Starting with a white tag I followed TH's instructions to mix some a regular ol' Distress Stain with a metallic distress stain; I chose walnut ink (because I am apparently genetically unable to follow his lead to a T - the only other 2 colors I have are orange and blue) & gold metallic stain. No go. The walnut was WAY too dark. Pretty, but dark. For version 2, I opted for walnut distress ink with the gold metallic stain. I inked and dried a few more times to get a splotchy, shiny background. Rubbed a little more walnut ink around the edges and then stamped my tree image with black dye ink.
Next I scrunched up and stuck on some musical washi tape and stapled on some tinsel-y looking trim. (Debated inking up the tape, but glad I decided against it.) I liked his use of a sentiment, but am metallic paper-less so I opted for one of his tags which I scrunched and dabbed with more walnut ink.
Noelle was stamped with dye ink and colored with Copics a bits of Stickles before I cut her out. She is lifted off the background with dimensional foam dots.
I initially dyed the ribbon brown and metallic gold - too dark again. The second version was a mix of Fired Brick and Barn Red inks mixed with a smidge of Walnut ink and gold metallic stain. A couple of little lightbulbs later and it was a done deal.
These are Tim's tags. Do you see the resemblance?