For my piece, I made a slider tag, which when opened showcases the gorgeous Tim Holtz ~ To My Valentine tag from the Love Struck stamp set.
To make this slider tag the first thing I did was to make the pocket using Manila card. I made a 15 x 8.5cm pocket which fits the tag perfectly. Before assembling the pocket, I applied some Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen and Brushed Pewter Distress Stain to my craft mat, spritzed it with water and then dragged the Manila card through the stains to pick up the colour. I then did exactly the same, using a size 8 tag picking up the remainder of ink that was left my mat. I then assembled the pocket, added some layers onto my background using Tim Holtz's Stars Layering Stencil and the heart from the Love Struck stamp set, which I stamped using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. For the final layer, I inked up the Love Text with Watering Can Archival Ink and stamped onto random areas of the pocket, before inking the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
For the tag, I used the same inks and stamps to create my background but then used the gorgeous "To My Valentine" stamp as the main focal point on the tag. Finally, I flicked small amounts of White Linen Dylusions Spray over the pocket and the tag.
Finally, I tied some ribbon and paper string to the tag and attached a Muse token using a Wire Pin.I'm really looking forward to seeing all your fabulous creations and I do hope you will join us in this week's challenge. For more great ideas and inspiration, then look no further than the blog to see all the wonderful creations from my fellow Design Team members and every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. Good luck....
Distress Paint ~ Fired Brick
Rusty wire, twine and vintage seam binding from my craft stash
Thank you for stopping by today and I'm really looking forward to reading all your comments.
Love Emma xx