Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Stampin' Dymonz Grand Give-A-Way: Gift Card Tag

It's day 6 of the Tim Times Ten Grand Give-A-Way Challenge at the Stampin' Dymonz blog:
  • Gift Card Holder Tag created with one sheet of cardstock
  • The gift card pocket must have at least 2 of its corners punched with a corner punch
  • At least 3 handmade flowers
  • The background of the tag must be made using an inking technique
Hmm, the gift card holder is something I love to do (and need practice with!), but the inking and flower-making are a little new to me. I was going to use my beloved spray-inks, but I don't have the colors I wanted, so I ended up using the Sponging technique on white paper with Marigold and Mustard distress inks. I stamped the tree image in Peeled Paint (green); I stamped it twice to create the layering.

I just happened to have some scrap from a project I'm working on that was perfect for the flowers: shades of orange printed on vellum. In the spirit of the challenge, I didn't use a template and hand-cut them. They're affixed with ZipDry and hope, both of which seem to be working.

I added an embossed sentiment at the bottom, in clear yellow.

Although I'm 33, I've somehow gotten on the AARP mailing list (the American Association of Retired Persons, a lobbying/informational group for persons over 50), & in between the constant mailings advertising HoverRound and Not Being A Burden To My GrandChildren, I've amassed a small collection of plastic AARP membership cards. Honestly, they come in so handy for projects like this, as they're perfect dummy gift cards. And because the Universe works this way, I just received a brand-new one in the mail today, which is featured in the photo!

Supplies: Foreground Forest clear stamp set from Raisin Boat, Recollections and Hammermill cardstocks, ZipDry glue, Offray ribbon, MS detailing scissors & border punch, Versamark watermark ink, Stampendous clear Lemon embossing powder, Marvy heat tool, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Fiskars corner punch & papercutter


  1. You made me laugh, you really did when I read that bit about you been on the mailing list of retired people at 33!!! Well, there is always a silver lining and yours is the cards you are amassing!

    This tag is gorgeous and those flowers are the sweetest. And handmade at that. The embossed sentiment adds to the bright and cheery appeal of the tag.

    Hope you are enjoying retirement! Lol! Just kidding,


  2. Beautiful Tag Cg...Good use of those AARP cards Huh????...(Hehe...)

  3. Beautiful. So cheery and bright. Your tees are great...Donna

  4. This is awesome...love the colors...

  5. LOL @the AARP mailings. Great job on creating this tag.

  6. Cute tag, funny about being on the radar of AARP!

  7. Oh such beautiful colors! Great job!! Thank you for participating in my challenge for your chance to win the Vagabond Machine!! As of May 1st, my blog is now a challenge blog so please stop by regularly and join in the fun! Good luck with the rest of the challenge. I'm already a follower!

  8. My eyes water when I laugh...just a gentle hint, heehee...so don't blame me for any typos! If you don't know what to do with all these lovlies, I'll send my snailmail addy...just sayin', lol.....simply gorgeous, each and every one....clever clogs! x


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