Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 April - Happy

Just popping in to share my version of Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 for April. You can find the techniques and tutorial I used for the tag here. This is a challenge I love to participate in because I alway learn something new!! I have owned the Distress Marker Spritzer for a while now but this is the first time I have ever used it! 

I started with a #8 manila tag and covered it with a pretty, patterned paper from the Tim Holtz Wallflower paper line. Next I stamped the flowers with the Flower Garden Stamp Set and colored and added shading to the flowers with Distress Markers.

Then I used the Distress Marker Spritzer to add the speckles of ink. I love the effect. I don't why I waited so long to give this tool a try. 

I followed Tim's Tutorial to add the slit in the tag. The hearts are cut with the Tim Holtz Sizzix SHAPE STRIPS Thinlits Die. The heart is a Tim Holtz Idea-ology HEART CHARMS Custom Metal embellishment and I added a little heart to the center. Lastly I added machine stitching around the edges and dyed my ribbon to match the tag with a Distress Marker. 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is just beautiful Melody!!

  2. GREAT take on the tag. Just beautiful. :o)

  3. Your tag is just beautiful...the colored paper is soooo SWEET and it reminds me of a pretty flower garden!...I love your straight stitching tooo and in "white" soooo refreshing! LOVE IT!