This is Tim's gorgeous creation:
The words are formed by gluing grungeboard letters and shapes to the tag, covering them with a thin metal sheet, then using a paper stump to work around the letters and shapes until they pop. Tim used pieces from the mini set, which I don't have, so my letters are larger. All that means is I had room for one less word.
This is how mine came out:
Tim used the very thin metal that comes with an adhesive backing. I don't have that, so I used a regular sheet of metal (which I suspect is a wee bit thicker) and sticky tape on the back. It took a bit of elbow grease to get the letters to stand out, but I think it worked well.
Alcohol inks are applied to the tag in sections. Tim used the refillable pens, but I only have one, so I dabbed on the colors with a piece of felt. Then a light sanding across the tops, followed by a very light coat of black paint, which was almost immediately wiped off and also sanded a bit.
To accent the sections, the Tiny Attacher was used as though the staples were hand sewn stitches. Some straight, some cross stitches, some zig zag. Very cool.
Tim added a metal snowflake; I used his technique of painting foliage pieces to resemble a poinsettia and placed that on the bottom:
I glued a snowflake on my tag before adding the metal, and just had to put a little bling in the center. You can also see the staple "stitches" in this close up:
Are we really up to Tag 10? Only two to go? How sad I'll be!