The February Tag from Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 is based around Love and Valentines with some great techniques involved.
The background is Distress Stains onto my craft mat and swipe the tag through, spray with water and dry off. This gives a nice base without being too strong.
Next it was time to use a stencil (one of my new favourite tools), I don’t have the stencil Tim used, so I used the hearts one I do have (and I think I prefer the randomness); but it is a bit smaller, so I had to do the tag in four sections. First I inked through the stencil in three colours of Distress Ink, then put clear embossing powder over the inked areas – cool technique.
Once the hearts were completed, I added Walnut Stain ink around the edges and distressed them.
For the chalkboard in the centre, I stamped on black cardstock, embossed with Antiquities Frosted Crystal and rubbed chalk over it. I then distressed the edges and mounted on white cardstock before mounting on the tag with foam.
The glitter heart was cut out using my Cuttlebug, then I added Glossy Accents and Distress Glitter. Once it was dry, ink was added around the edges and it too was mounted using foam.
I finished off my tag with a Love key across the bottom, and some white organza heart ribbon through the top.
I’m really please with how this has turned out – and I managed to get it done in February too!