Yesterday I showed you an idea for a birthday card with an unusual arrangement of layers. Using the Stylish Shapes Dies I cut a circle from my main card layer so the card base was able to show through. Then I fixed the die-cut sentiment inside the hole and the card base became a faux mat layer. Of course that left me with the circle I’d die-cut from the layered Designer Series Paper (DSP). Turning it into a birthday gift tag seemed the perfect way to use up that piece.
LOTS OF SHAPES
My left over piece used a pattern from the Countryside Inn 12″ x 12″ Desiger Series Paper (DSP) pack glued onto some Basic White Card. Then I’d cut it out using the #3 circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies (counting from the smallest up). I could have used the piece as it was but I decided it might be a bit small. So instead I cut some Basic White Card using the #5 circle die.
On my desk I still had the birthday sentiment from the Days To Remember Stamp Set I’d used to create the card yesterday. So using Misty Moonlight ink I stamped it onto some Basic White Card. Then from the Stylish Shapes Dies I chose the smaller of the deep banners. However this was actually longer than I needed for the sentiment, so I decided to make it smaller.
To do this I placed the V of the die close to the end of the sentiment and with that end of the sentiment going through first I ran it about halfway though my Mini Cut & Emboss Machine. Then I reversed the sentiment out, turned it around and put the V of the die close to the other end of the words. Once again I cranked it only halfway through the machine. before reversing it out. Now when I removed the die my sentiment was completely cut but the banner was just shorter.
You can see the basic process in this video I created a while ago.
With the sentiment done I cut a piece of Boho Blue Card using the same die as it was originally designed. Then using Stampin’ Dimensionals I attached the Boho Blue banner to the DSP covered circle, before adding the sentiment on top at an angle.
Of course at this point I still just had a collection of shapes all layered on top of each other. So to turn it into a gift tag I needed to add a hole at the top. I began by placing the DSP circle on top of the white one lining up the top edges. Then I used the piercing attachment on my Tale Your Pick tool to poke a hole through the two layers. With that done I threaded some silver cord from the Simply Elegant Trim through the hole and tied it in a simple knot.
Finally I added a line of three silver Festive Pearls to the edge of the white circle layer and my bonus Stylish Shapes project was complete.
In case you missed it, the details for the original birthday card project are in my blog post Stylish Shapes part 1.