Saturday, February 2, 2008

Valentine Tag Day #2

Day #1 was received with surprise, shock, laughter and, yes, some tears (from both of us, but we’ll say it was just from my SIL :0)… It was a great day to surprise someone - snow, rain, snow, rain… the weather in NE Ohio is always unpredictable!

Now it’s time for Tag #2! This is a pocket tag with emboss resist. I put ink (Pretty In Pink) all over the tag using the direct to paper method (just run the tag over the stamp pad), let dry, stamp image using VersaMark, emboss, brayered Choc. Chip all over tag, wipe tag with paper towel…decorate. The blue swirls and dots are Grungeboard with Soft Sky ink.

Picture with friendship saying in the pocket:

Full picture of tag and saying:

Close up of embossing and Grungeboard (see the extra “spots” they are because I forgot to use my embossing buddy before stamping the image… but I think it adds to the distressed look so I left it as is):

Technique: Emboss Resist, Distress
Stamps: Swirls (Hero Art), 2 (TAC)
The sentiment was computer printed.
Ink: All Stampin Up (SU): Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Blank Office Tag, Wanted (Cosmo Cricket) - I just love this paper
DoDads: WeRMemory Makers extra large brads, SU eyelets, ribbon scraps, Tim Holtz Grungeboard
Tools: Crop-a-Dyl, 1 3/4 inch SU circle punches, Tim Holtz Distresser, Ranger Ink Blending Tool

The gift for Day #2 are two starfish stamps from My Sentiments Exactly:

Today's Friendship Quote:

"A friend is one of the nicest things you can have
And one of the best things you can be."
~Douglas Pagels

I would love to hear your comments or questions!



JoAnn said...

WOW Your 2 tags are gorgeous. Your SIL is so lucky to have you . Imagine rec. 14 tags and 14 gifts, you are so nice to her.
I have never done Tim Holts tags b4 although I am familiar with his distressed inks.
Question on the grunge---how did you color them? Could you email some hints on this to me?

RoRo said...

Yes there were some tears, I admit it and rightfully so because I have the Best Friend Ever. The most beautiful tag and gift too and today, YES! more for RoRo. I can't wait till tomorrow I wish it was already here. I can't believe how lucky I am to have her as my BFF but I sure am happy and I don't think I'll share her, Ok.