I guess I just had to do "my version" of a project with a heart....in answer to the floods of red hearts around and before Valentine's Day.
As we don't celebrate it, it does not mean a lot to me honestly. My HB brings me flowers every now and then anyway and tells me that he loves me quite often - and whenever he feels he needs to. So we don't need a special date for this...and as he is a mathematician (and therefore quite stubborn), he would never ever do it on Valentine's Day - even if it were important to me - , because everybody else does AND because he was TOLD TO by some collective habit and special date. (Do I have to mention that we don't celebrate mother's day at home either?)
As I recently joined the Craft Stamper Design Team I also am free to conbribute to the wonderful Take It, Make It - Challenge which is hosted monthly by the lovely Trish Latimer!
This time "repeat stamping with a small stamp" is the theme and it is a lovely way to create gorgeous patterns which can be used on a large variety of projects.
I used one of the 15 "Ornament & Floral Designs" stamps from Rico Design I once bought and almost forgot about. I stamped with DI "barn door" and "embossing ink" and heat embossed my three rows of hearts using Ranger Ultra Fine clear embossing powder. Then I blended the whole tag with DI "black soot" and wiped back the colour from the clear embossed hearts.
After that I die cut the thread spool and the tailors puppet (using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers dies I recently bought at the large Sizzix Sale for about four Euro!) from light brown manila card and blended the edges with "gathered twigs" DI.
To create the heart I first drew and then cut a shape from heavy card and gave it a coat of white Distress crackle paint which I coloured red (using some Distress paint) after it was dry. Then I rubbed in some "black soot" DI to make the cracks more visible and gave the shape an outline with a black china ink pen.
I die cut two labels and stamped red frames on them. Then I stamped my saying onto the labels after I had cut them to size.
For a finish I added some self adhesive black lace ribbon at the bottom and a moustache on top of my tag. Done!
I hope you like the tag and will join in this month's Take It, Make It challenge over at the Craft Stamper blog soon!
I also enter this tag to Tim Holtz' "12 tags of 2014".
Hugs and happy crafting,