My plan this morning was to create a large gift tag that could be used for a variety of occasions. I knew I didn’t want flowers but instead wanted something suitable for anyone. In the end I think I succeeded with copper and blue and a “just for you’ sentiment.
JUST FOR YOU
I began with the “Just for you” sentiment from the Meant To Be Stamp Set, stamped onto Very Vanilla Card using Night of Navy ink .
To cut it out I chose the Stitched Shapes Dies, specifically the #3 square die (counting from the smallest up). Then I cut another piece of Very Vanilla Card using the same die. Finally I cut some Night of Navy Card with the #4 square die.
With the die-cutting complete I then used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the sentiment to the Night of Navy square.
To create my tag base I cut a 2″ x 4-1/4″ piece from the Brightly Gleaming 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. There are lots of different designs, many with copper accents, and I went with one without any hint of Christmas.
I shaped the top of the DSP using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch and then using Stampin’ Dimensionals added my layered sentiment to the copper side.
Then I used liquid glue to attach the plain Very Vanilla square to the back to provide an area to write on.
COPPER AND BLUE
Now I needed to find something to tie the tag and for that I turned to Whisper White Baker’s Twine. But before I tied it to the tag the twine needed a little alteration.
Placing the twine onto some scrap paper, I used the brush tip of a light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends marker to colour it. Although Stampin’ Blends are alcohol based it still takes a minute to soak into the twine and dry fully, so I set it aside while I finished off the rest of the tag.
The sentiment looked OK, although it was a little plain, so I went looking for something to jazz it up. I found the perfect solution, a small copper star in the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements.
So using a Mini Glue Dot I attached the copper star to the top of the sentiment. That was an improvement, but the sentiment still seemed incomplete. That was when I decided to use the brush tip of my light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends to carefully colour a small Rhinestone Basic Jewel. This turned the clear rhinestone into a pale blue sapphire which I fixed onto the centre of the star.
With that done, all that was left was to thread the coloured twine through the hole at the top of the tag and tie it in a simple knot.
So that’s my all occasion, any person gift tag in a stunning combination of copper and blue. Just for you.
UPDATE 2020: Sadly the following products are now retired and no longer available from Stampin’ Up!
- Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine
- Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements