Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Botanicals for You and Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack Card Class by Stampin' Up - Tags X

Well, after all the fuss over the last week with the weather meteorologist, we ended up with about 6" of snow.  It wasn't as bad as the storm we got last week.  The winds were not quite as bad.  And, it will be almost 60 again by this Saturday.  Go figure!

On my blog last week, I started sharing a Stampin' Up Botanicals for You Card Class that Stampin' Up so generously shared with us Demonstrators to use for teaching classes.  It has instructions to make 4 cards and a card box holder using SU's Botanicals for You Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set, Botanical Blooms Stamp Set, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper, Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack and Botanical Builder Framelits Die's.  

I am also going to share some envelopes, gift tags and a gift tag box holder that I designed which revolves around the design of SU's class.

So, stay tuned to my blog the rest of this week to take advantage of all the cards, tags, box holders, pictures and instructions.

You've seen the cards and the card box holder now, so it's on to the tags that I designed which revolve around the design of SU's class.  

Let's get started with the fifth tag:

I made my tags 3" x 4" and angled the top corners.  

And, Yay!!!  I used my Washi Tape now that it is all organized and I can see it out in the open.  (See my Washi Tape Organization blog post here ) - .   I used the Mint Macaron piece of SU's Botanical Gardens Designer Washi Tape and wrapped it around the bottom edge of my tag.

I used one of SU's Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper, the white with the tiny multi-Mint Macaron flowers pattern and cut it at 3" x 3 3/8", adhered it to my tag using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue and trimmed off the excess paper hanging over the edges on the angles of my tag.  

I cut a piece of SU's Hello Honey Cardstock 1 1/4" x 3" and adhered it to my tag just above the Washi Tape. 

I cut a piece of the multi-tiny flower pattern from SU's Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack at 1" x 3".  I used my SU Emboss Buddy and wiped down the vellum to remove any static and stamped the sentiment in Versa Mark Ink using the Thinking of You stamp in SU's new monthly Paper Pumpkin Kit for February called Hello Sunshine.  I sprinkled SU's White Embossing Powder over the VersaMark Ink, tapped off the excess powder and heat set it with my SU Heat Tool.  I then adhered the vellum centered over the Hello Honey Cardstock using Mono-Multi Purpose Glue behind the letters of the sentiment only.  (You don't want to see glue showing through your vellum).  

I placed one of SU's Basic Jewel Rhinestones in the corner of the vellum and then added a tiny spot of glue behind the vellum under the rhinestone to make it a little more secure.


I die-cut one Small and one Medium Flower from SU's Botanical Builder Framelits Die's with Hello Honey Cardstock and one Spiral Flower Center from SU's Basic Black Cardstock.  I adhered all 3 together using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue and then adhered both to my tag.

I then die-cut the Small Leaf from SU's Old Olive Cardstock and stamped it twice; once using the Dotted Vein stamp and once using the longer Vein stamp in SU's Old Olive Ink.

I used my Petal Roller Tool to cup and curl the Leaf and the Flower Petals and adhered them to my tag using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

I adhered one of SU's Basic Jewel Rhinestones to the center of my flower.  (Too funny...I guess I didn't quite hit the center with my Rhinestone and didn't notice it until after I took all the pictures...I guess I'll say here; "It adds character!".)   Truly, I'll fix it later!  =)

I've been asked why I am leaving my linen thread longer for this project.  My answer to this question is just my creativity think tank...I imagine botanical flowers being wild in a jungle type environment, so I thought the linen thread would look like vines.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!  =)

I die-cut a small Flower from SU's Cajun Craze Cardstock, rolled and cupped the petals and adhered it centered to the top of my tag using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

I punched a hole for my hanger at the top of my tag and through the center of the Flower using my SU 1/8" Handheld Punch.

I took a short piece of SU's Linen Thread and tied it into a loop.  I took a very long double piece of the Linen Thread, threaded it through the short piece of Linen Thread and through the hole in the tag and tied it off into a double bow. 

I just LOVE how my tags turned out and coincide with SU's Botanicals for You and Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack Card Class by Stampin' Up.  The vellum is so pretty with the Hello Honey Cardstock showing through.

Thanks for visiting.  Come back tomorrow where I'll share the next tag that I designed using SU's Botanical Gardens Suite.

Have a great day!

I recently discovered that people are using my cards and/or projects, duplicating them and entering them into challenges.  My cards and projects are my own creations and are not to be used in challenges or sold at craft shows; etc., for profit.  I don't mind if you duplicate my creativity to pass on to family members or friends as gifts or Occasions cards; but,  Please be considerate of others creativity!  Thank you!

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This is my first blog and it is still under construction.  I have yet to receive my Watermark so the picture's are copyright Lynn A. Gauthier, 2015-2016 Stampin' Up.


1 comment:

  1. I'm totally loving the look of this 'thinking of you' tag. But especially love the wrinkled look of your stamped leaf!