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 http://thermoweb.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/die-cut-fabric-embellishments/.
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.
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.
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: http://thermoweb.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/die-cut-fabric-embellishments/.
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.