Monthly Tags | #6 – June 2011

Well, it’s time to start work on tag #7 and I’m just getting around to posting tag #6 (although it has been done for awhile now – CHA got in the way of actually posting it).

Like most of my tags, this tag is simple but has a few emotional themes set into the design.

Supplies – Patterned Paper: Tim Holtz idea-ology Paper Stash (Lost & Found), Lily Bee Design 6×6 pad (Picket Fence). Dies: Sizzix (Movers & Shapers Heart #2, Tim Holtz Alterations Tag & Bookplates). Stamp: Stampendous (Music Score). Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Black Soot). Embossing Powder: Ranger Super Fine Detail (clear). Embellishments: Marcella by Kay for Target (brad), Papertrey Ink (rustic button twine), Tim Holtz idea-ology (Game Spinners, Timepieces, Reinforcers). Sticker: Tim Holtz Salvage Stickers (Crowded Attic), unknown (ticket). Other: Tim Holtz idea-ology (Grungeboard). Pen: Zig Writer (black).

The music stamp in the background, which was stamped with Black Soot Distress Ink and then embossed, represents the music that I have turned to for comfort and company. I use it to express my feelings and to pick me up when I get down. My music collection is always playing from my iPhone or computer wherever I go. The auxiliary input on the stereo of my new Honda Civic I bought last Thanksgiving is almost my favorite feature on the whole car (I probably just made auto enthusiasts everywhere shudder).

The meaning of the heart is obvious, of course. I chose the patterned paper just because I thought it was pretty – I like the contrasting color of the dark red and the light blue. I cut the heart twice, once out of the patterned paper and once out of grungeboard, and layered them to give the element dimension.

The gamecard sticker not only provides the number for the tag, but it also carries the theme we’ve been living lately of “playing the cards we’ve been dealt” or “playing our cards right”. The ticket is basically functional – it works with the game theme of the card and with the color scheme while being functional by providing the date.

The clock has no hands on it because time mostly doesn’t seem to move at all for us. So instead I put the clock hands up on the baker’s twine that is tied through the tag’s hole, where they are decorative but non-functional.

I really don’t know what I would do without my Tim Holtz Alterations Tag & Bookplates die for my Sizzix machine! It was the first die that I bought and I use that thing like crazy!

And now…it is time to start work on Tag #7…which means I’ll be getting out that die again…

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