Hello there, Michelle here with Terrific Tags with Michelle and and other edition of Creativity Unlocked featuring Orange Blossom Die Set. I know this was a favorite amongst the designers and you can see why, it is such a bright and happy set!
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Orange Blossom Die Set
Orange blossoms are not only used to create perfumes because of their beautiful fragrance but have also been adopted as a sign of eternal love. With this die set, you will be able to build a beautiful branch with layered orange fruits and blossoms. Pair it with our lovely Mod Fruit Bowl Stamp Set for coordinating fruit-themed sentiments!
I am sharing a tag and card today using the Orange Blossom Die Set and sharing an easy way to add ink blending to die cuts.
Easy Ink Blending
I started off my tag by die cutting the orange layers from Warm Sunshine Cardstock from the Summer Afternoon Gradient Cardstock Set. I then added ink blending on top using Golden Sunset Crisp Dye Inks and a Mini Blending Brush.
I blended Snapdragon ink on to the top layers of the oranges, focusing the color to the outsides of them. Since I used colored cardstock, I only need to add the ink blending to the outsides, and the cardstock color shows in the middle. It creates an instant highlight!
For the bottom layer, I used Marigold Ink. The leaves were cut from Classic Crest 110lb Solar White Cardstock and I added ink blending with Green Valley Crisp Dye Inks (Firefly, Grass Field and Shadow Creek).
I also cut the flowers/blossoms from white cardstock and adhered the centers (cut from Warm Sunshine cardstock) to them with liquid glue. The orange layers were also assembled using liquid glue.
Creating the Tag
I die cut a Terrific Tag die from white cardstock but I wanted the tag to be shorter in length. I popped the die cut back inside the die but lower down this time. I ran it through my die cutting machine again to cut the bottom off. This could easily be done with scissors, but I like the cut edge that the die creates.
I die cut the hole reinforcer piece from the Labels & Tags 2 Die Set using black cardstock and adhered it on to the tag. I also cut another tag from white cardstock to add to the back, for added stability.
I adhered the leaves to the tag first, followed by the oranges using Instant Dimension Foam Tape.
I stamped a sentiment from Statement Flowers Stamp Set on to Jet Black Cardstock using Embossing Ink. I applied Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut into a strip and adhered to the tag with more foam tape.
To finish the tag, I added twine through the top and tied in a bow.
Adding the Tag to a Card
Although I do like the tag as a standalone tag, I thought it would also look nice on a card.
I took an A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) white card base and added a layer of Dotted Wide Washi Tape to the bottom. I added it at an angle so that it would ground the tag.
I added a strip of black cardstock at the top to finish the edge neatly. I then adhered the tag on top using Instant Dimension Foam Tape.
I really like the black and white dotted washi tape combined with the bright colors on the oranges!
I hope I have inspired you to try ink blending on colored cardstock and that you have enjoyed seeing my projects today using the Orange Blossom Die Set. You can watch the full process video below.
Thank you for stopping by today!
1 Product, Multiple Ways!
Virginia opted to highlight the Orange Blossom Die Set with a classic border design. If you ask us, this border nicely contrasts the roundedness of the oranges—so chic!
Orange, a color known for evoking happiness and enthusiasm, is often preferred by confident and extroverted children. Reiko's addition of a photo of cute, laughing children added a layer of fun and personality to her card.
Tenia's playful take on the Orange Blossom Die Set coupled with the witty sentiment will surely make the recipient of this card smile.
So, there you have it! What design techniques and ideas are you trying out for your next crafting session? Feel free to comment below. You can even send us pictures of your very own creations—we love seeing your work!