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Monday, 5 September 2011

Mini Tag Pocket Folder (ala Tim Holtz and posted by Lesley E)

Hello Everyone,

I have another project for you today using the Art of Chess stamps together with a few more from the Chocolate Baroque catalogue.  I made the little pocket folder using a method demonstrated by Tim Holtz on his DVD An Altered Journey.

I used watch stamps and a mesh background stamp to build up a background on the lightweight card I used for my little folder and I tore relevant definitions from an old dictionary to stick in strategic places once the folding was complete.

 I blended inks onto my tags and used some sequin waste as a mask.  I also did some background stamping.  I stamped and embossed the chess pieces onto white card, cut them out and shaped them slightly and adhered with silicone glue to the tags.

On the inside of the folder I stamped some of the smaller chess pieces into melted UTEE (clear UTEE with some ordinary Burgundy Embossing Powder added) using a Brilliance inkpad and again used silicone glue to attach them.

For these two tags I pressed my Distress Inkpads onto my craft mat and spritzed lightly with water.  I scrunched up my tags and opened them out again before pressing them into the ink and then ironed them dry between copy paper.  I followed this with background stamping on the tags and then this time I stamped the chess pieces onto Glassine using Versamark ink and Sticky Stuff before adding the metal leaf, cutting out and adhering to the tags.
I'm sure there's more to come from the rest of the team so keep watching.

Lesley  Xx


  1. Wow Lesley that is so good love it. Suexxx

  2. Fabulous project Lesley, I am definitely warming to this set of stamps.Jean x

  3. great project Lesley, the tags are fabulous, loved the effect you have got! Am waiting for my stamps to arrive so i can play too.............

  4. Fantastic work Lesley, you have shown the stamps off perfectly.

    Hugs Ali x

  5. Absolutely stunning with the golden autumnal colours.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. This is a stunning project and I'm just longing to get my hands on those stamps. I'd forgotten all about that folder on the TH DVD so must definitely revisit that one.

  7. Stunning project Lesley. Wonderful Autumn colours

  8. This is gorgeous, looks like it was so much fun to make.
    Julie W x


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