I'm doing the tags this year. I've also decided not to run out and buy every product he uses, but to try, for the most part, to improvise with what I have. I have LOTS of stuff - so much that it makes "normal" people gasp when they see my room bursting with supplies!
(I did tag 1 and posted that on the Facebook site. I decided I'd rather share them here so I can tell you all about my interpretation of the tag techniques).
Tag 2 above - Tim makes a custom stamp pad for this so the pine needles are green and the cone brown, hard to do with one stamp pad! I "painted" the tag with a brush dipped in distress ink instead - think it's much quicker. Distress inks stay wet for quite awhile, so you can finish painting and still have wet ink to hold the embossing powder.
Tim uses a great speckle stamp around the border - I spritzed on some ink from a toothbrush. I've ordered that stamp (despite good intentions noted above) because I think it's one I'll use often. I'll try not to rationalize a purchase for each tag, but he uses such cool stuff...
Tag 3 - my favorite so far. Tim uses a die cut for the little birdie - I found a template online and reduced it to fit. This is the first time I've used Grunge paper (from my stash) . I stamped it with a sheet music stamp and sprayed it with red glimmer mist. The Grunge paper really gets saturated with color. The flower is made with tissue tape, crimped onto a small card stock circle - super easy and it looks so cool. The tape is really easy to use; it's just tacky enough to stick but lifts easily if you want to reposition it. I've had the tissue tape for awhile and just wasn't sure what to do with it - now I know!
I need to get going - I'm already 3 tags behind!