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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Tim's Tags 2013 - February - Thursday14th February

Happy St Valentine's  Day Friends!

As the theme for this month's Tim's Tag's of 2013 is Love/St Valentine, I thought today would be a good day to share my tag for the challenge. First of all, this is Tim's tag...

And here is my adaptation..needless to say I didn't own most of the elements used, so I had to use a bit of imagination here! However, I did follow the techniques as much as possible.

 Tim's tag is based around one of his new blueprint stamps, The Queen of Hearts. Looking at Tim's blog, even fans are divided in whether they like these stamps or not...I love them, just don't own many... as yet!

I did think about using a playing card, but I had this Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 heart stamp (one of my favourites!) on my desk and decided to use that instead.

I used a size #8 tag, which I inked all over with worn lipstick (Tim used distress stain), which I then spritzed with water to create a pooling effect when drying with a heat tool. I stamped the heart three times across the tag and once on a separate piece of card. The final heart I cut out and inked in the same way as the tag.

Then I used a paper distresser around the edge of the tag and inked with black soot (as per Tim's tut). Tim used kraft core seasonal impressions for the layer of black across the bottom. I used a Sam Poole Stamp (You're My Type) to ink with versamark, XOXO several times across a piece of coredinations card. I used old paper distress embossing powder, heat embossed, then sanded. I then tore the edges before gluing to the tag.

For the oval, I made my own little tag using craft foil and inked watercolour card. The 'I Love' and 'You X' are all from the Tim Holz  Ranger Seasonal paper pad.

My pointing finger is a digital stamp, inked with Antique Linen and matted and layered on black card.

For the 'Love' stamp, I used Creative Expressions Valentine stamp set 3 and heat embossed with gold. The tag is finished off with bakers twine wound around it to tie on the little tag and some ribbon which I stamped with a script stamp.

Thanks for to you all!
Carole X


  1. Wow, just love this tag and the hearts are fab the way you did them...great craft...luv aNNIe

  2. Fantastic Tag, I love it, what you have done with it is brilliant.
    Much better than Tim`s (In my Opinion)..........sorry Tim lovers.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xx

  3. Great tag and the way you have adapted it to your own is much better I think >Melanie

  4. Hi Carole, your tag is a brilliant take on Tim's tag, love those Wendy Vecchi hearts - they are favs of mine. Great improvisation! Hugs, Anne x

  5. Hi Carole

    You have been being super busy whilst I have been getting on with my wedding work .. .. so many lovely makes.

    I love the cards you posted on Wednesday with the little magnifying glass. They look great.

    But of course you just knew I would love this tag!!! All the love, the hearts and the kisses .. .. I am just one soppy old thing!!!

    I hope all is good with you.

    Have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

  6. Hi Carole,
    fantastic version of Tims tag. Love the colours used and what a fab design.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. Great LOVE tag Crole...lovely colours and textures