Sunday, 10 February 2013

Valentine's Tag

Hi All, 

I hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday - I'm pleased the snow that was forecast didn't materialize in the end!

Today I made a Valentine's tag for my husband - this will be our first Valentine's day as a married couple :)  Although we don't usually make a big deal of Valentine's day we do exchange cards.

So here is the tag I made for him:

I used my Tim Holtz tag and bookplate die to cut the tag and the bookplate from white card, I then used dylusions in bubblegum pink, sunshine orange and postbox red with water to smoosh the tag, the bookplate and another piece of card for the heart.  I used sequin waste with water and a white paint dabber on the tag background and then stamped a crackle stamp from indigoblu in gold and bronze ink.  The heart is by papermania and was stamped in black versafine and cut out, I used this same stamp on the bookplate.  I added the sentiment from Tim Holtz stickers and then added the bookplate on foam pads, then attached two screw brads.  The heart was also mounted on foam pads and I used the sunshine orange to colour in the flowers in the heart.  I added black soot distress ink around the edges of the tag and the heart then used the same dylusions colours to dye a piece of ribbon and added the bow on top.

I would like to enter my tag in the following challenges:

  • Anything But a Card - The challenge this fortnight is 'share the love' all the details can be found here
  • Sunday Stamper - Hels is also in a Valentine's mood as her theme is 'love and hearts' this week - her blog can be found here
  • The Pan Pastel Challenge this week is 'love and romance' the challenge details can be found here
  • The challenge over at Allsorts this week is Valentine's - their blog can be found here
  • The Artistic Stamper have chosen 'hearts and flowers' for their theme this month - click here for all the details

Thanks for stopping by, Claire x


  1. Congrats on your first married V-Day - what a fantastic day!
    Alison x

  2. This really is a beauty - love the vibrant red of your background and also the stamping. The little book plate is a lovely addition. Beautiful. Hugs, Anne x

  3. This is a very beautiful tag

  4. aw, first married Valentine day... how lovely... as is your tag, what a treasure... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  5. Its our first married valentines too. Gorgeous tag. Thanks for joining us at pan pastel uk

  6. That's a fabby tag....just right for celebrating your first V day as a married couple. ;) Thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper this month.
    xoxo Sioux

  7. Hi Claire, what a beautiful tag, the background is gorgeous and I love the stamps you've used. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
    Claire xx

  8. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Thanks for playing in the Anything but A Card share the love challenge! Loving all the layers of ink on this tag! Fabulous!

  10. Claire, this is lovely with the different shades of red! I am so glad you joined us at Anything But a Card!

    Congrats on your first married Valentines Day!!