There’s something very therapeutic and enjoyable about creating little pieces of art like these Valentine tags. You know that part of “The Shining” where Jack Nicholson’s character types: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” – yup, that’s me! Being creative everyday – behind the lens or in my craft room – makes me a very happy girl!
Figuring out my design is always the hardest part. But once I had my vision clear, these didn’t take long at all to make! Doing a wash of two different Distress colors per tag, adding a background stamp, distressing the edges, adding perfect pearls over a stencil, adhering the die cuts and adding some stickles glitter and tags were ready!
These were made as part of the ScrapHappy tag swap and I really hope my scrap-sisters that will be receiving these in their mail boxes enjoy my creations!
I’m planning to start making videos showing how I make tags, scrapbook pages and cards. Is this something you’d like to see? Let me know in the comments! I’m always open to questions and who knows, your question or comment might even lead to an entire blog post!
As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
PS. Do you like adding ephemera to your paper creations? My friends and amazing crafters Tammy Tutterow and Lain Ehmann are offering a free online event February 25th, “Euphoric Ephemera: Adding Bits, Bobbles, and Treasures to Your Papercrafting Projects.” Tammy will showcase some of her favorite techniques and embellished projects, and answer your questions about where to find gorgeous ephemera, how to add it to your papercrafts, and more. Space is limited, so go HERE to sign up for the free event. Hope to “see” you in the chat room!
P R O D U C T S U S E D
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Spun Sugar
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Milled Lavender
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Dusty Concord
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Broken China
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Vintage Photo
Heidi Swapp Clear Stamp – Script
Slice Elite Digital Cutting Machine
Je T’adore Design Card
Stickles – Distress Black Soot
Stickles – Black Diamond
Stickles – Purple
10 responses to “Valentine Tags – Mini Art!”
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I love your trio of tags – great use of vibrant colour and you’ve achieved a real feeling of faded elegance. The jute string is the perfect finishing touch!
I love your trio of tags – great use of vibrant colour with a distinct faded elegance. The string is the perfect finishing touch too! Thanks for joining us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!
Making videos would be a great idea to understand each step better for sure!
What beautiful tags. I keep on meaning to blog about my creative craft projects – and this has given me the motivation to do so!
I love these! I would watch how you make them ~ they’d make beautiful bookmarks too.
Beautiful tags and I would definitely love to see videos. I love watching other people’s creative process. It inspires me. 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day!
Beautiful works of art! love them!
These are beautiful. Add some videos pretty lady! Oh and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Hello ! Really love your tags. I’d be glad to discover how you manage to do this lovely kind of things in video.