Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We had a clean-and-simple sketch to work with this week – I hope that you’ll spend some time hopping thru all our blogs and check out everyone’s projects!
Here’s the sketch:
I used a new-to-me bundle from the Occasions catalog called That’s The Tag! It’s got a beautiful stamp set of the same name and a matching die set called the Timeless Tags Thinlits. I think it’s gorgeous and it’s what I used for this week’s project. Take a look-see:
I also used a fun color challenge from Sunday Stamps for my color palette.
Now, I couldn’t really tell what that darkest color is – or the color next to it. So…I picked Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate. With Whisper White as my neutral.
This card was really quick to make – even with the paper piecing in the tag. Really! It took me a minute to decide on the color scheme but once I did, it went together very quickly.
I started with a panel of Whisper White that I dry embossed in the Seaside TIEF and SNAILd to a Blushing Bride mat – with the de-bossed side up.
Over that is a strip of Smoky Slate paper from the Sale-A-Bration Carried Away DSP (you can get it free during Sale-A-Bration), also matted on Blushing Bride.
Next came my tag. Using the die from the Timeless Tags Thinlits, I cut the image 4 times – one each in Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White. I also cut a solid tag (also with a die from the same set) in Blushing Bride.
I took the entire cut-out image in Early Espresso and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the Blushing Bride solid tag. Then I “colored”! I used the Calypso Coral pieces to fill in the flower, Smoky Slate for the leaves and stem, and a single piece of Whisper White for the center. Just little dabs of Liquid Glue in each opening to hold each piece in place!
I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille…
I made my sentiment with a couple of images from the That’s The Tag stamp set. I stamped the little flourish image in Blushing Bride and then added the sentiment itself in Smoky Slate. Then I cut it out with the other detailed die in the Timeless Tags Thinlits. Using my 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch, I added a hole in the side to “hang” it from.
I ran a length of Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine thru the hole in the top of the flower tag and then thru the sentiment tag. Using a second length of the baker’s twine, I tied a bow around the first strands.
I popped the tag over the card front with some Stampin’ Dimensionals and then I used a little dab of Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment banner at a jaunty angle – that would also allow for good viewing of the paper pieced flower. And that was it for the card front.
On the inside, I stamped the pretty little flower image from Timeless Tags in Smoky Slate on a piece of Whisper White, then lightly colored the flower with my Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Markers.
I SNAILd the panel to a Blushing Bride mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Timeless Tags flower image on the front…
…and I added a little more of the Carried Away DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! This is such a pretty little set – I love all the sentiments in the That’s the Tag set – birthday, thanks, wedding, thinking of you, new baby and more….And the dies in the Timeless Tags Thinlits are great! I love how this one looks using paper piecing! Hope you like!
Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!
If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!
Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!
Have fun on the Hop!
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CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Early Espresso Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″); Timeless Tags die cut
Blushing Bride Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 5/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for DSP strip); Timeless Tags die cut (solid tag)
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