Jan 20 2012


Published by at 2:24 pm under Projects,Ranger,Sizzix,tim holtz

Can you please that Valentine’s Day seems to be just around the corner?  I thought this tag would be a perfect fit to include in some of the Inspiration Emporium orders! 🙂  And you know me… I love these mini #5 Tags! 🙂

I absolutely love the new Tim Holtz Alteration dies and texture fades that just started shipping.  This one is the Valentine’s Background and borders.   I inked up the tag with my walnut stain distress pad and ink blending tool.  What a difference one ink pad can make!

And since I love “XO”, I wanted it to POP more…. so, I used some Liquid Pearls.  I just love the texture and accent it added to the XO.

I love to use the Kraft Resist Paper when creating rosettes.  I used the medium size rosette for this tag.  I have my Kraft Resist papers cut into 2″ strips.  So, you can get 6 rosettes out of one paper.  I also love Tim Holtz’s video on how to create the rosettes.  So much easier with that hot glue gun! 🙂

After making the rosette, I sprayed it with Red Pepper Color Wash.  I just love that the paper resists some of the ink.

I used the smaller/fatter heart from Tim’s Mini Hearts Movers and Shapers set.  I used my Glue and Seal to add some glitter to the heart. And I couldn’t leave it just red… had to dirty it up a bit with my walnut stain! 🙂

For the ticket, I used the Love Struck set.  I love that when you stamp with Distress Ink, you have a little more “wet” time, allowing you to add some embossing powder to your image.

Pop that ticket on with foam squares.  Then I took Fired Brick distress stain to alter the color of the trimmings.

Thanks for stopping by….

12 responses so far

12 Responses to “XO”

  1. Judy says:

    Such a gorgeous tag….. & Im so happy to have received one with my order! Thanx Joy…I love it! 🙂

  2. Terry says:

    This is fabulous! I did red Stickles on the 14, so you know I love that pop of red!

  3. Barb says:

    This is a gorgeous tag. I love Tim’s stuff!

  4. Debi says:

    Love this tag.
    Very nice Joy, like your style.

  5. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW, simply gorgeous! Love the “pop” of red Perfect Pearls … such a perfect touch!!

  6. Aha! Liquid pearls! Thank you I was wondering!!! Nice tut!

  7. Tara Capewell says:

    hey Joy! Just got my order today and surprise surprise guess what was in there! Yep your tag! it is so cute i am going to use it on my hubbys valentines pressy!! thanks joyxx

  8. kelly Booth says:

    I got one….and LOVE this Tag you made sweet girl….So Very Pretty and Fun!!!

  9. Beate says:

    Gorgeous tag, Joy!
    Hugs and smiles

  10. This is so sweet! I love the nostalgic feel from the paper and lace

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