When I think of the Sun Prints Designer Series Paper (DSP) I automatically think of blue. Then I remember that I can get many of the same patterns in four other colours in the Pretty Prints DSP pack. But what I have to remind myself is that there’s also a more delicate option. All I have to do is flip over the blue sheets for some softer Gray Granite patterns. So that’s what did to use up a small scrap of paper on this modern looking “for you” gift tag.
SUN PRINTS START
As it was the scrap of Sun Prints paper that was the inspiration for this gift tag everything else was created to suit. The DSP piece was an odd size, 1-7/8″ x 3-1/2″ but big enough to work with. For the tag base I chose Gray Granite Card and found a scrap piece that was 4″ long and cut it to 1-7/8″ wide to match the DSP. This wasn’t my usual tag size but it saved me cutting into a larger piece of card.
Before going any further I decided to add the ribbon slot at one end of the card using the Very Best Trio Punch. So I marked the centre of one short side with a pencil, slid it under the ribbon slot option and punched. Then I just had to erase the pencil mark.
Next I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach the Sun Prints DSP scrap to the tag base. Because the DSP was shorter than the card I decided to leave a plain border at the top and bottom.
Then I cut 6″ of 1/4″ Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon and folded it in half before threading the loop through the slot. After passing the ribbon ends through the loop I pulled gently to secure it in place.
With the base of the tag now complete I was ready to create the decorative layer and once again turned to my card scraps.
I liked the look of So Saffron Card against the gray and decided to cut a flower from it using one of the Cottage Flowers Dies. Of course that meant I now had a yellow stalk and leaves too. This was a quick and easy fix as I coloured them using a light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker.
Now it was time to look through my scraps of Basic White Card. Most pieces were much larger than the tag and would require me to cut them. However I found one small piece just 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ and decided it would be perfect if I could find a small enough sentiment.
In the end I chose a simple “for you” from the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set. Using Gray Granite ink to match the card and DSP, I stamped the sentiment in the bottom left corner. Then using small dots of liquid glue I attached the die-cut flower at an angle. The flower didn’t quite fit but I was able to overlap the two flowers a little. Even so, I quite liked the way one of them still peeked over the edge of the white layer. So to accentuate this I attached the layer to the tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals and my tag was complete.
There’s a certain sense of satisfaction knowing I finished a project with my stash of scrap pieces just a little smaller than when I started. And the tag’s pretty too, don’t you think?
For another project using a different Gray Granite pattern from the Sun Prints DSP see my earlier blog post Sun Prints in Grey.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Cottage Flowers Dies in a bundle with the coordinating Cottage Rose Stamp Set (not used today). Also available in a bundle is the Very Best Trio Punch with the Very Best Occasions Stamp Set (not used today). Buying coordinating products using a ‘bundle’ item number gives a 10% saving off the cost of buying them separately. I’ve included links to both bundles below in case you want to explore these options.
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