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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Merry Tag


Continuing on my papercrafting roll, I have a tag for Day 15 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags as well as a card for Merry Monday
Tag first... there are many cute, shaped tags on the post today, so I went along with the trend and made a round one too: 


I cut my tag out of watercolour paper than added some Twinkling H2Os in blues and mauve. While that dried, I got the front part of the tag ready. The deer is stamped in brown and embossed; the sled in black and embossed; while the trees are embossed in verdigris embossing powder, which is one of my favourites. The deer and sled are watercoloured with Zigs. In hindsight, I really didn't need to add embossing paste snow to the tag base, since only a few are left showing — and it meant another drying wait time. I found a teeny blue tag and even a sentiment that would fit on it! Finally, some cord and jingle bells to finish off. 


Onto this week's Merry Monday challenge, to make a card using gray, white and red. Last week's card would have almost qualified! But it's a new week and a new challenge and a new card: 


I used a little bit of black ink for my bird — I hope it's allowed! I did try him in gray, but he just didn't look right, more like a blob than a bird. The birch trees were kind of lost directly on the patterned paper, but a simple white circle solved that. He looked like a singing kind of bird, so that's how I decided on the sentiment. 
I'm back tomorrow with a special tag post! 😊

Supplies: (tag) Strathmore watercolour & mixed media paper, blue cardstock, Lawn Fawn Toboggan Together stamps & dies, Gourmet Rubber Stamps Love & Joy Labels stamp, Versamark, Versafine onyx black & Memento Luxe espresso truffle ink, Zing clear, Wow white & PSX verdigris embossing powders, Simon Says Stamp falling snow stencil, Dreamweavers glossy white embossing paste, Twinkling H2Os, Zig clean colour real brush markers, Papertrey Ink tag sale #4 & Sizzix small tags dies, Lawn Fawn mistletoe hemp cord, $ store jingle bells, pop dot tape; (card) white & Stampin' Up basic grey cardstock, Webster's Pages patterned paper, Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes & Simon Says Stamp/Kelly Purkey Tis the Season stamps, Memento Luxe love letter & Versafine onyx black inks, Zing clear embossing powder, Paper Smooches birch tree, MFT wonky stitched rectangle & Spellbinders circle dies, fun foam

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10 comments:

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute tag, way to keep up. Awesome card.

fabiola jaques said...

c'est adorable, biz

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Sweet birdie in the birch trees - love this!!

Lisa said...

Love the touch of red on your Merry Monday card, it's just the right pop against the white and gray!

Marcia HIll said...

Love your singing bird Lindsey and the beautiful little scene you put him in! What a joyful card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

KimCreate said...

This card is adorable! I adore it.

Debbie Henderson said...

Of course it's okay to use black! Your little bird is a cutie and love how you added the trees as a separate layer! Thanks for playing Merry Monday with us!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I LOVE this cute little deer on the sled! He is so sweet!
Take care!
Michele

Heather Hopson said...

Lindsay, Your card and tag are beautiful. The little bird on your card is sooo cute! I really love the colors and the banner of Fa La...is really a nice touch.

Chris Dring said...

Love both the tag and the card! That card! OMG! It's amazing! Love it!