Thursday, February 16, 2012

February Tag (for 12 Tags of 2012)

TH 12 Tags of 2012 Feb w border

This is my take on the Tim Holtz February tag. I started with a white tag, as I was a bit weary of the manila. (I cut the white tag on my Cricut, in Cricut Craft Room, using the Celebrations cartridge….I cut about 12 of them while I was at it!) I then applied Festive Berries (still my favorite for holidays) to the top side of the Valentine texture fades embossing folder and ran the tag through the Vagabond. I inked the edges of the tag with Walnut Stain.

Then I dyed some white lace and white seam binding with Barn Door Distress Ink, for the bottom border and the tie at the top.

I already had some extra foil tape cut, so I applied that on top of the lace border. I cut the grunge board Cupid from Love Struck, and the two grunge board hearts from the Mini Hearts set. I inked the Cupid with Barn Door and then coated him with a couple of coats of Xmas Red Stickles. The smaller heart I painted with Snow Cap Dabber and then applied Picket Fence Stickles. It wasn’t as sparkly as I wanted, so I added a coat of Stardust Stickles.

Little Heart

The box of chocolates from my husband (shown behind the tag) came wrapped in pretty red cellophane. I saved some of it and cut several layers of it with one pass, on the Vagabond (mini hearts die). I stacked them (glued with Glossy Accents) and placed them atop a grunge board heart that had been “ruffled” with the symphony tissue tape.

The little “I Love You” sentiment was computer generated (Typewriter font) and inked with Festive Berries.

The embellishments on the tie at the top are from my stash.


Hetty said...

Great tag, Barbara.

El rincon de vanessa said...

Wow te a quedado realmente bonito!! me encanta..

Pam Sparks said...

Very Valentine! Charming and so creative! love that sparkly cupid!

Anonymous said...

Lovely tag. Cupid looks full of fun trying to catch his valentine heart. I like how you made the heart with layers of cellophane - adds some nice texture with the shine and the ruffled edges.

Kristen said...

smart idea on the cellophane - what a great idea! I'll have to give that a go sometime :)

Visiting from Tim's 2012 Tags

Marjie Kemper said...

Your tag looks great! Love the heart and border strips.

Judy said...

As always your ideas work out beautifully and totally look like you. I appreciate so much your blog and the wonderful Christian spirit you bring into everything you do. Thank you for sharing.