Thursday, December 23, 2010
Lacey Scalloped Tag variation and files
Today I have another variation of the lacey scalloped tag and both the Design Studio and Gypsy files to share. I wanted to test cut the .gypsy file to be sure that it converted with no issues.
I made the first test cut in the same red cardstock and, even though the shapes are identical, the Gypsy cut (on the left) seems to have slightly thinner open scallops than the original version. I have no logical explanation for this since they are the identical shapes with no change in size. Just another "quirk" with these software programs.
I went ahead with another test cut on plain white cardstock. I set up the Gypsy file with four tags. If I get a chance I will explain how to do this with the Design Studio file but I will need to do a video to show you my method and my time is very limited with the holidays right now.
I decided to "fancy up" the tag by coloring it to resemble the original inspiration tag. I used Ruby and Forest Green Promarkers to color the alternating scallops. If you are persnickety about these things like me you will be glad to know that there is an even number of scallops (28) so the alternating pattern works out properly! I put a piece of scrap paper along the edge to help keep stray marks off the body of the tag.
I was in a bit of a hurry to do this and post the files so I wasn't as neat as I would be if I had more time - the scrap paper really helped prevent a total mess.
The tag looked odd to me with just the scallops colored so I decided to keep going.
I used the same green to outline the shape of the tag at the base of the scallops.
This helped make the shape of the tag more definite. Of course, I was a little messy doing this so I added a line of black with a ProMarker fine liner pen (what's this you say - a fine liner...check back in a few days to hear more!).
I added a Vintage Christmas Frame from Creative Charms at the bottom of the tag.
These colors worked together pretty well - if I had planned on adding the frame at the start I might have "auditioned" the ProMarkers to find the best match in the colors that I have in my collection so far.
I added a bit of red ribbon and the tag was ready for the "to" and "from" to be added. Quick and simple and rather cute (if I say so myself!).
I hope some of you are like me - still wrapping (!) - and you will be able to use these files. Of course, the tags will work for any occasion so all of my very well organized readers can use them for birthdays and other events. I also think they would make cute tree ornaments with some photos added - perhaps for a "family tree."
Lacey Scalloped Tag - Design Studio
Lacey Scalloped Tag - Gypsy
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