Living on a hill overlooking the Cobequid Bay here in Nova Scotia it stands to reason that I’d be attracted to stamp sets that feature water images. Lilypad Lake is one such stamp set and the fact that it can be purchased as a bundle at a 10% discount was even better.
With today’s project I have to say from the outset that while it might be small in size, it’s chock full of new products from the Stampin’ Up! 2018/2019 Annual Catalogue that went live on June 1st.
It all started with a piece of Balmy Blue Card onto which I used Blueberry Bushel ink to stamp the large circular frame image from the new Swirly Frames Stamp Set. I put some scrap paper across the right and left edges of the stamped frame near the bottom so that I could then stamp the water image from the Lilypad Lake Stamp Set twice (without reinking the stamp in between). Finally I stamped the ‘just for you’ sentiment in the top right section of the frame.
Next onto a piece of Thick Whisper White Card I stamped the boat image from the Lilypad Lake Stamp Set and used a Blender Pen to pick up ink from the lids of my ink pads to colour them ink. The colours I chose were Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch and Lovely Lipstick (all from the 2018/2020 In Colors).
With the stamping and colouring done it was time for some die-cutting. I used my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform to cut out the boats using the coordinating die from the Lakeside Framelits. From the same Lakeside Framelits I cut out two of the reeds from Call Me Clover Card, and circle from Pineapple Punch Card. Finally I cut out the stamped tag using the #8 plain-edged die from the Layering Circles Framelits (counting from the smallest up).
At this point I decided that the reeds and my ‘sun’ looked very flat so I used some Stampin’ Sponge to lightly dab some coordinating ink onto the surface of the pieces and round the edges. That was much better.
With Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I started by fixing the sun to the tag followed by one of the reeds. The second reeds piece and the pair of boats were then added with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
All that was left was to use the oval hole option on the new Detailed Trio Punch to punch a hole at the top of the tag so that I could thread a length of the new Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine through it. In no time at all my tag was done.
Don’t you think this gift tag is sweet, and so quick to do. Now if only buying a gift for a guy was as easy as making the tag…