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Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Tagtastic time

Good morning to you
I'm here with another make for the Polkadoodles blog.
I'm aware that Christmas will be on us before we know it, so thought I would crack on and get a start on my gift tags.
I start by cutting a tag out of Kraft card using the Posydoodles Basics tags die set
I then chose 4 coordinating papers from the Frosted Winter download collection and cut them out using the same tag. I then trimmed them down a bit so they would be smaller than the tag cut out of Kraft card. Then I fold them in half down the length and cut. Then cut those lengths into 4. I then choose a distress ink and ink around the edges of all the pieces.

 I then glue the small pieces onto the Kraft tag and add some faux stitching. Sometimes I use a white pen, and sometimes a black.
 Next I choose the images I would like to use and print them all out and sit and have a fussy cutting session. I like to leave a white border around the images to make them pop a little, but some people don't like that, so it's up to you.
Then mount everything onto 3D foam and stick in place where you like them on the tag. I added some stamens and some berries and finished it off with some bakers twine through the hole.
And there you have it. I also have lots of papers and images left to make more tags so I will share them with you another time.

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Simply Silhouette

Good morning constant reader. I've got another tutorial for you today, once again using Polkadoodles products.
I started with an A4 sheet of card that I had made into a background ages ago using some spray inks. I cut a 14.5cm square piece of card for the main layer, and then used the large die from the Polkadoodles Stitched Circles die set.
I then used a black ink to stamp the Graceful Flower girl image and sentiment onto the circle.
 I ran around the edge of the circle with a black pen to add a faux layer and make it pop off the card more.
 On the background I stamped one of the stamps from the Textures Galore stamp set in a coordinating ink to add more detail. I then added some rough lines around the edges using a fine liner pen, mounted everything onto 3D foam and mounted onto a 15cm square card blank.
 Here is the finished card.