Saturday, February 12, 2011

Love notes

Whew!  So much embossing (heat x 3 and dry x 2) on this project...but that's what the theme is over on the Simon Says Stamp & Show blog this week.  I started out with a white mailbox from the Dollar Spot at Target and 2 tags.
I sanded the mailbox, added distress inks and silver embossed 'Love' from Tim's Urban Grunge set on the end; 'Listen to your heart' was stamped in Black archival ink on the side then distressed again with sandpaper and more ink.

The larger tag was stained with coffee grounds then had numerous stamps inked onto it using Coffee archival ink(duh!).  'Passion' is by Impression Obsession, 'Love definition' is by Objet d'art, and 'Love' is by Inkadinkado. 

The smaller tag came to me as a gift and already had Wendy's heart stamp (Love To Make Art) on it in Black archival ink.  I spritzed it with Raisin, Butterscotch, and Wild Plum color washes, then ran it through the Allegro embossing folder  by Provocraft, then hit the highlighted areas with Walnut Stain distress ink. 

Embellishing the tag is rick rack, a tune sticker, a gold music bosher, 2 gold rings (Maya Road chipboard letters that have been black heat embossed), and 2 air-dry clay pieces.  The '14' was pressed into the Bingo embossing folder while the clock was pressed into the Patchwork embossing folder (both TH).  They each had plenty of pigment and dye inks smeared on them in Butterscotch, Currant/Raisin and Wild Plum.

There's a play on the title...Love Notes...notes can be mailed and notes can be sung.  Not only will this Valentine tag not be mailed to my sweetie, but it will definitely not be sung to him!  lol


  1. Great idea Susan! Love all the different embossing, just adorable to have the mailbox with the tag. Love the washes on that smaller tag, the end result is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous embossed tag!! Love all the different textures and your colors are beautiful! :)

  3. Love what you did to the mailbox! And the tag - wow!!! Beautiful!!
    Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

  4. Beautiful work Susan! Thanks for joining in with the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week ... we hope to see you again soon!

  5. Absolutely beautiful. I love how you jazzed up the tag you already had and encorporated everything into this new piece.