Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Quilled Rose Tags


I've been doing a little playing with my new tools and supplies.  I eagerly opened the quilled rose dies and tested them out on a variety of papers.  I discovered they work best on thin paper, preferably not fibrous. Crinkled Japanese paper makes very pretty flowers if you can find some. Because the paper that I chose was a little soft the quilling tool did not grab it so I simply wet the end and wound it around the tool.  It worked well and made very dainty roses at a fraction of the cost of pre-made paper flowers.

 I was also eager to bust open the 6 x 6 pack of gauze papers I purchased from Ben Franklin Crafts.  The Paper Smooches die cut very well through the gauze paper despite the netted texture.  I used the Paper Smooches quote tag die set which is one of my favorites because it has the words 'thanks' and 'hello' in a very nice script.
 At first I did not include the dragonfly acrylic sticker but realized that something should be 'saying ' the thanks. The dragonfly seemed like a great solution.

 The Spellbinders Fantastic Flourish die cuts really delicate foliage but the intricate design requires repeated passes through the die cutting machine to get a complete cut.
The purple tag base was cut from a textured cardstock which I think really matches the gauze cardstock. I also liked the effect of the yellow green shimmer cardstock tag base because the shimmer is so subtle and soft.  These tags were a great way to test out and learn what works best with these dies and papers. I hope that you will spend some time checking out the new products being sold at HM Ben Franklin Crafts because I know that crafting can make your day (and life) a better one.

7 comments:

Niki G said...

Gorgeously done Lynn! I looove how delicate everything looks with the gauze and flowers and flourishes.

Creations by Shirl said...

They turned out really cute Lynn... Glad to see you creating with all those new crafty supplies.

Annette Allen said...
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Annette Allen said...

nicely done..those flowers are gorgeous. love these tags.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Your tags are so BEAUTIFUL and a gift in itself. I really like the gauze paper and pretty flowers.

Cami said...

Beautiful tags, Lynn! I love the texture of the gauze paper combined with the delicate flowers. The flourishes adds a nice background for the flowers, and that's great that the tag die comes with two sentiments. Glad to see "new" items at BFC.

Leanne said...

Hi Lynn!
Beautiful tags, love how dainty and pretty your rolled flowers are. The whole concept of your tags is lovely. How fun to play with new toys. Thanks for sharing the supplies and techniques you used to finish off both tags, they will surely brighten up anything they go with.