A good set of tag dies is a must have in any craft room. Two or three different sets is even better :), but if you're new to die cutting or just starting out on your crafty journey, here are a couple of recommendations.
This is a great starter set. Two pretty designs with stitching detail and they are a GOOD size!
This set is genius! These tags perfectly layer on the Tag Dies but also come with a couple of border dies and word dies!! These dies are also large enough to use on their own!! And finally..
These are my current favourite tag dies and what I'll be using today! These are generously sized and do not come with a pre cut hole at the top. This opens up many possibilities!! You decided where and if you even want a hole!! Anyway, let's get on to my project!!
I started by die cutting three of the mid-sized tag from the Chunky Stitched Tag Dies, three times out of white cardstock. I laid them out on my grid paper to measure. The three side by side measured 6.5 inches across and almost 2.75 inches high. You can use any sized tag die for this card, but be sure to get these measurements before you make your cardbase!!!
I cut another piece of white cardstock down to 7 X 7 inches square and scored it at 3.5. This will become my card base.
I blended Worn Lipstick and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Inks onto each of the tags and sprayed them with water to give a nice splattered effect. I also cut 2 different doilies from the Bunch of Stitched Doilies Dies out of the same white cardstock. I will do some stamping on these.
For my main focal point, I decided to stamp, colour and die cut one of the floral images from the Healing Wishes Stamp and Die Set. I did some very simple colouring using coloured pencils (or pencil crayons as we like to call them up here in these parts!). I partially stamped a couple of the other images onto the small doilies and coloured them in as well!!
So now it's time for assembly. I adhered each tag to the card base that I created. I made sure the first tag was flush against the left hand side and exactly at the top fold.
Because I made the card base larger than needed, I had to trim the right side as well as the bottom. I used my guillotine trimmer for this! Next, I trimmed around each tag die with scissors, this being the end result..
Very cool, tag shaped card!! All that was left to do was adhere my doilies to each panel using foam adhesive and add a sentiment!
I had to stagger the doilies slightly to accommodate the sentiment, which also comes from the Healing Wishes set. I added a bit of detail with a clear sparkle pen, some Nuvo Drops in White Blizzard and some clear confetti sequins.
I absolutely ADORE how this turned out!!
And I'm also in love with that stamp and die set!!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!! I hope you found a little inspiration here :)
Until next time...
Stay crafty, my friends!