As I sit down to write this blog post we are awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Teddy. With torrential rain and high winds in the forecast there’s a good chance that we’ll lose power at some point. So with that in mind I created this dramatic gift tag using the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set.
I began by cutting a 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Basic Black Card for the tag base. Then using the Detailed Trio Punch I added an oval hole at the top.
Next I cut a 1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Basic Black Card for the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set. Then using VersaMark ink I stamped “Best wishes from all of us” at one end of the strip. Next I sprinkled the sticky ink with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. Finally after removing a few stray specks, I melted the rest with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
With the sentiment ready I turned to the dramatic panel for the tag. I cut a 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Gold Foil Sheet and an identical sized piece of Adhesive Sheet. After fixing the Adhesive Sheet to the card I then cut out the piece using a die from the Ornate Layers Dies. Getting all the tiny pieces out of the die was simple using the Take Your Pick tool and the Die Brush Tip.
Once the die-cut piece was ready I removed the backing paper from the Adhesive Sheet and firmly pressed the foil piece onto the tag base. The sentiment came next attached with Black Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I threaded a piece of Poppy Parade / gold 1/8″ ribbon from the All The Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack through the hole at the top. Then after tying it in a simple knot my gift tag was complete.
I love the look of gold on black, and the pop of red ribbon really adds a touch of drama. I should also remember to use my Black Stampin’ Dimensionals more often too, they’re so much nicer against black card don’t you think?
24 HOUR STAMP SALE
Don’t miss the 24 hour stamp sale tomorrow. Selected stamp sets will be on sale at a 15% discount. This also means you’ll save 15% off the shipping and taxes too! I’ll put a link to the stamp sale section of my online store as soon as I can tomorrow (Hurricane Teddy permitting).
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Ornate Layers Dies in a bundle with the Ornate Style Stamp Set (not used today). This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore that option.