Friday, November 11, 2016

Tag, Day 11... and a Card

Day 11 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event, and once Remembrance Day services were over, I got to work. Yesterday's tag was clean and graphic, so I decided to go a little more layered today, using Daniela Dobson's tag as my inspiration. 

Like Daniela, I started with a manila tag as my base; mine is cut from a manila file folder using the Technique Tuesday tag die I won through last year's tag event! I clear-embossed two large snowflakes before sponging my tag with distress ink. The trees are embossed with aged gold distress embossing powder and the small snowflakes with white. I kept my sentiment banner white to go with those snowflakes. Finally I added a fold of manila and a snap to the top with a loop of hemp twine. (I've made a lot of tags; I may have felt the need to change things up a little. :D) 
Next up, a card for Merry Monday's challenge to create a card with a winter activity on it: 

So yes, I realize my activity is implied, not being done. Oh well, if it doesn't count, it's still another card for the pile! I could have totally copied Bonnie's DT card; these skates are from the same set. I watercoloured a soft blue-grey wash around them before colouring the poinsettia. Other than the heel, I left the rest uncoloured. I dry-embossed the grey panel with woodgrain before putting everything together. 

Supplies: (tag) white cardstock, manila file folder, Hero Arts Get Merry, Decorate You, Memory Box Deer in the Field  & Technique Tuesday Jingle All the Way stamps, Versamark & stormy sky distress inks, Zing clear, Wow white & Stampendous aged gold embossing powders, Technique Tuesday This Is & Simon Says Stamp Small Folded Banner dies, Chatterbox old gold snap, Hemptique twine (card) Bazzill marshmallow & Stampin' Up basic black & grey cardstock, Strathmore mixed media paper, Stampin' Up Winter Memories stamps, Versamark, MFT black licorice & Stampin' Up red riding hood inks, Zing clear embossing powder, Zig clean colour real brush markers, Papertrey woodgrain impression plate, pop-dot tape

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Nancy Penir said...

Implied or not, beautiful image, and beautiful soft surround. Love the pop of red too!

Linda said...

Yes, these skates are great for the winter activity challenge. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Notes by Nina said...

Both cards are lovely, thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Robyn Oliver said...

Beautifully coloured skates Lindsey, and a lovely card

Chris Dring said...

Oooh, like that tag, and OMG! Your card is GORGEOUS!! Another fabulous two-fer post!

Jen W. said...

That tag is gorgeous! I love the way the manila comes through on the two big snowflakes and that embossing powder is really cool - nice and thick.
The watercoloring around the skate is so soft and pretty - no need to colour the skate with that surrounding them.

Robyn said...

Thanks for inspiring me! I love you beautiful blue tag!