This has been one of the most challenging of tags that I have been involved in! I have mountains of Tim goodies but I did not have the items required for this month's tag. I have the Distress Inks of course, but apart from a Valentine embossing folder I was really scratching around to find something to use that would even remotely resemble Tim's gorgeous tag which you can see here, for all the details and it is also pictured below. I did not really want to use a playing card as a substitute and in the end I employed the 'Adapt and Overcome' as my lovely blog friend Kath Stewart would say and I have to be honest, I really enjoyed the process.
My tag looks quite different........
I did the base exactly as Tim did his. I then used my TH Valentine embossing folder and embossed some TH core-dinations card stock, sanded down the words and ripped a small piece for the bottom. I took the thinner embossing folder (hearts) in the set, embossed more card, again ripped some, cut out the small hearts after sanding and added them to the strip.
The white piece is cardstock hand cut out to resemble a playing card, it needed this to make the hearts stand out a bit against the red background. I added the crown and the larger heart from the heart wings die and the smaller heart from the Mini Hearts set. I added some ripped dictionary page showing the words 'queen' and 'of hearts' to mimic Tim's Queen of Hearts playing card. The edges were covered in Black Soot DI to make them pop a bit more. (If you look closely enough you can see my name on the right hand side of the ripped page too - only just noticed that)
I added the stamped hand to the bottom, on white and mounted this onto black card, then wound black and white twine around the tag. The hanging 'I heart you' piece is made from a clear plastic oval, to which I have added an oval of paper coloured with Festive Berries DI, chit chat stickers added and then glued to the plastic oval with Glossy Accents. I gave the edges a faux metal look by dabbing around the edges with Silver Mixative Alcohol Ink and attached the piece with a jump ring to the twine.
I would like to enter this tag into Inspiration Emporium's challenge - Spread Some Love...
Well, I hope you like my improvisation! If you do visit it would be lovely if you left me a comment so that I can return the compliment. Thanks for looking. Hugs, Anne xx