Today’s Simple Sunday project uses quite a few retiring products. I hadn’t planned it that way, but sometimes it’s just what happens. I chose the Special Celebrations Stamp Set for a sentiment, and by the time my tag was done I’d used a retiring paper, card, twine, punch and embellishment too!
Before I did anything else I wanted to first make my tag base. I cut two 2″ x 4-1/4″ strips, one from Whisper White Card and the other from the retiring Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the two strips together.
After giving the glue a minute or two to dry I shaped the top using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Then I threaded some retiring Whisper White Baker’s Twine through the slot and tied it in a simple knot.
Next I needed a pretty daisy embellishment. So starting with some retiring Pineapple Punch Card I punched out sets of petals using the Medium Daisy Punch. Then I fixed the two pieces together with liquid glue so the bottom petals peeked between the top ones.
From some Garden Green Card I created two sets of leaves using the retiring Leaf Punch. Then I glued these to the back of the daisy before attaching the assembled flower to the tag.
It was time to think about the “For my friend” sentiment from the retiring Special Occasions Stamp Set. First I stamped it onto some Whisper White Card using Garden Green ink. I tried leaving the sentiment as a simple rectangular piece but didn’t like it at all. Then I thought of pulling out yet another punch but couldn’t find one I liked. In the end I grabbed my Paper Snips and simply cut around it.
After some test placements I attached the sentiment to the tag in the centre near the top. However it wasn’t what I’d originally envisaged, so now my daisy looked ‘unfinished’. That’s when I started looking at the retiring Perennial Essence Floral Centers. All I had to do was remove the backing paper from the adhesive and press it into place. Job done.
I love the bright yellow and green combination on this tag. It’s bright and sunny, just like the weather today.
I mentioned that I used quite a lot of retiring products on my tag so I’ve decided to separate them in my product lists. You should note that the Special Celebrations Stamp Set is guaranteed to be available until May 22nd. All other retiring products I used are only available while stocks last.