Sunday, February 19, 2012

Remember hood ornaments?

Does this picture take you back to when cars had hood ornaments?

I started out with a #11 tag and inked it up with Picket Fence Distress Stain, but not all over.  On top of that is Vintage Photo and Weathered Wood Distress inks and water droplets.  Around the edge is Aged Mahogany Distress ink.  The right side of the tag was run through Provo Craft's embossing folder, Heart Blocks.  On the left I stamped the love definition (Purely Random in Vermillion Archival ink.  At the bottom is a strip from Tim's license plate card stock that was aged with Vintage Photo DI.

The jalopy was cut out of cardboard covered with sticky tape.  LOTS of Stampendous glitter was used to cover it.  Using Tim's Alphabetical die I chose the lower case 'l', 'v', and 'e'; the heart (Mini Love Struck die set) is shrink plastic.  A LOT of Glossy Accents covers it all up so the car looks like metallic paint and really sparkles!

Cupid was cut from black shrink plastic...voila...a hood ornament for the old jalopy!  I cut apart a sticker from the Seasonal Salvage Sticker package so I have the faces of a little boy and little girl in the windows (recycled packaging from the dies) and the heart is in Cupid's hand.

The Valentine ticket is from Odds and Ends, stamped in Jet Black Archival ink on red card stock.  The edges were distressed with my scissors, Vintage Photo DI was smeared over the ticket.  It's attached with the Mini Clip.

HVAC tape was adhered to card stock and run through the Typeset die.  The 'x' and the 'o' were smeared with Jet Black Archival ink so they'd look better with the Gunmetal glitter than the original silver color.

Metallic silver and red ribbon finish off the tag.

This tag qualifies for the Simon Says Stamp & Show blog theme (anything goes) as well as the Grungy Monday 36 theme (A Holtzian Valentine).

Please disregard all the imperfections in the Glossy Accents.  It's so thick that some cracks appeared as well as bubbles that would NOT go away. 


  1. Hi Susan! What a cute tag! I've never seen a red old jalopy before! It's cute! I love the license plates running across the bottom, too. Really cute design. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  2. You have done wonders with that little Cupid, my friend. Seriously! A hood ornament? Awesome! Love your shiney car and the license plate border, too.

  3. I do remember hood ornaments and yours is perfect for Valentine's Day! Love the red truck. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

  4. Realmente bonito!!! me encanta el coche con ese brillo te gedo genial!!!

  5. great project! really clever hood ornament! congrats on your win over at Wendy's.

  6. What a cool idea! Pretty funny, too! Love it!

  7. A wonderful tag, Susan!!! The car looks amazing!!!

  8. This is a wonderful tag..haha made me laugh little cupid as the hood ornament awesome susan.