Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Valentine Tag with Chris

The tag background is colored with Barn Door, Broken China, and Antique Linen Distress Inks. I smeared them on my Bazzill Splat Mat and spritzed them with a bit of water before dragging my tag through it. Once it was dry I used Distress Embossing Pad (Clear) and inked up a quote stamp. I stamped it three times down the card with some of the quote going off the edges. I embossed with Gold Super Fine Embossing Powder. I put that aside and cut a piece of acetate to about the size of the tag and ran it through an embossing folder (any design would work). I flipped it to the debossed side and used Gold Stickles to fill in a few of the spots. While that dried, I painted my chipboard letter with some gesso so it would have some texture—and again waited for that to dry. Once it was dry I inked the edges with Barn Door and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks and set it aside.

I layered the acetate onto the tag hiding two Super Strength Glue Dots under where the letter V was going. I glued the V down using Glossy Accents and added a scrap border along the bottom. It still needed some pizazz so I cut a heart, smeared it with a lot of flower soft glue and then thickly layered on Ruby (from the Diamond Range collection—wow—it absolutely shimmers!). I had some silver twigs that I broke off and sprayed with some Gold Metallic Glimmer mist and used glossy accents to adhere to the “V”. I finally layered on the hear using a Glue Dot Pop Dot; cut a ribbon from my stash and finished off the tag.

What are you making for Valentine’s Day?

Resources from Cutters Creek:

Tim Holtz Distress Inks—Broken China, Antique Linen, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Clear
Super Fine Embossing Powder—Gold
Acrylic Sheets
Embossing Folders—Cuttle Bug or Sizzix
Gold Stickles
Glossy Accents
Glue Dots—Pop Up, Craft Dots
Flower Soft Adhesive
Diamond Range Flower Soft—Ruby
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist—Gold Metallic


  1. Chris this is gorgeous! I'm breaking my ruby flower soft now...thanks for the inspiration!!


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