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Friday, November 4, 2016

Tags Day Four + A Card





Day Four of Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags event, and I'm still up-to-date! I already know I will fall behind as of tomorrow, since I will be spending the day with Tracey and several other awesome crafters, so I doubt I'll be writing blog posts. ;) 
Today I chose to be inspired by Debby Yates' pretty poinsettia tag. Here's my version: 


I really liked Debby's white poinsettia embossed in gold, with the red topper and gold accents. I stamped and cut the poinsettia three times so I could layer it. I couldn't find a sentiment I liked to go with the rest of the design, so I picked this patterned paper for the tag base instead. I used a new-to-me embossing powder, gold tinsel,  for the poinsettia — I love it! Hard to photograph, but here's a hint:


I next started a card (more on that in a sec), but it involved a lot of spray misting, so while that dried, I decided to make a second tag based on the two by Caryn Davies. I liked the patterned paper with the contrasting middle sentiment panel. I did go with bolder colours, though...



Instead of embellishments on the tag itself, I went for twine, ribbon and some jingle bells for the tie. 
My spray misting was for the current Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge, where Kimberley Wiener has provided a great Muse card for inspiration: 


I was inspired by the large JOY with an image in the centre "O", the glitter strip along the bottom and the overall clean design. Here's my interpretation: 


If you look carefully at the stem of the "Y", you can see a bit of the gold shimmer my "Santa Baby" mist added to the letters along with the red. (They began white.) I decided to substitute a wreath for the middle instead of a letter with an image. The centre of the wreath seemed so empty, I added the smaller sentiment. I would have totally done a gold glitter strip along the bottom, but I realized I don't have gold glitter. Green it was. 
Happy weekend! 



Supplies: (poinsettia tag) white cardstock, Teresa Collins tinsel & co. patterned paper, Gourmet Rubber Stamps stamp, Versamark & Altenew velvet inks, gold tinsel embossing powder, Papertrey Ink tag sale #2 die, Offray ribbon, rock candy distress Stickles; (just for you tag) white cardstock, Echo Park Holly Jolly patterned paper, Simon Says Stamp/Kelly Purkey Tis the Season stamp, festive berries distress ink, Hero Arts clear sparkle embossing powder, Technique Tuesday this tag die, $ store jingle bells, scrap twine and ribbon; (joy card) white cardstock, Hero Arts Colour Layering Wreath stamps, Brilliance gamma green & festive berries distress inks, Hero Arts clear sparkle embossing powder, Concord & 9th joy die, Tattered Angels Santa Baby glimmer mist, $ store green glitter, fun foam

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13 comments:

wienerhoneymooners said...

Lindsey, what a crisp clean lovely MUSE card!!! I adore the CASness!!! So happy that you were inspired and joined us at MUSE Christmas Visions!!!!

Chris Dring said...

Fabulous tag! Love that gorgeous EP you used on the poinsettia! Your card is all sorts of amazing!

Heather G said...

It's been awhile since I've left a comment (and I owe you an email also), but your post today was awesome. Your tags the past few days have been beautiful, but today you've given me several ideas that I have to try (like I don't have enough to do). And your card is beautiful. I really like the sentiment in the middle of the wreath...it "completes" the card.

Birgit said...

These are all beautiful! The poinsettia with the gold detail is stunning!

Jen W. said...

You're a busy crafting bee these days! Love that tinsel EP and the sentiment paper. Can't go wrong with jingle bells so the second one rocks and I LOVE the card! Using the wreath for the "O" is perfect and that shimmer is gorgeous!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Awesome tags and a beautiful card! That wreath make a gorgeous "O"! Thanks for playing with us at MCV, Lindsey!

sandie said...

Love how you used a wreath for the 'o', inspired idea and great take on Kimberly's card x

Pam Sparks said...

Beautiful JOY card!

Jacquie Southas said...

Fabulous take on the MCV card. The wreath is perfectly balanced to work with the letters and substitute for the "o".

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. I loved Debby's gold embossed white poinsettia also and yours is lovely too. Great design.

Ardyth said...

Love the classic colours and the shimmer, Lindsey! So glad you joined us at MCV this week!

Robyn Oliver said...

A fabulous 'joy' card Lindsey, Really like your take on Kimberleys card with the wreath "O"

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love that touch of gold in your tag! Very pretty!
Take care!
Michele