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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Valentines don't have to be all pink and flowery. I made this one for my nephew a few years ago. I cut a "tribal heart" image and a heart with wings image out using my Silhouette. It's a little more edgy than just a plain heart. To color the heart, the tag and the library envelope, I used a technique I saw Tim Holtz use. I dabbed distress ink onto a paper plate, then misted the plate lightly with water. Next, I put my tag, die cut, and envelope face down on the plate, then lifted it back up. This gives a mottled look to the paper. Then I dried the paper with a heat gun, and repeated the process with a second color of ink. I used "Fired Brick" first and then "Black Soot." After the heart images were dry I inked the edges with more black distress ink, then used Ranger's Perfect Medium and Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel in clear on them. I used a swirl foam stamp from Making Memories on the envelope, and some Tim Holtz stamps on the tag, and finished it off with some ribbon and cord. I don't remember who makes the black/sliver star patterned paper.