Jen Austin, my down-line and fellow baker from Pink Paper Bakery, just played along with Freshly Made Sketches. She used the Tag It stamp set, and her card turned out cute (of course), so I thought I'd give the sketch a try too!
I love cards that contain tags, especially when I'm having difficulty designing. Much like a scrapbook page, it's easier if you break it down into smaller pieces first. Make a tag, and you have your focal point; then just put it on the card with a little Designer Series Paper, and you are good to go!
For this tag, I stamped the dahlia in Tangerine Tango, and then outlined it with a Blender Pen and Smokey Slate ink, to give it some dimension.
I love making tags with the Labels Collection Framelits and my Big Shot die-cutting machine. Sometimes I just want a softer looking tag, and not a squared of tag, and so this method is my go-to method for that! Place the top cutting plate only over the section you want to cut.
- Stamp Set: Regarding Dahlias (130324 wood/ 130327 clear)
- Tangerine Tango card stock (111349) - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
- Whisper White card stock (100730) - 4" x 5 1/4", and 2 3/8" x 4 3/4" (for tag)
- Basic Gray card stock (121044) - 3/4" x 4" (then punched with Scallop Edge punch)
- Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper (130141) - 2 1/2" x 4"
- Ink: Tangerine Tango (126946), Basic Gray (126981), Smokey Slate (131179)
- Tools & Accessories
- Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
- Labels Collection Framelits (125598)
- Scallop Edge Border punch (119882)
- Blender Pen (102845)
- Organza Ribbon (114439)
- Sycamore Street ribbon (retired)
- 1/4" hole punch (non-Stampin Up)
- Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
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