I have always “loved” Valentine’s Day. My husband is so good to me all the time, but he always comes through with some special Valentine’s Day love also! This year, he gave me a heart charm for the Pandora bracelet he gave me for Christmas. Then there always seems to be that heart-shaped box of chocolates, too!—and a sweet Valentine card. Yep, I’m blessed!
This tag just sort of came together after I decided to experiment with the Gelli Plate on a tag. I first covered the manila tag with gesso (so the background would be white instead of cream). Then I adhered some torn book pages randomly on the tag. Next, I covered the Gelli Plate with Liquitex Professional Acrylic Heavy Body, Quinacridone Crimson. I grabbed a Cuttlebug embossing folder that’s all hearts and pressed it down onto the Gelli Plate, lifting off carefully. Then I pressed the #8 tag (gesso now dry) down on top of the Gelli Plate. Loved the print. I used a paintbrush with the crimson paint, to color in some of the hearts.
My Mind’s Eye Paper
Distress Ink (Festive Berries and Black Soot)
Flourish from Movers and Shapers Die
Tim Holtz “playing cards”
Red lace and red flower, a gift from a crafting friend
Black flowers, lace and ribbon from my stash
Even though the overall color comes off a bit on the “hot pink” side, it’s actually quite “red” in real life!
I am linking this project to the Frilly and Funkie Lacy Heartsy Challenge.
Also linking to Anything But a Card challenge and to Simon Says Stamp and Show Something Messy challenge (Gelli Plate is messy but oh so fun!).