Tuesday, 29 January 2013
be mine valentine for creative expressions DT make
For this creative expressions Dt make I have used the amazingly versatile set hearts entwined to create a gift bag and matching tag that fits inside the bag. Last time I made a grunged up steampunk make and this week I have gone for a more vintage style piece. I know I usually post on Thursday..but have another post up then so here I am! here is my make :
I will show the tag and other side in more detail later in the post. I started by smooshing some distress stains (tea dye, old paper, vintage photo and picket fence) onto my craft mat and spritzing with water, then pulling the paper through the colour. I then dried and dabbed the piece back onto dots of colour until I was happy with the colour and layers. When dry ( okay I blasted it with the heat gun, impatient me!!) I edged lightly with walnut stain distress ink.
I used the same technique for the front of the tag and scuffed and edged the tag with the same distress ink. ( the back was coloured with vintage photo distress ink and left blank for that romantic...(or maybe not!?) message.
I used the small two hearts joined and randomly stamped over the bag die cut. Now the decorations. I had some heart die cut shapes ( I used movers and shapers heart die but any hearts will do) and repeatedly stamped I love you across them in a random manner, dried with heat tool and then edged with vintage photo distress ink.
The sentiments were done in the same manner and cut into strips so that I could break up the sentiment across the design. (two hearts joined as one can be stamped as a whole design or split into its parts..which makes it even more versatile , I did this with be mine as well as I liked the design better this way for this piece)
On the tag I did use some text from another creative expressions set timeless journey, as I love this script. To complete I made a love letter and added pen embellishments.
and some idea-ology and on the other side of the bag added some...have you guessed....wings!!!
The seam binding finishes off the tag and was coloured using the same distress stains, with the addition of walnut stain.
Well hope you like my more vintage styled make and see you next week for something different!
Make sure you pop across and see the links to the other design team members who have been having lots of fun with these stamps too!
have a fun and inky one! supplies: