Thursday, January 30, 2020

Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey

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:


Stamps:  Saying Stuff - Tim Holz/Stampers Anonymous
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.


Ann Chuang Crafts said...

WOW! It’s beautiful! I love the heart on the dry embossing background. So amazing.
Ann xx

Nandini said...

Beautiful tag. I love the embossed background. Great to see you in the HLS Anything Goes with Dies challenge gallery. Hope to see you again soon. Nandini, DT

Sue said...

This is really beautiful Julia, I love the embossing. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

Evelyn Walter said...

Beautiful make!
Thank you for joining in with our January challenge at Country View Challenges!
Evelyn xx

butterfly said...

Hah! I thought you'd crumpled your kraft card to perfection - but it's that die... glad you gave in and bought it - it looks fabulous here! I love the tiny red heart in the midst of the heart "monitor" - a great tag for the run up to Valentines.
Alison x

Let's Art Journal said...

Amazing tag! Your valentine design is fabulous, I love all the hearts and the texture that you created - perfect 😁. I so enjoyed seeing how it all came together too! Happy weekend! Hugs, Jo x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, what an amazing tag Julia, so glad you went for that new die, the effect is amazing and you have used it so cleverly here! A perfect tag for Valentines month!

Bonnie said...

You have so many fantastic details on this tag, Julia! It's a work of art!

sarascloset said...

Great tag and so perfect for the upcoming holiday! Well, I'm certainly glad you cracked under the pressure of adding that cracked 3D folder to your arsenal! You have done a great job layering it with your new and older romantic dies. I am kind of kicking myself for not getting the heartbeat die now... Happy Valentines's Day!

Loll said...

LOVE all the elements of your tag Julia. They all work together to create the most amazing LOVE tag. xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

x Karen