This is the first tag I've ever made and it was actually supposed to be for a challenge in a group on Facebook that I belong to. When I went back to find out how to enter it I found other stipulations to the rules that I just wasn't really interested in doing so I won't be entering it. The original requirements were to use 3 elements...inking, stencil and modeling paste.
So, for my background, I used a Tim Holtz technique. I inked the white cardstock background directly from two different distress ink pads; Wilted Violet and Salty Ocean. Then sprinkle clear embossing powder over all and heat emboss just until it turns clear. Then rubbed Black Soot over all and then wiped off excess with a paper towel. I stamped my images with Ranger Jet Black Archival ink (it must be permanent ink). Then I inked the edges with the archival ink. Used my stencil and homemade texture paste. Added trim at the bottom, ribbon and charms at the top. That's all there is to it! I just love the background texture from the embossing. The stamps are Tim Holtz Urban Grunge clear stamp set.