Monday, November 14, 2016

Musing on Tags

It's another combination tag and card day! For the 14th day of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags, I was inspired not so much by any one tag as by the clean and simple design of many of them. My version: 

I do love a cute penguin! He's stamped in black and embossed, while the tag itself is embossed in silver. I added a little bit of blue sponging to the tag base before popping him on. The lights and hat trim have rock candy Stickles added — I did not expect it to make the marker run, but it did a little bit! I can live with it since it's "only a tag". 😉 I also added a bit to my fingers and added it to the ends of the twine... most metallic twines seem to fray if you look at them, don't they?  
I also played along in the current Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge, where this week's Muse is Chriss Blagrave, with this card: 

It took me a while to find my way into this card. I broke it down into some of its components... patterned paper as a main element, white silhouette images, large sentiment. And that led me to this: 

I've had this patterned paper quite a while, and thought it would make a perfect wintry night sky! I swapped out the houses on Chriss's card for trees, and added a dry-embossed strip of cardstock below but no ribbon. No gold on my card either, with a white sentiment and no ribbon. (Or dots on my trees.) 
Tomorrow life may get in the way... but I'll do my best to get a tag done!  

Supplies: (tag) Bienfang bristol, Neat & Tangled Santa's Wonderland, Swirly Twirly Tags & Essentials by Ellen Tis the Season stamps, Versamark & Versafine onyx black inks, Zing clear & silver embossing powders, Spectrum Noir markers, rock candy distress Stickles, Hemptique red, white & silver baker's twine, pop-dot tape; (card) white & Papertrey Ink soft stone cardstock, Echo Park patterned paper, (?) trees & Die-Versions Merry & Bright dies, Darice diagonal stripe embossing folder

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Barbara Godden said...

Love that cute penguin, fab. tag. the Muse card is lovely too, great paper for the sky

!neke said...

great card !!!!!!
Love the penguin !!!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love your colorful penguin! This is so cute!
Take care!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love this card and colour combo! Such a fun treeline and the perfect patterned paper! So happy to see you in the MCV gallery!

Robyn Oliver said...

Cool card Lindsey, love the background paper - fun idea to have a skyline of trees

Chris Dring said...

Love that adorable penguin tag, and your case of that card rock!

Jen W. said...

I LOVE the paper on your card! Really pretty and yes, it makes a perfect wintery sky. And that penguin? So. Darn. Cute.