I started with regular white cardstock and stamped the floral/weeds image (Tim Holtz) on it using gesso.... put some gesso on a cosmetic sponge or foam cut n' dry and then gently tap it onto the stamp. Next I rubbed Ecoline watercolor ink #578 sky blue (available from Quietfire Design) over the paper using a sponge leaving some areas lighter. Then I stamped the words (Tim Holtz) using Archival ink jet black and added highlights to some of the letters using the Inkssential white pen. Using the Tim Holtz ruler and an awl, I pierced around the edges and added marks with the Inkssential pen. Three 1/16th inch eyelets to finish it off.