True Love Quilty Heart Tag

Today there are two parts to the tag I am sharing.  First here, I am sharing this tag and talking about how I created the background.  The second part is a tutorial for the quilted heart that I am sharing on the Therm O Web Adhesives blog.  You can find the tutorial for the heart at

tammytutterow quilty heart tag

I love how the background of this tag looks!  It was so seriously easy too!  I started by embossing a manila tag with the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Harlequin Texture Fade.

tammytutterow quilty heart tag

I applied pink and light blue PanPastels to the raised areas on the tag.  I added Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges, blending it lightly up onto the front of the tag.  I inked a script stamp with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and stamped the tag randomly on the raised areas.

tammytutterow quilty heart tag

To embellish the tag I added a quilted die cut fabric heart.  The instructions of how I created the heart and how I added some distressing to it can be found in the tutorial on the Therm O Web blog:

tammytutterow quilty heart tag

I wrapped some dyed crinkle ribbon (dyed with Broken China Distress Stain) around the tag and heart and tied it off in a simple knot.  I cut a tie from Grungeboard with the Tag & Tie die.  I colored the tie with Picket Fence Distress Ink.  After drying the tie I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I added the word “true” with my beloved Hero Arts Printer’s Type LC stamps and Jet Black Archival Ink.


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  1. Elaine Allen says

    OMG Tammy!
    This is just so dreamy! You always amaze me with your art. I just love this piece. Heading over to see the tutorial you posted for the heart.
    Elaine Allen

  2. KimMJ says

    Another beautiful tag! I am in love with that background! The heart is adorable! Thanx for sharing and for all of the inspiration.

  3. says

    Very nice! Is the tag and tie die by Sizzix? I need to find this one – I’m always saving bread ties and this would be lovely!