Yesterday’s winter storm wasn’t as bad for us as it could have been. Today we have a bit of a respite to go out and clear the driveway, before another storm arrives on Wednesday. I must say I’m already looking forward to spring but I might be under the influence of the new Mini Catalogue. Somewhere under the snow are tulips, but for now I’ll have to settle for the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set.
As soon as I saw the main tulip head in the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set I knew what I wanted to do. The design was perfect for cutting and layering, and the fact that it coordinated with the Tulip Builder Punch didn’t hurt either.
Rather than stamp the image onto Whisper White or Very Vanilla Card I decided to pull out the Perennial Essence 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. While many of the designs in this pack are flowers, there are a couple of sheets that would be perfect for my gift tag.
So on the petal pink sheet I stamped the tulip head image four times using Rococo Rose ink. Then using Old Olive ink on the Old Olive DSP I stamped two of the fat leaf that coordinated with the punch. With that done I punched out all the pieces using the Tulip Builder Punch.
Next I needed my Paper Snips so I could selectively cut off parts of three of the tulip heads. This was a really easy process as you can see below.
With the punched pieces prepared I then layered them using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
TULIP TAG BASE
My next job was to prepare the base for my tulip gift tag using Thick Very Vanilla Card.
First I die cut the base using the #4 (largest) of the oval dies in the Stitched Shapes Dies. Then I cut a piece for my sentiment using the #1 (smallest) circle die in the same set.
Next, on the tag base I stamped the longer of the two stems from the Timeless Tulip Stamp Set using Old Olive ink. With that done I attached a loop of Whisper White Baker’s Twine to the top on the front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). I planned to hide the ends of the twine on the finished tag so this wasn’t as odd as it seemed.
As I was considering the layout of the pieces I decided I needed another leaf. So using Old Olive ink I stamped the smallest of the three leaves onto the Perennial Essence DSP. Then I cut this leaf out using my Paper Snips.
To complete my tag I used liquid glue to fix the fussy-cut leaf on the right side of the stamped stem. Then with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals I added the layered leaf on the left side of the stem.
The layered tulip head was fixed into place with liquid glue with the top of the flower covering the ends of the twine as planned.
For my happy birthday sentiment I went back to the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set and Rococo Rose ink.
This sentiment is actually all on one line but that didn’t suit my design so I decided to alter it. I inked up the word ‘birthday’ and covered the word ‘happy’ with a piece of sellotape. Then I stamped ‘birthday’ onto my stitched circle die-cut piece. I removed the sellotape and cleaned the stamp then inked up the word ‘happy’. This time I covered ‘birthday’ with sellotape before stamping ‘happy’ onto the die-cut piece.
With my altered sentiment done I added the piece to the tag using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and my Timeless Tulips tag was finished (albeit later then planned).
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set and coordinating Tulip Builder Punch using the ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included both options in my product list so you can explore this further if you wish.