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2009-03-04

Using up scraps!

Here's a gift tag I made using, you guessed it, some of my favorite scraps. I used our retired Whimsey Blossoms paper collection...I miss that paper...and really that's not the actual paper but the front cover of the paper pad...I couldn't throw that away...those flowers are so pretty.! I also used scraps of some brightly-colored ribbon. For the actual tag, I took a piece of white paper and I adhered some of the Whimsey paper to the left side of the tag. On the right side of the white paper I just swiped some Chartreuse Palette inkpad, in a left to right motion, till the white surface was covered with the green ink. Then I stamped the flower image over the green to give it a watermark effect. If you look closely (click on picture) you can see the flowers. I used a dollar stamp I found at ? store to make an embellishment for the gift tag. I stamped the scalloped note paper image. I then stamped & colored flowers from the "Simply Divine" stamp set along the right edge of the image...notice that I stamped the flowers "off" the edge to give it a 3-d look once it was adhered to the tag. I stamped another flower and with this one I put Crystal Lacquer dimensional glue on top of it.... when it was dry I cut it out and with a foam Pop Dot added it to the top of one of the flowers to add further dimension. See picture below. It's nice and shiny! To complete the tag I handdoodled the edges of the tag with a black pen and adhered the handmade embellishment to the center of tag with a foam Pop Dot. There you have my "scrappy" gift tag made from my favorite scraps of paper and ribbon! Any questions, post them here. Thanks for visiting.

4 comments:

Doramiyi said...

Very cute tag. So simple and great way to use up some scraps. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Donna said...

Hi Mary! love your springy tags! too cute-also adore your signature (thanks for that!)

Patti J said...

Your blog is just too much fun! So glad that you posted on StampTV!

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

Mary this is such a cute project! TFS!

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