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.
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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