Sunday, March 11, 2012

HEARTFELT...Three in a ROW tutorial #1

These three tags I have made using the Heartfelt stamps and dies.
 I have had the flower stamps forever.....I have used them  a few times for my LO's, but this time I played a bit more...and am very happy with the out come. My fav. is the center tag.....I wonder why? I also used Dusty Attic!

What I used to make this tag. 

HCPC 3409-TropicalFloral Swirls set.
HCPC 3407-Botanical Floral 2 Pre Cut set x2
HCPC 3400-Bella Rosebud (To a special couple)
HCPC 3448-Dainty Blooms & Birdies ( the two little birds
Ranger- Distress Inks- Mahogany and Frayed Burlap
             - Perfect pearls Mist -Biscotii
             -Stickles...assorted colors of choice.
TATTERED ANGLES- Glimmer Mist -Olive Vine
Sizzix- Tim Holtz die-TAG & BOOKPLATES  
SPELLBINDERS- Rose creations- "Shapeabilities"
Balling mat and balling tool
Cats eye ink for distressing the edges
Double sided foam tape
                        All the above can be purchased or ordered at

Method of working.
-Stamp the flower spray on the tag.
-Stamp the extra separate flowers.
-Cut flowers
-Colored the edges of the tag and working to the center with  Ranger Distress ink.
-Spray the tag with Ranger- Perfect pearls mist- Biscotii
-Run the cats eye on the edge.
-Using the same ink as above color the flowers darker.
-Cut the stamped flowers out with the coordinating die cuts.
-Using the same ink as above color the flowers darker. Do this after they are cut.
  This will insure, the edges will pick up a darker shade.
-Using a balling mat and balling tool-ball all the cut flowers, so they curl under.
  Using the  balling tool push in the center so they curl u at the ends.
-Glue the balled layers on the stamped flowers
-Cut the small birds.
-Stamp To a Special Couple on a light colored paper.
-Spray the above with Glimmer Mist.
-Cut the ends as seen above.
-Ink bookplate edges with cats eye.
-Now you can glue the bookplate.
-Apply the stickles and glossy on to the book plate....wait to dry.
-Screw up the green Title paper, flatten, then glue in place.
-Glue the small birdies with foam give hight
-Once all glue is dry, add the stickles. This is so the birds will not move while coloring.
  You can color the bookplates now if you wanted to. I do.
   But, you have to be very careful not to  make a big mess!
   So to begin with, go for the long and safe way.
-Color the leaves with glimmer mist, using a fine water color paint brush.Dry
-Trace the swirls and top the leaves with glossy.
-Add a little stikles on the tis of the flowers.
-Yellow Gold stickles in each of the center of the flowers.
-Add a little gold on the edge of the tag and blend with you finger.
-Tie a ribbon to the tag.
 You are now done, I hope you had fun. Depending on what paper color is chosen is to what effect it will turn out. This would look fantastic in white/cream and soft colors. You are limited by your imagination!
A few close ups.

Keep an eye out for #2 and #3 in the next few days.
Have a scrappy day...scrappy hugs,
Susan  oxoxoxo


  1. Stunning tags Susan, love the deep red and ofcourse the gorgeous heartfelt stamps! I have one stamp who lookes like this one for ages and never played with it so these tags make me finally get started. You did a wonderful job and the centre tag is also my favorite!

    Hugs Corine

  2. Hey Susan,
    leuk weer wat werk van je te zien!
    Mooie tags heb je gemaakt, prachtig hoe mooi rood op rood kan zijn!
    Tot snel hoop ik!
    grt, Corina

  3. Mooie tags hoor!!! prachtig met die pieprode kleur!!
    grtjes Jolande

  4. Hi Gals,
    Yes, I am bouncing back....