Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine Tags

Heart Tag Several years ago I bought this tag at a discount store.  I loved the design, the texture, the colors, everything!  I’ve used it a couple of times now as inspiration.


The first time was for a Christmas atc swap on the Pennywise Arts Yahoo Group.  I made 50 of them!





Last week I used it to jump start some Valentine tags.  My friend Julie Imsland came to craft with me so she made one too.  I always like to see the subtle differences when different people do the same project. 


This one is mine:Suzannes Valentine Tag

This one is Julie’s
Julies Valentine Tag

We both used the “Roses Are Red 1collage sheet from the Pennywise website for our rose background paper.  There are lots of gorgeous images to choose from!  I used red and gold opaque micro beads on my heart and Julie used ultra fine clear micro beads on her bird.

Now look closely at the hearts:  

The one from the purchased tag is crimped one way.
Heart Tag Close
Suzannes Valentine Tag close

Julie showed me that if you fold your heart in half and put it through the crimper you get lines going in two directions

If you fold it in half and put it in the crimper another way the lines will go upward.  I can’t remember which is which but one of us put the point in first and the other put the rounded end in first.
Julies Valentine Tag close

If this design inspires you too, please share a photo of what you make!  If I get it before February 7th and if I get at least 12 entries to share, I will be awarding one of my heart charms to a lucky participant!  

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Hugs, Suzanne

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