Sunday, January 15, 2012

Grungy Monday - Tim Holtz Valentine Tag

I made this card for the Grungy Monday Challenge. The challenge is to use a Tim Holtz technique from the 12 Tag of Christmas on a non-Christmas item. So I chose to use several of the techniques I used on the tags on this Valentine's Tag - the main technique I used on the heart is the way he treated the snowman on this tag. The sponsor of Grungy Monday is Simon Says Stamp a great place to get Tim Holtz items. Thanks for taking a look!

For this tag I used Valentine paper from the Tim Holtz seasonal paper pack. I inked the edges with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and sprayed it with Interference Red Pearl Mist For the bottom I punched grunge paper with a scallop border, covered it with Fired Brick Distress Stain and then put Fired Brick Distress Stickles on it (you can't really see the sparkles in the photo). Then I put 7 Gypsies buttons on the scallop trim. 

I die cut the Valentine on grunge paper and covered it with Worn Lipstick Crackle Paint. When it dried I covered the heart with Fired Brick Distress Stain. For the numbers I covered chipboard numbers with Spun Sugar Distress Stickles and adhered them to the heart. I adhered the heart to the tag with foam tape. I cut out the XO from paper pack, inked the edges with Work Lipstick Distress Ink and attached it to the tag with foam tape and added a Tim Holtz paper clip. I added ribbon and tulle to the top of the tag. Thanks for taking a look!!

1. Tag - #8 - Ranger
2. Paper - Seasonal - Tim Holtz
3. Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick - Tim Holtz
4. Distress Stain - Fired Brick - Tim Holtz
5. Crackle Paint - Worn Lipstick - Tim Holtz
6. Distress Stickles - Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick - Tim Holtz
7. Ribbon - Riding Hood Red - Stampin' Up
8. Perfect Pearls Mist - Interference Red


  1. What a fab tag Donna! Love the background you created... there is so much work in this, I love it!

  2. Lovely seasonal tag. Lovely background and a good take on Tim's tag!

  3. I cannot do grunge at all but you've done a great job. I love all the detail!


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