Whenever there is a 5th Friday in a month - A Vintage Journey has a Tag Friday Post and as one of the Creative Guides, I signed up to make one this month.
My creative juices are moving towards Valentines day and I used some old and new products to create my tag today.
I finally 'cracked' and purchased the 3D Texture Fade Crackle embossing folder and used that for the base of my tag. I sprayed a piece of Kraft Stock paper with water and embossed it. I dried it with my heat tool and then sponged over it with Vintage Photo DOX ink which really highlighted the wonderful crackle achieved!
Then I used a newly released die - Heart Beat Thinlits by Tim Holtz/Sizzix - cutting it out of a piece of black Classic Kraft and the heart piece out of red. I sanded over both pieces lightly to expose some of the kraft beneath the colors. I layered the heart frame over the panel with foam dots and then added the red heart in the center with foam dots. I adhered a Chit Chat Sticker, a Clippings Sticker and tiny white clay hearts from Honey Bee Stamps onto the piece.
I used an older Stacked Words: Valentines die from Tim Holtz/Sizzix to cut the XO out of red Kraft Stock, sanding it a bit and layering it on with foam dots. I added black clay hearts around it.
I stamped the sentiment from an older Saying Stuff stamp set by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous on a sentiment strip from My Favorite Things, sponging the edges with the Vintage Photo Dox. I cut a piece of black card slightly larger than my tag and adhered the tag to it. I punched the hole out, looped a piece of satin ribbon through it and adhered a little bit of vintage lace along the top edge. (Adding the lace immediately made it feminine - so if I was making this for a male, I might not add the lace!)
So please join us over at A Vintage Journey and link up your own tag - we'd LOVE to see what you create! You'll find Tag Friday here.
I'm also linking my tag to:
Paper: kraft tag, Classic Kraft papers Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, water color paper - Canson.
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide Vintage Photo
Accesories: Heart Beat Thinlit Die, Stacked Words: Valentines Die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Dienamics Sentiment Strips - My Favorite Things, Crackle 3D Texture Fade Folder - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Tuxedo Clay Hearts - Honey Bee Stamps, Chit Chat Stickers and Clipping Stickers - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, satin ribbon, vintage lace, form dots, Tombow Glue, mini sander.