Playing with scraps can be a lot of fun as today’s project shows. With Valentine’s Day approaching I had romance in mind and the Parisian Blossoms paper in my hand.
I was immediately taken with the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). Not so much for the Eiffel Tower images, but for the flowers and champagne foil accents. I’ve already made a couple of projects with this paper but couldn’t resist pulling it out again.
First though I needed to make my gift tag base and decided to try another style without using a tag topper punch. This time I began by cutting a 2″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Thick Whisper White Card. Next from the Parisian Blossoms Paper I cut a piece of the Pool Party trellis design the same size. Then with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I glued the card and DSP together.
Once the pieces had dried I used the Detailed Trio Punch to punch an oval hole at one end of the tag. Then using the same punch I rounded the four corners.
As my Forever Blossoms Stamp Set and coordinating Cherry Blossoms Dies hasn’t arrived yet I went back to the Parisian Blossoms DSP. This time I found a scrap with some flowers and used Paper Snips to cut out a couple of them. But before attaching the flowers I decided to try to add a little more romance and embellishment.
ORNATE FRAMES ROMANCE
It’s funny but the Ornate Frames Dies were originally paired with a Halloween stamp set and didn’t seem at all romantic. However with a change of stamp set and materials I thought that they would definitely add some romance to my tag.
So using the largest of the fancy dies I cut out some Champagne Foil Sheet. Then I cut the die-cut piece in half so I could glue the long sides along the top and bottom of the tag. Wow, what a transformation! All I needed to do then was trim the foil with Paper Snips using the corners of the tag as my guide.
With the foil in place I was able to add the two fussy-cut flowers using Stampin’ Dimensionals, before looking for an appropriate sentiment.
In fact I didn’t have to look far, I found “Lots of Love” in the Perfectly Framed Stamp Set and stamped it onto Thick Whisper White Card using Tuxedo Black ink.
Then it was back to the coordinating Ornate Frames Dies for the smaller of the two stitched dies in the set. I cut out the sentiment and then die-cut another piece of Thick Whisper White Card with the same die. Using liquid glue I stacked the two die-cut pieces together and then attached them to the gift tag. By stacking the card layers I’d added just a little extra dimension, while allowing the blossom to sit a little higher.
To finish off I added a line of three Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels, then tied a loop of Whisper White Baker’s Twine through the hole at the top. Job done.
Well if I started out to create a romantic gift tag, I think I succeeded. Now I’m itching to make a card in the same style. What do you think?