Happy Valentine’s Day tag

This week I jumped on the Tim Holtz tag train again and using Tim’s tag as inspiration:

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Here’s the tag I made:

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This tag was so much fun to make.  I started with a manilla tag and just like in Tim’s video I used my inkpads to create a distressed background.  I used Early Expresso, Crumb Cake and Elegant Eggplant, sprayed some water on my craft pad and then dragged the tag thru it.

Once dried, I stamped En Francois in Chocolate Chip.  Then I used a combination of Real Red and Cherry Cobbler to stencil hearts, which were then clear embossed.  I inked the edges with Chocolate Chip and Early Expresso.

The sentiment is from the Stampin up Seasonal Sayings set and was heat embossed in white and then I used a white gel pen to doodle the edges.  I have to tell you this was the hardest part for me.  I wanted to make my sentiment big and bold like Tim’s but then realized even a simple sentiment still makes a big statement.

The heart was a piece of Tim Holtz Grungeboard that was heat embossed with Heat & Stick and then dusted with a Real Red dyed Dazzling Diamonds.  The silver wire and black beads were from my stash and I thought the look of it wrapped around the heart and the lace ‘wings’ gave it a steampunk look.

I used a heart boarder punch on some silver dryer tape.  If you haven’t used this yet – DO IT!  Great tool you can find at your local hardware store at a reasonable price, but has so many uses.  I actually wrapped the arrow in it and then used sandpaper on top to grunge it up before wrapping it with wire.    With this tape you get full coverage on a piece and a nice sheen.  I then used Stampin up Cherry Cobbler tulle as a ruffle bottle for the stamp.

I really like how this tag came out and I was proud of myself for not following Tim’s tag so closely.  I hope you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.

Have a Magical Day!

Tinalala

 

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