“Be Mine” Altered Office Tag…

Jan 19, 2009

This is one of my favorite projects in this workshop. I love it’s simple feel. Reminds me of a possible Valentine my grandmother would have made for my grandfather. I also like the little fingerprint smudges placed to resemble that of someone who just finished eating a little chocolate sweet.

Altered Tag

Supplies Needed:
Office Tag
Miniature Flower Bunch
Velvet Trim
Brown & White Baker’s Twine
Small Rhinestone
Ledger Paper
Dresden Trim (Pink)
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown)
Adhesive

Tools Needed:
Scissors
Distressing Tool (Tim Holtz has a great one)

Instructions:
1. Optional: Using a sewing machine sew a straight stitch all along the inner edge of your tag
2. Distress and lightly ink the edges of your tag
3. Adhere a small bunch of flowers to the center of your tag
4. Cut a strip of velvet trim approx. 1.5″, trim each end
5. Adhere over stem of flower bunch, attach twine bow on top of velvet trim, attach rhinestone to center of twine bow

Altered Office Tag

6. Type or print “Be Mine” onto ledger paper
7. Distress and lightly ink edges
8. Adhere saying to tag just below flower bunch
9. To make it look as though someone picked up the tag with a little chocolate on their fingers just add a slight amount of Creamy Brown Ink to your fingertips and gently touch the tag so you transfer a slight fingerprint.

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First you might want to practice on a scrap piece of paper. Once you get the inked fingerprint the shade you want go for the tag.

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