I received new stamps in the mail yesterday from Quietfire Design - the 2013 Valentine's Day collection - and I just had to make something today!!! Although this is great for Valentine's Day, it could also be just an I Love You for any time and that's what this tag is for, my hubby just because.
I started with a Ranger #5 manila tag and put spun sugar Distress stain all over it, dried it, did another layer of spun sugar and while it was still wet added fired brick along the edges and dried it. Then I added barn door along the edge, sprayed just the edges with some water and dried it again. Stamped part of the Love You Heart 3 times along the left edge of the tag using jet black Archival Ink and also a whole heart on a scrap of manila cardstock. Stamped the I Love You Alphabet 3 time down the tag to cover the whole tag using Distress Ink tea dye. Added spun sugar Stain to the extra heart, dried it, cut it out, added barn door stain around the edges and in the letters using a water brush. Decided I wanted some gold and used gold Smooch on the very edge of the heart. Stamped the Heart Flourish border image onto 13mm white silk ribbon using jet black, added spun sugar stain to the ribbon and dried it, added barn door and peeled paint stain to the image using a water brush while also holding the heat tool on the image so the color wouldn't bleed too much on the ribbon and dried it. Tore a scrap of manila cardstock, colored it with barn door Stain, dried it, and added the stamped ribbon on top with double sided tape. Adhered it to the tag and trimmed the sides even with the tag. Layed the extra heart upside down on a scrap of manila card, traced around it with a pencil, cut out the heart about 1/16" larger than the pencil line, flipped it over, added barn door stain around the edges and layered the heart together with foam mounting tape. I also adhered the hearts to the tag with foam mounting tape for lots of dimension. Added gold dots around the edge of the tag with Smooch. Colored a piece of 13mm silk ribbon with barn door stain, crumpled and dried it, stamped the Heart Flourish Border on the ribbon and tied it to the tag. Glued on a gold heart charm.