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24 January 2008

Recipe for Love

  1. Take one manilla tag (5 inches by 2½ inches).
  2. Take Tim Holtz’s tattered rose Distress Ink pad and swipe across the surface, front and back.
  3. Pick up the tag and crumple to weaken the fibres and form creases.
  4. 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.
  5. Take a Ranger Mini Mister, filled with tap water and spray over the surface of the tag.
  6. Take Tim Holtz’s cranberry Adirondack Alcohol Ink and allow a few drops to land on the surface of the tag.
  7. Take Tim Holtz’s Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution and add a few drops onto the alcohol ink splashes.
  8. Heat iron to a low heat and then press over the tag to flatten and dry the tag.
  9. Reapply aged mahogany ink to any light patches.
  10. Distress the edges of the tag, using an old emery board.
  11. Take a heart stamp by Crafty Individuals, and stamp onto white card using a VersaMark watermark stamp pad.
  12. Cover wet ink image with clear embossing powder. Repeat three times.
  13. Take a heat gun and apply heat to melt the embossing powder.
  14. Take the distress inks and apply ink over the embossed images and spray with water.
  15. Tear out each heart and then edge the pieces with ink.
  16. Choose wording and print out onto white card and colour as described in step 14.
  17. 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.
  18. Using double-sided sticking tape, mount all the various component parts.
  19. Finish by tying a ribbon loop through the tag hole, so the tag can be hung up.
  20. Finally, give to the one you love.


  1. Totally 'Love' it!!! Beautiful colouring xx

  2. Pretty tag daisy - I love the colour xx

  3. Thanks peeps. OH loved his present :o)