Welcome to the latest challenge celebrating Tim Holtz’s book, the Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 3. The new theme is Eroded Metallic (page 44). My focal image is for this project comes from Tim Holtz’s Way with Words stamp set. Highlighted links are affiliate links, which means I’ll earn a few cents on the purchase if you buy items from these links. Your purchase price is not affected in any way.
Layering a Stamped Sentiment
I can’t share with you the Eroded Metallic technique, but I’m happy to show how I layered my stamped sentiment onto two layers of manila card.
After I colored my tag and stamped my sentiment, I traced the tag (this is a jumbo one, by the way) onto scrap paper and stamped the sentiment there as well. Next I diecut the Chevron on-the-edge die, cut it in half, and ran it through my Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker.
Tag Art Tutorial – The Tricky Part
I placed the diecut pieces on the stamped scrap paper and stamped the sentiment on top of them.
I used the stamped sentiment on the scrap paper as a guide to be sure the text on the diecut pieces would be straight when I placed them on top of the tag. It doesn’t matter that they don’t line up on the trial stamp on the scrap paper. The adhesive from the Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker is repositionable, so after I heat set the ink I just peeled up the pieces and placed them directly over the stamped sentiment on my tag.
I finished off the tag with stenciling around the edges and ran it through my Zutter Distress-it-All to rough up the edges in a quick and easy way.
I used this technique back in 2013 with Tim’s flourish die… when I went to find it to include the link, I had to laugh when I saw I’d used this same sentiment stamp on that one! The little tag is from the Tiny Tabs & Tags die and I embellished it with an Idea-ology word charm and fastener.
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