Well this morning has been eventful with my computer crashing for the second time in a week. It seems like I can’t put off replacing it any longer. Apart from the cost, I’m not looking forward to having to transfer my programs and files. So in preparation perhaps I should begin storing some of my thousands of crafting photos onto disks instead. Then I really should think seriously about what I need from my next machine. It looks like it could be a day to break out the chocolate!
TEXTURED TAG BASE
I began today’s tag project with the Layering Oval Dies. First I cut some Very Vanilla Card using the #6 plain-edged die (counting from the smallest up).
Next I cut some Rococo Rose Card using the #5 plain-edged die. Then to add some interest I embossed the card using the weave design from the Wrapped In Texture Embossing Folders pack.
With that done I used the Detailed Trio Punch to punch an oval hole at the top of the Very Vanilla oval. Then I threaded some Linen Thread through the hole before fixing the Rococo Rose piece over the top with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Now the tag base was complete I was ready to start on my sentiment and chocolate embellishment. For this I needed the Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set and coordinating Love You More Than Dies.
First on some strips of Very Vanilla card I used Cinnamon Cider ink to stamp the “Today’s plan: consume” and “because adulting is hard” sentiments. Then using Paper Snips I trimmed around the words before fixing them to the tag with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For my chocolate image I needed two stamps. First using Cinnamon Cider ink I stamped the outline of the chocolates onto Whisper White Card. Then I inked up the solid stamp with Rococo Rose ink and ‘stamped-off’ onto some scrap paper. Now I had removed a little of the ink I stamped again onto the chocolate outline image. Finally I cut out the image using a coordinating die from the Love You More Than Dies.
I had created some tasty looking strawberry cream chocolates but felt it needed a little something extra. So I stamped the two-tone chocolate image again but this time cut out the middle chocolate using Paper Snips.
To complete my tag I used liquid glue to attach the die-cut chocolates between the sentiments. Then with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional I added the single chocolate on top of the centre one. In no time at all the tag was complete.
For more projects using the Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set and/or Love You More Than Dies, see these previous blog posts: