So This Is Love ~ Tag

Feb 11, 2015

So This Is Love Tag

The star of this tag is one of my new handmade Penny Candy Dolls. I think she is the perfect accent for this tag and I must admit she is one of my favorites. If you want to recreate a tag for yourself or a friend I put together a step by step tutorial just for you.

Supplies Needed: Manila Tag, Vintage Music Sheet, White Crepe Paper, Chipboard Heart, Dina Wakley Media Ruby Acrylic Paint, Maya Road Red Glitter, Platinum Stickles, Diamond Stickles, Small Red Flocked Flower, Brown & White Twine, 3 Crocheted Doilies, DoodleBug Rhinestones, White Embroidery Floss, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Fabric Tac Fabric Adhesive, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Martha Stewart Crystal Coarse Glitter, Handmade Penny Candy Doll, Small Alphabet Stamp Set, Jet Black Archival Ink

Tools Needed: Scis­sors, Paper Trim­mer, Paint­brush, Tweez­ers, Scallop & Zig Zag Dec­o­ra­tive Scis­sors, Sewing Nee­dle, Non-Stick Craft Matt

Instructions:

  1. Using a glue stick adhesive attach vin­tage sheet music to the front of a manila tag.  Using a paint­brush apply Multi Medium over the sheet music and gen­er­ously apply Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, press into place and tap off excess glit­ter. Accent the edges of the tag  using Platinum Stickles. Set aside to dry.
  2. Cut a  piece of crepe paper to 24″ in length. Thread a sewing nee­dle with three strands of white embroi­dery floss, at the end of the piece of crepe paper and about an 1/8″ from the edge begin to gather the crepe paper piece, once you get to the oppo­site end pull both ends of the floss tightly and dou­ble knot. Fold the crepe paper into what looks like a flower bud (gath­ered edge on bot­tom, open edge on top) then using dec­o­ra­tive zig zag scis­sors trim about 1/8″ off the top non-sewn edge. Accent the edge of the crepe paper rosette  using Platinum Stickles, let dry.
  3. Using Scallop decorative scissors cut out a heart from chip­board, using a paint­brush and Dina Wak­ley Media Paint in Ruby, paint heart. Once dry, apply Dia­mond Glaze to the front of the heart, gen­er­ously apply Maya Road Red Glit­ter, tap off excess and let dry. Once dry accent the scallop edges of the heart using Platinum Stickles, let dry.
  4. Using Fabric Tac attach the 3 crochet doilies down the center of the tag. Accent the center of the top and bottom doily with a red self adhesive rhinestone.
  5. Using Tacky Glue attach the crepe paper rosette to the tag as shown, then attach the glittered heart to the cen­ter of the crepe paper rosette, using Tacky Glue attach the Penny Candy Doll to the heart, then a small flocked flower to the doll’s hand that is accented with a small twine bow.
  6. Using a small alspha stamp set, stamp “So This Is Love” onto the blank areas of the sheet music using Jet Black Archival Ink, cut out each word, ink edges with the same ink and accent using Diamond Stickles. Attach the words to the glittered heart as shown using Tacky Glue.

So This Is Love Tag

This tag can be used as a gift tag, attached to the front of a card or even framed for a beautiful piece of Valentine’s Day art.

Lisa

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  • Susan McMenamin

    This tag is so precious! I appreciate thr tutorial and the inspiration.

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