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Welcome to the latest challenge celebrating Tim Holtz’s book, the Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 3. Our new theme is Eroded Metallic (page 44). I chose a sentiment stamp from Tim Holtz's Way with Words stamp set for my focal image. Highlighted links are affiliate links. This means I'll earn a few cents from Amazon if you buy items from these links. Your purchase price is not affected in any way.
Layering a Stamped Sentiment
While I can't share the Eroded Metallic technique, I am 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 onto scrap paper. In addition, I stamped the sentiment on the scrap paper. 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. Adhesive from the Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker is re-positionable, which is delightful. For this reason, I easily peeled off the pieces and placed them directly on top of 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 embellished the little round tag with an Idea-ology word charm and fastener.
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