Sometimes, inspiration hits and I can’t get an idea out of my head. So it happened with the current Less Is More challenge – I read the challenge definition and my new Wplus9 Timeless Tags 2 immediately popped into my head.
Originally, I had only planned the right card with the tags mounted on top of the card, but just as I was about to cut the first tag from card stock, I thought I could do a smart thing and use the negative of the die cut. So, the second card (left) was born.
Additionally, I used a new technique I had learned in my Online Card Class course “Clean and Simple 3” which is Copic/Spectrum Noir coloring on vellum. I mounted the colored vellum behind the negative tag die cuts and then I glued the letter and the little circles where the tag opening was back on.
Just to add some accent of color, I mounted the negative die cut on some red card stock to have the thin border. Without it, the card looked a bit lost.
As for the second card – it’s still my favorite 🙂 I used the same technique with the Spectrum Noir’s , just on a smaller scale, and glued the vellum on the back of the tags.
I actually used my t-ruler to make sure the tags where aligned straight and evenly spaced. Only after I attached them, I realized I should have something in the background, so I stamped the stripes as an afterthought. That’s why it’s only on the outside, not in the middle 😉
In this close up, you can see how I covered the tags with my Wink of Stella glitter brush and used my black Wink of Stella marker to create a faux stitch border to add some extra definition to the tags. And I couldn’t help but to add some twine, it was just too cute.
- Dani Peuss heavy white card stock
- Spectrum Noir Markers
- Wink of Stella Clear Brush
- Wink of Stella black marker
- Wplus9 Timeless Tags 2
- Memory Box Die “Parker Lower Alphabet Set”
- Heart Die (came with the Sizzix Big Shot)
- Natural Twine