tag using an ink blending tool.
I cut a bird and branch from Distress Cardstock by Core'dinations with the new Bird Branch die. I cut the bird away from the branch. I sanded the branch and inked the edges of the diecut with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I adhered the branch to my tag so that it was vertical.
I cut the bird part of the Bird Branch die cut with blue Core'dinations Distress Cardstock. I sanded the cardstock to reveal the color core to give the bird some color variation. I inked the edges of the bird with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I adhered the blue bird to the brown cardstock cut with the branch. For the bird's belly and beak, I tore a scrap of yellow Distress Cardstock. I laid the torn scrap on the die so that it covered just the beak and belly. After cutting the piece with the die, I inked the edges and adhered it to the bird. I used a black pen to add an eye to the bird. I adhered the bird on the branch.
I used the Inside Out die to cut the word "Tweet" from manila cardstock. I separated the inside letter from the border. I used Distress Ink on an ink blending tool to add color to the two parts of each letter. I added Walnut Stain Distress Ink to the pieces and reassembled the letters. I cut a Tattered Banner from a scrap of white cardstock. I colored it on both sides with an ink blending tool and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then stamped the rest of my phrase with archival ink.
When I adhered the banner to the tag, I placed the end of the banner under the branch. I curled the end so that it added some dimension to the tag. The effect reminded me of a piece of ribbon blowing in the wind and getting caught on a branch.
My favorite part of this tag is that it illustrates how easily you can use just the bird or the branch. I love a great bird die and a great branch. This one die gives me both! It has quickly become one of my favorite dies!