The first step was to punch some tags from Bristol paper. Then I punched the holes in the top of the tags using my big bite. Then I took my Tim Holtz Distress Embossing ink and covered about half the tag with ink by pressing down and the smearing it from side to side. I checked to make sure the tag was covered with a good coat of embossing ink.
Then I covered the card in emossing powder over a piece of paper. I tapped off the excess and used a dry paint brush to remove the powder from areas on the card where I did not want it. Then I used my heat tool to activate the powder.
I am so glad I did this because I didn't realize the different textures of embossing powder. I thought they all had an enameled look.....I was wrong. The Tim Holtz Distress Powders tend to have a rough patchy texture. For instance "Black Soot" reminds me of how the roof of a house would appear. The Stampendous and Recollections brands tend to have an enameled appearance. Although, Recollections "Silver" had the look of crinkled aluminum foil. Stampendous "Gold Tinsel" has a very glittery look to it. The large tag at the bottom is what started this project. I took a Perfect Medium pen and rubbed a line, added embossing powder and heat embossed. While I was playing I thought, how am I going to remember what these look like and bam, I remembered the tag system.