Boy, Tim sure makes it look easy. His instructions for this plaid background looked easy enough. But this tag is about the 8th one I attempted... and that I liked well enough to stamp on. At first I was going the wrong way with the applicator and alcohol inks and everything was smooshed together. When I finally figured that out, I had some really, really ugly color schemes. I finally settled on this one, but by that time I wasn't up to much else, so my stamping is pretty simple. Didn't think the twine would look to good on this one, so I went with the gold cord instead.
Here's my lightbulb moment of the day: Yesterday we used radiant pearls and water to flick gold spots on our tag. Couldn't find them today -- even though I just used them yesterday and know they are still somewhere on my craft table. But necessity being the mother of invention, I discovered that a Krylon pen will give the same effect. I simply pooled some on my work surface and picked it up with a paintbrush and flicked it just like Tim showed. I actually got better coverage (but don't tell Tim that:)