I just finished creating these little Valentine Tags and I love how vibrant they are. I used Ranger's Manila Tags, size #8 (3.125 X 6.25 inches).
I stamped each tag with Tim Holtz new Distress Paint: Picket Fence using Stampington & Company Rosette Heart Stamp. I heat dried the image to set the paint. I planned to spray with water based sprays and did not want the paint to blend.
Once the paint was dry, I sprayed each one with:
Tim Hoiltz Distress Inks: Seasonal Winter Festiver Berry, and Seasonal Summer Picked Raspberry made from Re-inkers
Dyan's Dylusions Sprays: Postbox Red, Bubblegum Pink
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist: Creme de Rouge
I then sprayed each tag with water to blend and soften the inks, using paper towels to remove ink that puddles, and from the stamped image. I then used the heat gun to dry each tag. Once dry, i edged each tag with Tim Holtz new Distress Paint: Black Soot.
I used Perfect Pearls Medium Bullet Pen to write "Amore" (Italian for Love), then embossed with Ranger Black Embossing Powder.
On the inside, I stamped another heart image and embossed that too. I used Dyan's Inbetweenies with Brilliant Moonlight White Ink to stamp the stuble heart images onto the background.
To finish the tags, I sprayed the same inks used above onto the flowers on the font of each and onto Color Ready Ribbon, which I tied along with other ribbon to the tags. They are now ready for me to add my sentiments and send to my Daughter's Family.