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Friday, January 4, 2008

Word Tags

I'm liking the pocket-card theme, so here's one that I did for Innovative Stamp Creations earlier this year.


Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

I had a sheet of rubber from ISC that was all words (Scrapbook Layout sheet, I think), and I wanted to see what I could come up with using just these with no images.

I started with a scrap of bkgd cs I had made using the Watercolor Distress technique (see yesterday's post for quick description). I believe the Distress ink colors I used were Frayed Burlap and Worn Lipstick. I edged the panel with a sponge and the Burlap ink.

The tags are tucked into a premade library style pocket, but these are easily made with a little cutting, folding and corner-rounding. I edged this with a little ink, stamped it as shown, and added a wide Stampin' Up! ribbon. I tied a piece of white twine around this and added a tag by cutting a slit in the reinforcement part.

For the tags, I think I used regular size tags from an office supply store, and cut them down to get them narrower and retrimmed the corners.

*tip*
To get even corners no matter what the angle, trim one corner off, take the discarded piece, lay it on the other corner matching the edges up, draw a pencil line and cut.

I stamped each side of the tags with a word (soulmate, simplicity, etc.), and a postmark or cancellation mark (both also on the words sheet), then edged each tag with ink. I chose some coordinating ribbons and tied them on in various ways for interest. I believe I used Distress Peeled Paint in addition to the other colors mentioned.

*tip*
To get nice v-shaped points on your ribbon ends, just fold ribbon in half and use a nice sharp scissor (like for quilting - Fiskars and Tonic are my choices) and cut on the diagonal.

I adhered everything as shown and that's it - a fun, interactive card for the recipient to play with ;o).

Thanks for looking!

2 comments:

Mary Leeson said...

Love this Nancy..it's beautiful! It has lotsa substance yet such clean lines! TFS. I love your favorite verse of scripture...mine is Ephesians 3:20

Tanning Lotion said...

That is some beautiful artwork.

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