Thursday, 29 April 2010

Bird tag

And this was the other Make & Take at my Mini Catty launch. It’s just a tag but it’s quite a fun one, using that oh so lovely two-step bird punch that everyone is ordering!

The background is wheeled with the Very Vintage jumbo wheel loaded with a Mellow Moss ink cartridge – this gives a very subtle effect on a Mellow Moss background. The bird’s body is Ruby Red, the wing is Bravo Burgundy and the branch is Handsome Hunter. All of the cardstock used on this card, apart from the Bravo Burgundy, is due to retire at the end of September so if you’re in love with any of these colours, please stock up before then! I’d hate you to be disappointed.

To make the tag, cut one corner off freehand, then take the triangular piece you’ve just cut off, flip it over and match it up to the opposite corner. Use this as a guide to cut off the second corner and you have a symmetrical tag. Clever, eh? Not my idea, of course! In fact *name-dropping alert* I think it was Stampin’ Up!’s own Shelli Gardner who demoed that one.

Stamps: Tiny Tags, Very Vintage jumbo wheel
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Ruby Red, Bravo Burgundy, Handsome Hunter
Ink: Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: Two-Step Bird Punch, ½” circle punch, gold brads, Crop-A-Dile™, Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon, word window punch, Stampin’ Write Journalling pen

All products by Stampin' Up! ®


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