- Take one manilla tag (5 inches by 2½ inches).
- Take Tim Holtz’s tattered rose Distress Ink pad and swipe across the surface, front and back.
- Pick up the tag and crumple to weaken the fibres and form creases.
- Take Tim Holtz’s aged mahogany Distress Ink pad and using a square of foam, apply the ink over the surface, concentrating on the deep creased lines.
- Take a Ranger Mini Mister, filled with tap water and spray over the surface of the tag.
- Take Tim Holtz’s cranberry Adirondack Alcohol Ink and allow a few drops to land on the surface of the tag.
- Take Tim Holtz’s Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution and add a few drops onto the alcohol ink splashes.
- Heat iron to a low heat and then press over the tag to flatten and dry the tag.
- Reapply aged mahogany ink to any light patches.
- Distress the edges of the tag, using an old emery board.
- Take a heart stamp by Crafty Individuals, and stamp onto white card using a VersaMark watermark stamp pad.
- Cover wet ink image with clear embossing powder. Repeat three times.
- Take a heat gun and apply heat to melt the embossing powder.
- Take the distress inks and apply ink over the embossed images and spray with water.
- Tear out each heart and then edge the pieces with ink.
- Choose wording and print out onto white card and colour as described in step 14.
- Using a small circle punch, cut out two circles and punch a hole in the middle of each using your Crop-A-Dile thus making two reinforcement rings.
- Using double-sided sticking tape, mount all the various component parts.
- Finish by tying a ribbon loop through the tag hole, so the tag can be hung up.
- Finally, give to the one you love.
24 January 2008
Recipe for Love