Friday, November 25, 2016
Tag, Day 25!!! and a Card
Day 25 (!!!) of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event! I have a generous selection of Christmas gift tags to choose from when I eventually get around to wrapping presents... of course, they have to be bought first.
Today I was inspired by Kat Benjamin's kraft and polka-dot tag. Here is my version:
I had nothing similar to the polka-dot paper tape that Kat used, so I stencilled a thin layer of embossing paste on a manila tag, instead. (I actually sponged white ink through the stencil first, but didn't like the look.) I used some die cut pieces to embellish it as well as some sheer green ribbon.
I also have a card! Jingle Belles' last challenge of the year is a beautiful photo inspiration:
I took inspiration from the white fireplace hung with stockings and the quatrefoil rug to get this:
Making this card was a bit of a comedy of errors; there were a couple of times when I considered being inspired by the rack of wine bottles beside the fireplace and forgetting about cardmaking! The photo immediately reminded me of this fireplace stamp set that I ordered but didn't get in time for last year's cardmaking. I started by stamping the fireplace and the extra mantle, only to discover these were the two images that didn't have dies! Being used to the Tim Holtz Sizzix dies, I fussy cut the fireplace very closely to the outside lines. Then when I cut the stockings and evergreen garland, I discovered that these dies leave a white margin. So I stamped and cut another fireplace. (By this time, I had decided I didn't need the separate mantle piece.) The background panel comes from the pattern of the rug in front of the fireplace.
I may just take the day off tomorrow! Besides, family obligations beckon. 😊
Supplies: (tag) manila tag, Kaiserkraft Turtledove die cut pieces, Heidi Swapp polka dot stencil, Dreamweavers glossy white embossing paste, May Arts green ribbon; (card) white cardstock, My Mind's Eye All is Bright, Echo Park Be Mine & (?) patterned paper, Stampin' Up Festive Fireplace stamps & dies, Versamark smoky gray & Colorbox evergreen inks, Ranger clear embossing powder, watercolour pencils, Spica silver glitter marker, Spectrum Noir clear glitter marker, fun foam
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