Vintage Wedding Tag

Sometimes I have a pretty good idea of what I want to create, but other times it's just a hazy feeling that evolves as it's being made. This tag is an example of the latter. I started off knowing only 2 things - I wanted to use a brayer for the background and use Tim Holtz products. 

I originally thought about brayering with brown ink but ended up choosing gray acrylic paint instead. Then I decided to blend some Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide with the gray to fill in the gaps, but this color is new to me and ended up being browner than I expected! However, I ended up liking the overall look and the Frayed Burlap looks almost cream colored in many areas.

Next, I chose various stamps from Tim Holtz Butterfly Melange and used a dark gray ink to make a collaged look. I really liked how it was going and thought about stopping, but also wondered how it would look with a layer of texture paste through a stencil... so I went for it and hoped I wasn't about to ruin everything, haha. I do love texture paste though, and I love the subtle look of the roses and leaves.

For the Faceted Heart, I used the same gray acrylic paint as the background but added a wash of black watercolor on top to darken the color. Overall, I'm really pleased with the final result and think this tag would be lovely paired with a wedding or anniversary gift!


Materials used for this project:
Tim Holtz Tag Collection dies
Tim Holtz Sizzix Faceted Heart Die
Tim Holtz Butterfly Melange stamps
Tim Holtz Roses Layering Stencil THS075
Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers
Distress Oxide ink pad in Frayed Burlap
Stampin Up ink pad in Basic Gray
Bristol Smooth paper
Texture paste
White gesso
Gray acrylic paint
3D Gloss Gel


  1. Your tag is truly gorgeous and you have used neutrals in a stunning way to create depth and interest. Love, love, love this tag! Thank you so much for joining us again at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog!

  2. I’m simply LOVING all the Tim Holtz Faceted Hearts tags that have been posted all over am sites in February, but YOURS is one of my absolute FAVES!!
    This truly embraces the neutral theme with such sweet delicacy!!!

  3. Fabulous tag and very romantic. Love the background with all that is going on because it makes the faceted heart really pop. Thanks for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.


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