I’ve been dealing with a nasty cold for the past few days. I may have got it from hubby who wasn’t brilliant last week. Not COVID – we both tested then and were negative. Unfortunately my sore throat got worse and so yesterday we tested again. This time we’re both positive. Thankfully our symptoms aren’t severe, but we’re self-isolating as per the provincial regulations. On the upside I get more time in my craft studio. Earlier I chose the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set to make this sweet ‘get well’ gift tag.
TIMELESS TULIPS OPTIONS
The Timeless Tulips Stamp Set is a ‘builder’ stamp set having a number of images you combine to ‘build’ the finished one. There are two different stems, two different leaves and three tulip heads (plus sentiments). I chose the shorter stem, the straighter leaf and the middle-sized tulip flower.
I began with a 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla Card. First I stamped the tulip head using Blushing Bride ink. Then with Mossy Meadow ink I stamped the stem, before adding a leaf on either side.
Going back to the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set I then chose the “get well soon” sentiment, and still using the Mossy Meadow ink I stamped it onto a 1/2″ x 2-1/2″ strip of Very Vanilla Card.
For my mat layers I chose Blushing Bride Card, cut at 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ and 5/8″ x 2-1/2″. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the stamped pieces onto the mats and set them aside.
All I needed now was the tag base and for that I cut a 3″ x 6″ piece of Very Vanilla Card. After scoring it at 3″ I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. With that done I opened it up and put the card into the Detailed Trio Punch with the crease just to the right of the centre mark. Then when I punched down I had a small oval hole near the top on the back of the folded tag.
To assemble the tag I first used Stampin’ Dimensionals to fix the sentiment onto the tulip layer, then I attached it to the front of the folded card. Finally I cut a 6″ piece of Very Vanilla twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials pack. Once I’d threaded the twine through the hole and tied it in a simple knot, my project was complete.
It’s a simple design but quite pretty don’t you think? We’ll see if I’m up to making something a little more elaborate tomorrow…