Sunday, September 30, 2012

12 Tags of 2012- September

Hi, Hope you all had a good weekend!

Quick post today so I can get my latest tag up and running - here's my take on Tim's September tag for the tags of 2012!

Although I didn't use the metallic background techniques that Tim did, I kept it similar enough while still using my smaller ATC size. My ATC is cut using G45 An ABC Primer line, and I used a new Spellbinder die I had called "Office Supplies"- to give me my notebook edge.  I added my 'typed' message by using chitchat stickers from Tim Holtz idea-ology line.  Just a simple messge "Live, Love, Create and Dream". 
To create my typewriter I diecut my shape from both chipboard and paper again from G45 An ABC Primer paper.  I used a silver leafing pen to highlight the metal parts. It looked too shiny so I sanded those areas down a bit while distressing and emphasing the other cut areas of the typewriter. 
I just LOVE this cute typewriter die from Tim's Alterations line.  It comes with the phone die, and you need to use the metal plate to cut by itself as these are mover shaper magnetic dies. They are just are so fun for cards, tags and small ATC projects like this one!  I couldn't put my hands on my small gears, so I improvised with my circle paper clips and screw head brads. 
That's it for now!

Ink:  Tim Holt'z Ranger - Brushed Cordoroy, silver leafing pen
Paper: G45 - An ABC Primer, chipboard
Tools: Tim Holtz Alterations Mover Shapers - Typewriter die, SpellBinders Office Supplies die
Embellishments:  Tim Holt idea-ology Chitchat sticker words, circular paper clips, screw head brads



Jacquie Southas said...

love the typewriter too - you definitely captured the distressed metal look!

Gloria Stengel said...

This is awesome, Karen. Again, I like yours better than Tim's!

Melody said...

Love the typewriter! Looks great on the tag!