Almost a month ago I showed you a simple thank you card using the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set. I must admit that I was late to the party with this set and my only regret is not getting it sooner. This is a DistINKtive stamp from Stampin’ Up! which means it stamps with varying areas of light and dark all in one go. What I didn’t say when I made that card was that I’d had an issue with the first background. Today I repurposed part of that original piece.
My original card focused on the maple leaf from the Soft Seedlings set rather than the seeds.
I began by inking up the stamp with Crushed Curry ink. Then I flipped the stamp over so I could see the rubber surface. Next, I took a Sponge Dauber I added a little Pumpkin Pie ink on the ends of the leaf and towards the centre. Finally I used a Sponge Dauber to add Cajun Craze ink to the very tips of the leaf segments and the stem. Once that was done I stamped the multi-coloured image onto Basic White Card.
Back in October my plan for the card was to have two maple leaves. However I wasn’t paying attention and the second leaf was only half inked. So I set that piece aside and redid the background while the original piece was relegated to my “maybe later” box.
Today when I was looking the selection of part-completed and “not quite right” pieces I picked up the background again. There was no saving the badly stamped leaf, but I decided to fussy-cut the other one with Paper Snips.
Next I cut a 2″ x 3″ piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card and added a light layer of Starry Sky ink over the surface using a Blending Brush. Then going back to the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set I chose the “for you” sentiment and stamped it towards the bottom.
From the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack I cut 6″ of Crumb Cake twine. After folding it in half I laid the loop at the top of the card piece, then put a Stampin’ Dimensional on top to hold it in place.
Using that Stampin’ Dimensional plus a few extra I added the fussy-cut leaf and my project was complete.
This tag proved a couple of things… Firstly it’s worth keeping some ‘mistakes’ and giving them a second look. If there’s really no use for it there’s no shame is binning it, but sometimes fresh eyes see redeeming features. Secondly I don’t have to use a punch or dies to create a tag, I just need to attach the twine a different way.
For the original card see my earlier blog post Soft autumn thank you.
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