Tuesday, February 5, 2013

PTI Puffy Heart Tag

The 6th Anniversary Celebration has begun at Papertrey Ink and today there is a big prize being offered!  The PTI Design Team was asked to choose six favorite projects, and then customers are to choose a project as inspiration and make a new project.  The prize?  You make a wishlist at the PTI store and title it "Anniversary."  Then one random winner will win the entire contents of the wishlist up to $300, yippee!

Today I chose the distressed tags made by Melissa Phillips as inspiration.  Here they are...


Eek, so beautiful!  I got out my Tag Sale #5 die, cut 2 coasters, and glued them together.  Then decorated a tag for Valentine's Day...


I stamped the gingham pattern from Bitty Background Blocks, then used Betsy Veldman's Make It Monday "Diecut Double Up technique."  I cut a Heart Print die out of the center and placed some Pure Poppy felt inside with a little stitched "kiss."


I then glued the whole piece over another pinked edge die cut, being sure to tuck some tissue inside so that the heart would puff out (thanks, Tosh!)


My tag was painted with folk art paint first, and then painted over with Tim Holtz Picket Fence Crackle paint.  The "Love You" from Script Sentiments is stamped on a little piece of My Mind's Eye patterned paper.

While this is NO where near as awesome as Melissa's, I am always inspired by her magical creations!  I still find myself saying "What would Melissa do?" or "Where would Melissa put this button?" quite often!

Supplies:
Stamps: Bitty Background Blocks, Script Sentiments, both Papertrey Ink
Paper:  My Mind's Eye "Love You", PTI coasters and Vintage Cream cardstock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Pumice Stone Distress Ink
Other:  PTI Pure Poppy felt, Heart Prints die, Tag Sale #5 die & Kraft satin ribbon; WPlus9 Pinked Square die, Plaid Folk Art Paint in Clay Bisque, Tim Holtz Crackle Paint in Picket Fence, Stampendous Crystal Snow glitter, twine, pearl

8 comments:

Marybeth said...

Oh I loved this one too, love the sweet tag you made. Kelly you are the tag queen…. I did not say drag queen.
The shimmer and gingham are my favorite parts.

Tracey McNeely said...

Kelly your tag is so sweet, love the piece you chose for inspiration too.

Suzanne B. Webb said...

I love the reverse technique you used with the felt heart, so cute!

Renee said...

That puffy heart with the "kiss" is so adorable I just die!
I love this...
and who better to look to for inspiration than Melissa P.?

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Kelly! Love your red felt heart and the little cross stitch!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful job! I heart your puffy heart. ;)

Susan (rainy) said...

LOVE the little "kiss" on your heart. Darling tag.

Jill Norwood said...

Kelly this is lovely! And I loved Melissa's tags too! I love the puffy heart - what a great idea to use tissue under it! I would have never thought of that! :)Jill