Hello there, Michelle Short here with Terrific Tags with Michelle.
Today, I have a quick and easy way to create a tag-shaped card. In the past, I shared how to create a tag-shaped card using the Terrific Tags Die Set.
For today's card, I wanted to share how to create a tag-shaped card using just a card base and a guillotine, craft knife, or scissors.
Creating the Focal Point
I then took the Gracious Peonies Simple Coloring & Layering Stencils and placed one on top of the image at a time, securing them in place with Satin Masking Tape.
Using a Small Ink Blending Tool, I added ink blending to the petals first with Sweet Dreams Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set. I used Dew Drops, Aqualicious, and Teal Cave. For the leaves, I used Green Valley Crisp Dye Ink Cube Set. I used Firefly, Grass Field, and Shadow Creek.
TOP TIP: Always go a little darker than you think with ink blending. As the inks dry, they do lighten up slightly.
Although this is a non-traditional color combination for these flowers, I love how they turned out! And since this is card making and we are not necessarily going for realism, you can use any colors you want!
Do you stick to traditional colors for flowers, or do you like to mix them up?
The image was then die cut using the Gracious Peonies Die.
Creating the Shaped Card
I took an A2 sized (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) white card base and cut the top left-hand corner off using a guillotine. I just eyeballed the kind of size that I wanted to make things quick and easy.
I then took the piece that I cut off, rotated it, and placed it on top of the right-hand corner of the card. I drew a line where to cut with a pencil and then cut that side off to match the other. No measuring necessary!
It is a really quick and easy way to create a tag-shaped card. Make sure to watch the video to see a close-up look at how I did it!
Bringing the Card Together
Using the residual ink on the brush, I added a little ink blending to the card base so that it could peek out behind the image. The image was adhered on top using Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I then cut off the excess hanging over the edges with scissors.
I die cut the word “hugs” from the Versatile Greetings Die Set three times from black cardstock with a Double-Sided Adhesive Sheet on the back. They were layered up and then adhered to the shadow part of the die, which was cut from Vellum Translucent Paper. It was then adhered to the card.
To finish off, I added Essential Black & White Enamel Dots around the image to embellish it.
I hope this has inspired you to try creating quick and easy shaped cards. You can watch the full process video below or on YouTube.
Before you go, check out a few projects featuring the Gracious Peonies Stamp Set!
Thanks so much for stopping by today, wishing you a wonderful day!