And just like that April has gone and May dawned bright (but chilly). The Stampin’ Up! 2022/2023 Annual Catalogue goes live to customers on Tuesday and so this is my penultimate sneak peek project. As it’s also Sunday I have simple project for you that gave me quite the surprise. You see my plan had been to use some more of the Sun Prints DSP alongside the new Nature’s Prints Stamp Set, but my creative muse had other plans. Instead I ended up with this pretty Delft style gift tag.
I suppose it was the Sun Prints Designer Series Paper that gave me the idea for an all blue project. Of course that also gave me a good excuse to break out my new favourite blue, Starry Sky.
I began by cutting a 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Thick Basic White Card. Then using the small hole option of the Label Me Fancy Punch I punched a hole in the centre of one of the short sides.
Next, from the Nature’s Prints Stamp Set I chose the largest image and stamped it onto the tag base with Starry Sky ink. At this point it was nice, but nothing special, and that’s when the magic happened. For some reason I decided to pick up a Blending Brush and add some Starry Sky ink around the edges. But then I continued bringing the ink over the whole tag and created an entirely different effect.
For contrast I cut two pieces of Starry Sky Card, each one 5/16″ x 2-1/2″ Then I fixed them across the bottom of the tag using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Going back to the Nature’s Prints Stamp Set I chose the “Best Wishes and happy thoughts” sentiment. After stamping it onto some Thick Basic White Card using Starry Sky ink I decided to cut it out with Paper Snips. In fact I only wanted the “Best Wishes” part, and even separated those two words.
To complete the tag I used liquid glue to add the words to the card strips. Then I cut 6″ of white twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack. After threading the twine through the top of the tag, I tied it in a simple knot and I was done.
If I hadn’t already fallen in love with Starry Sky (one of the new 2022/2024 In Colors) this project would have done it for me. What do you think of this blue? Please leave a comment below and let me know.
Meanwhile, here’s a look at the complete Nature’s Prints Stamp Set…
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Nature’s Prints Stamp Set in a bundle with the Natural Prints Dies (not used today). Buying the coordinating products using the single ‘bundle’ item number saved me 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link for the bundle in case you want to explore that option.