Saturday, January 28, 2012

Valentine Tag for Scrapbook

tag from phone ed in pixlr Inspired by a project created by Shelly Hickox, I made a tag to use on the scrapbook page I will put together, with the photos posted earlier in “Cupcakes with Tory.” The Festive Berries Distress Ink exactly matches our frosting color!

I used a Cuttlebug folder to emboss the manila tag. Then I inked it lightly with Festive Berries Distress Ink. The cupid and heart are from Tim’s mini Love Struck set.

My least favorite thing to work with is glitter, and I should’ve stuck to my guns on that one. Not only is it a huge mess, but it never photographs nicely. I used Martha Stewart yellow gold glitter on the cupid, and on the heart I used her crystal coarse glitter.

The flourishes are cut from grunge paper, using Tim’s mini flourish die (love this one). Two of them I painted with the black paint dabber, and the other I painted with the Red Pepper dabber. I sanded them lightly after painting.

The trim at the bottom is colored with Festive Berries, and the ribbon at the top with Black Soot (both were originally white). I used music tissue paper and tissue tape behind the cupid. I sprayed the entire tag lightly with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls mist and then inked the edges of the tag with Black Soot.

The paper from Tim’s seasonal stash (behind the tag) will become the background paper on the scrapbook page. The sheet music is from my library (used many times through the years to play for weddings).

I am quite enjoying creating my own detailed embellishments for some of my scrapbook pages.


Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Wonderful tag.

Mary said...

I like your tag very much but I know what you mean about glitter. And I think your papers for the actual page are great. Hope you'll show the finished page.

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful! Love your plan to match the paper to the tag when you make your layout.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

BE AU TI FUL!!! Love this!!!

Sharon Field / Inky A*Muse-ment said...

Great clipboard! Love the random stamping, and love the tag too!