Tim Holtz’s September tag uses a technique that is one of my favorites—faux metal. It’s just so much fun to see a plain manila shipping tag turn into a piece of metal! The alcohol ink colors I used are Denim, Pitch Black and Ginger. Tim uses steel wool to burnish off the ink and make it look more worn. Here, I’ll admit to being a wimp. I cannot stand using steel wool on foil—it gives me the heebie jeebies, big time. Anyway, I like the look of the blended colors WITHOUT the burnishing.
I do not have the typewriter die that Tim used on his tag, but I do have some Artistic Outpost stamps I’ve been wanting to use. The typewriter stamp is from the Secretary Pool set, and the sentiment, “read,” is from the My Favorite Book set.
I decided to make the theme of this card fit with the current challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show, Read All About It. I love to read, and a lot of my stamps and other supplies are along the theme of school, learning, reading. This particular book, from which I took the text for the tag, is a very old one I have on hand from my days of teaching gifted students. I decided that taking it apart and using it in my projects would be a fitting way to “memorialize” the old favorite from my library.
Also entering this one in Really Reasonable Ribbon Back to School and Ribbon Challenge. AND, what fun to submit an entry to the very first challenge ever at Anything But a Card Challenge Blog (suits my style just fine!!)!
(Have I mentioned that I LOVE the tiny attacher tool!!!)