Today I start with an apology for the lateness of my blog. I’ve no excuse other than I was having too much fun creating today’s project and forgot about the time. So hopefully better late than never, here’s a gift tag using the Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
LUXURIOUSLY TUFTED BASE
I started this project with a vague idea for a really luxurious looking base. So I cut a 2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Merry Merlot Card and dampened it with clean water using a Stampin’ Spritzer.
Next I gently tapped the surface of a Merry Merlot ink pad on the inside of the Tufted embossing folder (the side with the Stampin’ Up! logo). I placed the open embossing folder onto the multipurpose platform of my Big Shot with the inked side up. Then I placed the dampened card in the folder and carefully closed the inked side onto it. Finally I ran the embossing folder forwards and backwards through the Big Shot.
Once that was done I removed the embossed card from the folder and set it aside to dry.
Meanwhile I cut another base piece from Very Vanilla Card ready for later.
Now it was time for me to create the floral decoration for the tag using dies from the Wonderful Floral Framelits.
I started with the four individual leaf dies. On my Magnetic Platform I put a cutting pad and then some scrap paper. Next I laid out the dies on the paper, cutting side up. Then I gently tapped an Old Olive ink pad onto the cutting surface of the dies. With that done I placed some Old Olive Card on top of the dies, added the second cutting plate, and then ran it through the Big Shot.
The result was die cut leaves but with the embossed veins accentuated by the ink.
Also using dies from the Wonderful Floral Framelits I cut 5 Powder Pink flowers and two Gold Foil berry sprigs.
For my sentiment I turned to the Golden Afternoon Stamp Set.
I began by stamping it onto Thick Very Vanilla Card using Merry Merlot ink. Then I placed it onto my Magnetic Platform.
Next I took the label die from the Wonderful Floral Framelits and tapped the cutting surface with the Merry Merlot ink pad. Then I carefully put the die onto my sentiment. Well actually not as carefully as I’d planned as it moved everso slightly as I released it.
No matter, I ran it through the Big Shot anyway and quite liked the way the ink looked on the die cut piece. In fact I’d never noticed the embossed ring inside the open frame before. So that was a bonus.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Now the Tufted embossed piece was dry I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix a length of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim to the bottom edge. Then I attached the layer to the Very Vanilla base, sandwiching the lace between the two pieces. Finally I shaped the other end using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.
With that done I used more liquid glue to attach the leaves, followed by the gold berry branches. Then I used Mini Glue Dots to add the flowers.
The sentiment came next, attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I threaded a piece of Gold 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon through the slot. Then once I’d secured the ribbon with a small bow tied from Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine, I was done.
Phew! Quite a a few steps, but the inked Tufted embossing folder and dies really adds something to this project. I hope you think the wait was worth it.
BUNDLE BONUS – The Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies I used today actually coordinate with the Floral Romance Stamp Set. I didn’t use this stamp set today, but if you want to get both products you’ll save 10% if you order them using the special bundle item number. For this reason you’ll see I’ve added a link to the bundle in the product list below.