I'll start today with a little hello card that uses the Loop De Loop II die. I was playing around the other day and it occurred to me that using felt with this die would give you all sorts of options. The final cut is thin enough that it's super flexible and can be manipulated to fit all sorts of shapes. My first thought was a sun.
I started by trimming out a frame from a piece of Aqua Mist cardstock and stamping it with Polka Dots using VersaMark. Next, I die cut my loopy border from a piece of the new Summer Sunrise felt. I continued by die cutting and stamping one of the sun centers from Hello Sunshine. Then, I die cut a couple of small clouds from Soft Stone cardstock and one large cloud from white cardstock. I stamped my sentiment (also from Hello Sunshine) onto the large cloud and then textured all three clouds with impression plates (small - Rustic Burlap; large - Linen & Canvas). I thought the different textures would give the card some nice dimension.
To assemble my card I took a white card base and lightly penciled where the window in the Aqua Mist frame opened. Then, I arranged my elements and stuck them down with either flat adhesive (small clouds), Tacky Glue (small dots on the felt), or foam adhesive (pretty much everything else). The result is a little scene of sorts all contained in my little frame.
Next up is my tag trio. Today's tags share a fairly traditional color scheme of Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, and Pure Poppy. The images are all fairly classic as well.
My first tag is an example of using the two dies together to create a frame. I began by die cutting both a white and a Ripe Avocado main tag. Next, I stamped the Ripe Avocado tag with the plaid background from Autumn Pattern Pieces and die cut it into the frame shape. I attached the white and Ripe Avocado pieces together and stamped the "To:" and "From:" sentiments in Dark Chocolate ink. Then, I die cut a candy cane shape and stamped it with its coordinating image from Candy Cane Christmas. I continued by stamping the holly leaves from Boutique Borders Christmas and hand trimmed them. I mounted the candy cane and holly leaves to the tag with foam tape and finished by embellishing the holly leaves with a few tiny red rhinestones.
My next tag uses just the main tag shape. I die cut the tag from white cardstock and stamped it with the pine boughs from Bells & Boughs using Ripe Avocado and Spring Moss inks. Next, I die cut the candle and stamped it with a coordinating image from Wishes Come True using Pure Poppy and Lemon Tart inks. I stamped my "To:" and "From:" sentiments in Ripe Avocado and added the candle to the tag using foam tape.
I have one last tag for you today. This one uses the two tag pieces layered. I began by die cutting the main shape from Spring Moss cardstock and the secondary shape from white cardstock. I stamped the Spring Moss shape with polka dots using Ripe Avocado ink. Next, I stamped the pine garland image from Love Lives Here: Holiday using Ripe Avocado ink. I added the berries using the tiny singular dot from Polka Dot Basics as well as my "To:" and "From:" with Pure Poppy. I mounted the white shape to the Spring Moss shape using foam tape and then embellished the berries with a tiny dab of Stickles on each image. It gave them the perfect amount of sparkle.
Well, that's all for me today. Thank you so much for joining me on this fine Saturday morning! I'll be back tomorrow with even more loops and tags, so be sure to pop back in and see what I have up my sleeve. In the meantime, make sure to check in with Nichole, Dawn, Erin, Heather, Maile, and Melissa for even more inspiration. See you tomorrow!
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Hello Sunshine - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Soft Stone - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Lemon Tart - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko; gray pigment - Studio G
Other: Loop De Loop II Border Die (available October 15th), Clouds Dies, Hello Sunshine Die Collection, Rustic Burlap Impression Plate, Linen & Canvas Impression Plate, Summer Sunrise Felt - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Tacky Glue
Classic Christmas Tags
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, To You From Me, Love Lives Here: Holiday, Wishes Come True, Bells & Boughs, Candy Cane Christmas, Boutique Borders Christmas, Autumn Pattern Pieces - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Lemon Tart - Papertrey Ink
Other: Tag Sale #8 Die (available October 15th), Candy Cane Christmas Die Collection, Wishes Come True Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Christmas Red Stickles - Ranger; Red Self-adhesive Rhinestones - Mark Richards; Cherry Twine - Divine Twine
The Double Bow Die also put in a solid performance in a supporting role.