I was looking over some of the gift tags I’ve made recently and it seems that there’s been only a few that are gender neutral or masculine. So today I decided to redress the balance a little with a quick but elegant design. From the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set I took a single leaf image and birthday sentiment and set to work.
FOLDED TAG BASE
I began by cutting a 3″ x 6″ piece of Very Vanilla Card, then with the long side at the top scored it at 3″. I folded the card and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create the tag base.
Then using the oval hole option on the Detailed Trio Punch I punched a hole on the back of the tag just beside the crease.
As I don’t have any Old Olive twine I decided to make my own from some Whisper White Baker’s Twine. I simply cut a piece and then coloured it using the brush tip of a light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker. I really saturated the twine so put it aside to dry thoroughly.
A SINGLE LEAF
For the tag front I began with a 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla Card. Keeping it really simple I stamped a single leaf in the bottom left corner using Old Olive ink.
With the image in place I wiped the whole piece with an Embossing Buddy to remove any oils and static. Then I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink so it partly overlapped the leaf image. Next I sprinkled the sticky ink with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. Once I’d removed a few stray specks I melted the rest with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
To complete the tag I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to mount the stamped piece onto a 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ layer of Gold Glimmer Paper. Then I added the assembled piece to the folded tag with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
All I had left to do was thread the Old Olive twine through the hole and tie it in a simple knot. In no time at all my gift tag was done.
Sometimes the simplest of designs are the most elegant, don’t you think?
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating In The Tropics Dies (not used today). Ordering using the single bundle item number meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore that option.