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tutorial: ombre papercut frame backing

I have found out that watercolor wash is the perfect backing for papercutting pieces. This is a scientific discovery brought about by rigorous scrutiny of Instagram photos hashtagged #papercutting. In conclusion, it’s a pretty solid assertion.

Here is my latest papercutting piece. The backing is watercolor in an ombre style.

Here is the very simple process to achieving said watercolor backing style:

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zazzle and the story of the product tags

When we included apparel in the Thimblecap line, the need for new product tags arose. The ones we use on purses are on the small side; they looked a bit off hanging from the shirts and printed tote bags.

Thank goodness for Zazzle. Zazzle has products that are perfect for handmade sellers looking to improve their approach to packaging. Their sticker labels come in different sizes. They offer post-its, too, for thoughtful sellers who like to write notes to their lovey customers. I was quite taken with their postage stamps but I don’t really have use for them.

The tags I had made are actually business cards. The size, thickness, and the fact that they can be printed on both sides make the cards perfect for use as hang tags too.

The front contains my shop name and relevant websites. The back contains my thimble logo and a blank space for writing the price. The background is this fun pattern I made using my stamps.

Punched a tiny hole by the upper short side, tied with string, and attached to my products using safety pin.

Beautiful!

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Get to know Zazzle products HERE.

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