Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Valentine Bear Hug Tag

 Here's a simple to make Valentine tag. First, I stamped the Art Impressions image on marker paper (from a tablet purchased at HM Ben Franklin Crafts) and colored it with Copic pens.   I cut it out and affixed it with foam squares to a large tag (cut with a Little B die) that had the bottom edge punched with a Little B lace border.  The bear image in the photo looks like it has a line around it but that's just the shadow...bad photography. The bear looks a bit spotty too because I was experimenting with a technique involving the Copic blender pen.  The banner which was cut with a Paper Smooches die was stamped with the words from another Ai stamp set. (I inked up the words separately and eyeballed the placement on the banner.) I applied Distress ink (tea dye) to all parts of the tag to give it a vintage old bear look. Oh yes, the 'Hugs!' word was stamped on the pillow heart because that's how the recipient (a blogger friend) often ends her posts.
Here's what the tag looks like on the gift in a Heiko cello bag (needed a bigger one).  The pretty ribbon with the lace edge is a Heiko product too. (I think it was on sale at BFC or maybe I got it from Celebrations.) Hope this post has shown you how simple it is to make a tag to dress up your handcrafted gift.  Happy Crafting!


Annette Allen said...

aww what a cute bear tag.. makes the gift that much more perfect.. :)

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Super-duper cute tag Lynn! You put your heart into it. :-)