In preparation for Valentines Day, I want to share these Valentines Day Love Tags that I recently made. During February, everyone’s focus is on love and on the relationship between a man and a woman. I think it’s appropriate to include the love of the Father for His children, don’t you?
I’ve been recently studying 1 John and I love how one of the main focus points of the epistle is love. Our relationship with Him will result in our love being expressed and showed towards those in the body of Christ. What good is God’s love if we keep it to ourselves?
I don’t want to love only in situations that it’s easy and convenient.The Lord has so graciously showered us with His Love and wants us to share it with others. If we don’t have the love of our Lord, and show it to others, then we have nothing!
I’ve been experimenting with Mixed Media Scripture Tags and it’s been so much fun. These would make wonderful gift tags and can be personalized in so many ways.
I started all of my tags with some basic brown tags that I purchased at Michael’s. I covered the tag with scripture and glued it down on the tag. (see note below on creating with scripture) Then I punched out the hole at top with a single hole punch. I then tore pieces of paper of paper and painted them down with a clear matte gel medium. (Matte Gel Medium is similar to a clear acrylic paint used in art. You can find it at any craft store) Paint on some MGM, add more paper, paint more MGM, and continue until your tag is covered to your desired layout. Between layers I either let it air dry or used my heat gun. Really easy! Then I cut off the excess on the edges with scissors.
After readying the base layer, I applied some pink gelato, painted and swished it around with a wet paint brush, let dry, and added another layer of MGM to seal it in. Next I sewed on some hand tatted lace through the entire card and then added the roughly cut card stock hearts. Trust me when I say they were roughly cut.
This is the first time I have done anything like this and it reminded me of paper mache with a paint brush. There is (obviously) no perfection in these tags and I actually like the shabby chic look. I plan on using these as tags and tip ins in my journaling bible.
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***If you are uncomfortable with using an actual bible in your scripture tags you can scan your bible and print it out on paper to use for your creation. Another option would be to type out your scriptures on a word document and print it out in the desired size.