I love the way T!m Holtz puts things together, he is a pretty talented guy. My problem, is that I don't have half the stuff that he does, so I had to try to find a way to do it on my own! I needed a tag for Dylan's school party gift, and made a tutorial of it right away, so you could do the same thing.
So, you need an ink pad, and a nice shiny piece of plastic. I used a bag. I mushed the ink-pad down on the plastic, spreading it around. The more white you want, the less ink you lay down. The you spritz your plastic with water to make it runny. Then you lay your tag down on it. I made mine to be 3 X 4.5 and cut the corners off. Just press it down. The more you move it around the more saturated it will be. You will see in the next picture that, for my taste, I got to much ink on the tag. The color I used was mellow moss on a whisper white tag.
Now, I stamped the flannel plaid with always artichoke (boy tag). Because you stamp the background over the top, it doesn't matter what the tag looks like when you take it off the plastic. You want it to look mottled, and rustic.
I tore a piece of white CS, and rubbed all the edges on the artichoke ink-pad. I glued it onto the tag, and then clear embossed the Extreme Snowboarder on artichoke CS.
Here is my finished tag, ready for the gift. I added a jumbo eyelet on the to for the ribbon, and also rubbed the edge of the tag in the artichoke ink pad, as well. I also stamped some snowflakes on the torn layer in stamped off moss. I think it turned out really good. Have fun and happy stamping!!