I was inspired by the foil texture technique that May Flaum taught us about last week at Camp Scrap. Alas, I did not have any of that cool foil that sticks right on the tag, so what could I use? I decided to experiment with tin foil, and it worked! I just added adhesive tape to the back, covered the whole tag, cut some pieces to add on top, then textured it, and added the inks. Here is the background I came up with.
So, if you don't have the exact materials called for in a project, improvise and experiment. You might come up with something you really like. A roll of tin foil would cover a heck of a lot of tags!