Hi everyone! I have a little tutorial for you using some Melissa Frances paper and embellishments.
Various Papers for the tag and
background of tag (I used Attic Treasures and 5th Avenue)
Vintage book page
Melissa Frances crepe paper
MF Organza Pouf/Pink
MF pom pom trim
MF Resin Key
MF Pearl Embellishments
MF Crystal Drop
I’m currently obsessed with both kraft and corrugated paper. So I decided to keep my obsession going with this quick and easy valentine tag. First thing I did was cut a tag using some kraft paper. Next I glued down some Melissa Frances Attic Treasures paper as a base and some 5th Avenue torn up on the sides.
I like to use a wash of paint on my projects. So here I just dry brushed the sides of the tag with a cream acrylic paint.
Next, I cut a heart out of corrugated paper measuring just to the width of the tag. Because I like
the look of a “non-perfect” heart, I just folded the paper and cut to size.
I love painting on corrugated paper. I just adore the look. Because I was using the beige and blue paper for my base I decided to paint the heart pink with some cream accents. I didn’t layer the paint on too heavy because I wanted some of the paper to show through.
I still felt it needed a bit of something else. I was going to put some of my old stand by glitter on it when I spied my Glimmer Glam out of the corner of my eye…..perfect. Once the paint was dry, I just put a coat of that on top of the heart to give it just a bit of shimmer and gloss.
I next made a little banner out of some vintage French book pages. I thought it looked romantic…. although I have no idea what the words said. I simply cut the paper into a banner shape and then gave it a quick coat of cream paint. I also traced the edges with my glue pen and sprinkled some glitter on it.
I glued some crepe paper that I ruffled with my sewing machine to the bottom back of the tag. I then
glued the Organza trim to the top of it. Since this was for Valentine’s Day I decided to keep the layers going by topping it off with some pom pom trim and a black and cream ribbon.
I kept toying with the phrase “you have the key to my heart.” But no matter how I maneuvered the words around there was no way it was going to work. So I finally decided on the simplicity of “Love.”
I then topped the tag off with a bow of tulle and a little crystal at the top. Now you are ready to
give to your favorite Valentine.