Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Curio Birthday Card and Gift Tag

I don't know if you have seen the new Basic Grey "Curio" designer paper line, but I'm in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! So vintage and shabby chic....yummy!!! I have used two different designs from this pack for my card and tag here today.

First of all, the tag was made using the "Poinsettia Tag Set" (sentiment) and the Tag Die from Our Daily Bread designs which cuts out the new tag stamps perfectly. I just wanted to illustrate with this tag that they are so versatile and can be used for way more than just holiday tags! (By the way, the "Angie" stamp is from my old stamp's not an ODBD stamp....just wanted to make that clear! lol!)

The ODBD Tag Die and placement guide are not only perfect for cutting out the ODBD tag sets, BUT I have used it here to center the pattern of the designer paper within the tag. Once the guide was in place, I used a pen and marked the guide holes.

After the holes were inked, the tag die was placed face down. The guide holes were lined up and scotch tape was applied to the edges to hold it in place before running through my Wizard die cut machine. Please note: use at least one piece of tape on each corner to ensure that the die does not move due to the pressure of the die cut machine.

Some Basic Grey pearls and May Arts ribbon was added to this tea light set, for my BFF's birthday this week.'s sneaky peek time! The matching birthday card to go with the tag is featuring a brand new stamp set from Our Daily Bread designs, called "Blessings" (another addition to the "Full of Grace" line), which will be released on December 1st! Since the Basic Grey Curio paper is darkened around the edges, once I cut my panel, I used masking and sponged Stazon Timber Brown on the cut edges....this was a perfect saturating color to match the when a plan works out!!!

For the sentiment panel, I temporarily adhered a punched Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly over the sentiment, sponged with chocolate chip and sprayed Terra Cotta and Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mists over the mask and the rest of the card. The close-up view shows a little bit of the shimmer, especially if you click and enlarge the photo.

I have used Gloria's fabulous Sketch Tuesday Challenge from Christian Paper Crafts, along with the following challenges in the making of this card set:

Fab & Funky: "Going with the Flow" (anything goes);

For Fun Challenges: Anything Goes;

Gingersnap Creations: Vintage Hues;

Little Red Wagon: Basic Grey (I used Curio).'s another reminder about Our Daily Bread designs' Free Shipping special which starts on Thanksgiving Thursday and ends Sunday, November 28. Not only do you receive free shipping on all US orders, but anyone who leaves a comment on Thursday's post on the ODBD blog has a chance to win a Bread Basket Bundle, which is all of the November releases!! How cool is that?!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you back here tomorrow for a new Bible Verse Thursday Challenge!


heidy said...

Gorgeous creations thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week

Pauline said...

I love the tag, but your card is stunning! And one of my favourite scriptures. Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous tag and card! I love the DP that you used. Thanks for joining us this week at FFC!

Natalie said...

Angie, that is gorgeous and I agree with you, that paper is fabulous, love it!! We just got it in our lss in the 12x12 and the 6x6 paper packs, we are all drooling (lol)!!!
Happy Thanksgiving to ya, gf!! Ok, the bread is rising so I got to get busy crafting!

SmilynStef said...

Love how you masked the butterfly behind the sentiment ... so glad you joined the Fashion Fun this month at Gingersnap Creations.

Kat said...

I think your card is stunning,
colours are right up my street,
love it.

Rosanne said...

Gorgeous tag and card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

Deanna said...

Thanks for playing!
Dee - LRW DT

penny4thoughts said...

Such beautiful colors and I love how the inking ties it all together - just lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)