The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Mr Cardmaker is All Watery About Love

Well, it's Valentine's Day! Kisses all around! Hugs, too!

I made some tags for the Mr. We are not big on presents for V Day, but I like tags, so there it is.

I made these--

TOTALLY in love with Avery Elle's Circle Tag die.  I stamped with Papertrey Ink's Grand Ampersand set and I clear embossed that beautiful ampersand. 
Using Distress Inks, I just quickly dabbed red and pink inks (and a touch of grape) all over my watercolor paper tags.
Super random, but WOW, what an effect!
I thought they were a bit plain and lonely by themselves, so I die cut some pink tags to go with.
Now they look like this--
I also did two more in white, which I glued to back the tags, because the watercolor paper got slightly warpy from all the water. I taped the tags down to my surface to paint, but they warped anyway. I'll have to figure that one out.
Oh, and that's the gift there, holding everything up. I love a brown paper package, tied up with strings. And TAGS. Don't forget the TAGS that I worked so hard on.
PS-Don't you LOVE a big, clear sequin? I love layering them over the sentiment, because they're CLEAR, and you can read right through them!
Well, that's about it for me and Valentine's day/week.
Can we do Spring cards yet? PUH-LEASE????
Thanks so much for stopping by!
All Best--


  1. Happy Valentine's Day! Gorgeous tags!

  2. Now those tags are neat!! I love your sequin touch on the sentiment. That was a great idea to ground them with a background pastel tag too. The perfect gift topper.
    Happy Valentine's Day to you too.

  3. I love those tags. Gorgeous watercolor look for the background on them.

  4. Very cool tags!!! Love the water coloring and clear sequins. Happy Valentine's Day!!! Enjoy!

  5. Your tags are just beautiful! I hope they get saved and hung up somewhere like a piece of art:) And yes, a good clear sequin can be sublime! Hope you and the mister have a truly wonderful Valentine's Day!

  6. These tags are gorgeous, Richard! I love the watercolours. Definitely saying yes to spring cards! I'm working on some myself. ;) Happy Valentine's Day to you!

  7. Oooh, these are just wonderful! Love the embossed resist with that water-colored effect and the clear sequins. I have to say that I haven't ever seen big clear sequins like that but will have to keep an eye out for them because yes, they are awesome!

  8. What I'm taking away from all of today's post is the clear sequin placement. Sounds like a great tip.

  9. Your tags are so beautiful! Love the fabulous watercolored effect. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  10. the tags are cute and i luv the watercolor effect. yes, luv the sequins and I really need to get some (none of my cards have sequins ...yet) i have that stamp set too! Need to use it :)

  11. Beautiful - I especially like the addition of the pink tags underneath - that really wakes them up. Sorry for late comments, having internet issues : ( Hope your Valentine's Day was fun!

  12. Ooooh your tags are wonderful Richard! I love the watercoloring! Such a neat effect, and yes the clear sequins are perfect! And yes, bring on the spring cards! :)

  13. Beautiful tags Richard! I still havent mastered watercolor - never happy with how it looks, too impatient to watch it dry. You always inspire me to want to give it another try. This soft color is gorgeous and I love the sparkle from the sequins - such a contrast, but so beautiful together.


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