I am also posting this for the SimonSaysStamp Monday challenge (H is for...) because even though it doesn't look like the version mr. Holtz made, it has been inspired by it: There is a collage background, playing card and bingo card, felt heart and some "lace". I have always had trouble with collages... I don't know if the reason I don't like them is that I find them difficult, or the other way around! I looked through my stash and picked out little pieces here and there. They weren't enough, so I took a clothes catalog and cut some coloured strips. Here is the base:
At this stage it became apparent, that I wouldn't be able to add the pink heart I had planned (it was closer to magenta) and I decided on a green heart. I added some orange-red washi tape to the tag and sewed around the heart with a salmon red embroidery thread. After adding the "XO" stamping and highlighting it with a Sharpie pen I started thinking I might actually grow to like this tag!
l-o-v-e with peg stamps and added a heart I once made with shrink plastic. I have decided I won't buy new stuff to make these tags, but the sentiment on the word band of TimHoltz's version of this tag ("know in your heart that you are loved") is really luring me. There is space to add it on the left, if I happen to fall for it. At least I plan to make a spread in my art journal using that sentiment and adding a pocket for this tag.