I hope your all having a really nice sweetheart day. As for me, I've been in training for the passed 10 9 or so weeks for a half marathon and went for my 4 mile run this morning and slipped on the ice. OUCH!!
I messed up my knee, elbow and hip and who knows what else but my back is killing me. I'm not sure I'm going to be able to continue to train so for me, that's a bummer indeed. I was able to make it 10.1 miles a few weekends ago and so I'm really proud of that.
I got home and cleaned up and decided that I was going to get my mind off of my injuries and create my second installment of Tim's 12 Tags of 2013. Here is the link if you want to check out the first two tags and follow along. Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013
Tim did this really cool tag this month with distress markers and other great techniques and since I'm doing my tags as small cards in order to display them in my Graphic 45 display I wasn't able to follow Tim's exactly. Hey, it's ok though, Tim would welcome different ideas and I don't always follow along to the "T" anyway.
I didn't take a bunch of pics or do a tutorial this time because my back was really hurting sitting in the chair.
I do want to show you what I made and explain a little how it all came together.
Tim used the Queen of Hearts from the Valentine Blueprint stamp set and I do have this stamp but Tim has made a smaller version of this same stamp in the mini blueprints 2 set BUT alas, I do not have the mini set. It would be perfect because I needed a smaller version of that queen stamp. So I decided to use Shrinky Dink and I stamped the large queen and colored her with permanent markers and shrank her down. She came out perfect, kinda like a little charm. I also wasn't able to use the kraft core black paper like Tim did so I used my newest stamp set Simple Sayings (that I just picked up yesterday) and stamped the border and phrase "From The Heart". I love the way this set has the sayings and also the border for them. They work perfectly together.
I also used portions of the Queen of Hearts stamp to make a border for my card. I only inked up the arrows and stamped them around the edges.
I used the heart from Tim's Sizzix mini movers and shapers "love Struck" set and cut out a heart. I added some distress ink to it to make it go along with the color in the tag and sentiment. I finished off my card with a few embelishments and twine. Hope you like it. Here are some pictures.
Happy V-Day everyone. I'm going to go ice and take some motrin. :)