as seen here on his website.
And here is my rather different one:
Scratching your head? Let me walk you through my thought process.
• I don't have many frame or silhouette stamps so I improvised with a simple stamp that would take to embossing well (the skull).
• I don't have any embossing folders with blank middles so I investigated a double embossing technique that will provide the same effect. Hard to tell in the finished tag, but the circle is embossed.
• Instead of pulling out the acrylics I just rubbed some distress inks over the embossed grid background.
• His rose embellishment totally reminded me of the scroll die I have so I cut them out on black cardstock and blinged them up with some black stickles . I also made some "ugly" flowers using distress stains, pigment ink and embossing powder. (My fingers are getting really swampy-colored now with a mixture of brown, orange and green inks.)
• Deciding bling was the way to go I added some to the sentiment, plopped some rhinestone eyeballs on the skull, and punched a strip or glittery black tape with a drippy punch.
• After that I dinged up the outside of the tag by running the edge of my scissors along it. Then I dragged that across my distress pads and dabbed the edges in water so the color would wick up the side a bit.
• And finally I dyed the ribbon with more distress stain and some olive Glimmer Mist. (Now my fingers are really grungy..BUT with a hint of green sparkle!) I ripped up the ribbon ends a bit too for a little added distressedness.
This doesn't resemble Tim's tag at all, but it did get me in my crafty zone and playing around with stuff for my favorite holiday.
Here's what I used:
Off to give my fingers a good scrubbing ...