Yet another monthly Tim Holtz tag done in the nick of time.  Actually, I made a card, not a tag.


I loved the patriotic theme of Tim’s July 2013 tag, but since I’m doing it at the end of July and don’t have the Old Glory die, I decided to use one of my favorites, the Caged Bird.


I felt bad sticking the little birdie behind bars, though, so I let him peek out. 🙂

Tim’s technique of coloring over Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint with Distress Stains gives such a cool effect. I used Broken China Distress Stain for the bird, Vintage Photo Distress Stain for the branch, and Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain for the birdcage.


Some of the other embellishments:


I also really liked Tim’s idea of stamping ribbon with Jet Black Archival Ink and then coloring patches with Distress Stains. I used Broken China and Wild Honey which make a pretty emerald green when mixed.


Oh, and lest I forget, today is What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday, so here’s a pic of my desk when I was done making this card.  Just about as messy as you’d expect. 🙂

Happy Woyww and Happy creating!

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21 thoughts on “WOYWW – July Tim Holtz Tag Caged Bird Card

    1. Don’t worry about pinning it, Kim, that’s why I started putting my watermark on my photos. Thanks for the tip on the Distress Stains at Joann’s!

  1. Hey! I like both Tim’s tag and yours! Some of his embellishments kind of don’t make sense, but that’s beside the point. Like the other commenters above, I love the colors you used–very summery. I also like the clever use of the beads. Nicely done!

    1. I’m pretty sure Tim was thinking about the firefighters in Arizona when he made his July tag. That would explain some of the embellishments.

  2. Oh, I love Your worksdesk. I’d like to be there like Alice in Wonderland.
    Your card is very beautiful and interesting with thouse small parts.
    Best wishes, Uuna (“70)

  3. I would have had the bird out of the cage too!! Lovely colours and a very pretty card.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog 🙂
    Hugs, LLJ 20 xx

  4. I really, really like this card a lot. Your colors and textures are beautiful. Great way to use the tags, I might have to re-think all those Christmas tags!! Thanks for stopping by the Fun Room this week!

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