A week or so ago I showed you how I used an image from the Elegantly Said Stamp Set to create a larger ‘background’ design. On that occasion I used part of the background on a card project, and I promised two more projects would follow. So here’s the first of those, using another piece to create a quick gift tag.
ELEGANTLY SAID BACKGROUND
My background began as an experiment using the large image from the Elegantly Said Stamp Set. I’d realised I could simply stamp the four ‘triangles’ together to create a larger background. So that’s what I did on Basic White Card using Tuxedo Black ink with the aid of my Stamparatus.
Once the pattern was complete I placed three different dies from the Tasteful Labels Dies on the stamped area and cut them out.
I’d already used the long thin piece on my card project so for my tag I chose the larger of the two remaining pieces.
This time to add colour to the die-cut piece I used a Blending Brush with a Just Jade ink pad. I left the colour lighter towards the centre and made it much darker around the edges. Then to turn it into a tag I used the oval hole option on the Detailed Trio Punch.
Next I cut some gold cord from the Simply Elegant Trim pack and folded it in half. I passed the loop through the hole in the tag and threaded the ends of the cord through the loop. Then I pulled tight to secure it in place.
MORE TASTEFUL LABELS
That just left the sentiment and decoration to do. I started by stamping “For you” from the Elegantly Said Stamp Set onto Basic White Card using Tuxedo Black ink. Then I went back to the Tasteful Labels Dies to cut it out.
I love the scalloped edges and stitched detail on the two circular dies in the set and my sentiment fit perfectly. So using the Cut & Emboss Machine I cut out the sentiment using the larger ‘circle’ die.
Then I placed the same die onto some gold Brushed Metallic Cardstock and nested the smaller ‘circle’ die inside it. After making sure that it was perfectly centred I held the dies together with a little tape and then ran them through my machine. Now I had a pretty frame and I attached it to the sentiment using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
To finish I scattered some Pearl Basic Jewels onto the assembled piece and mounted it onto the tag base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Job done.
The more I play with the Tasteful Labels Dies the more I’m left wondering why I waited so long to get them. Not only is there a great choice of shapes and sizes in the set, but the detail around the edges really makes them special. If you don’t already have these dies, make sure to check them out.
I’ve got a busy day today so I’m going to grab a second cup of coffee and get started on my list. I hope you’ll come back tomorrow when I have a new Simple Sunday card project to inspire you.
If you missed the card mentioned in my introduction you’ll find it in my blog post Elegantly Said does it again.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Elegantly Said Stamp Set in a bundle with the Elegant Tag Punch (not used today). Using a single ‘bundle’ item number to order them 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.
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