As promised, here's the April tutorial that I tried from Tim Holtz's blog.
You will need: Craft Sheet, Designer paper, Acrylic Paint, (burnt umber used here) Shipping Tags, Clear Embossing Powder, Versamark pad, Stazon Black & White, Distress ink/Tea Dye, Adirondack Pitch Black, Craft Iron, pastel chalks, Walnut Ink, Acetate, assorted embellishments.
Start by cutting the DP the size of your largest shipping tag and stamp a large solid pattern using Versamark ink. Emboss with clear powder. Cover paper with acrylic paint and let dry.
Using a damp rag, wipe the paint off the embossed images to reveal the DP.
Stamp the crackle pattern over the entire layer and carefully wipe off the embossed areas.
Stamp desired images on the small shipping tag using Stazon ink.
Saturate using Walnut ink.
Crumple the tag up while still wet and smooth back out lightly.
Swipe the stamp pad across the crumpled tag to accent the peaks, then iron to flatten it and dry the tag.
Stamp the keys and sentiment using Stazon inks and highlight the keys with chalks.
(I stamped the sentiment on a strip of acetate so it did not blend into the layer) The bottom key
is partially on the acetate and partially on the layer.
Affix the stamped DP to the largest shipping tag, add a jumbo eyelet, Small tag, ribbons and hardware.
The key hole is vintage hardware from a recent antiquing trip. (I got 8 for $6)
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have found it helpful, have a great stamping day!
P.S. Beate asked me to do a tutorial on collage stamping for the Weekly Inkling over at Splitcoast, if you are interested it can be viewed HERE