Do you like sparkle and shine? Then come see what I made over at Where Creativity Meets C9.
Every day for 25 days, a different company will be featured, how fun is that? So much inspiration, I really hope you’ll take a moment to look around, and even join us. Concord & 9th is giving away a $25 prize. Have you seen their new release? You want to win this! This graphic shows which companies are participating. All of them, awesome.
Now, for my tag!
Using the Bags & Tags Dies, I cut out my tag from white cardstock. I used an image from Joy to add a bit of interest to the blank tag, and then the To and From from Perfectly Penned to make the tag an official gift tag. 🙂 Now, for the fun part.
I used distress ink to paint some tree colors onto watercolor paper. Then using the zig zag border die from Bags & Tags, I cut out some pieces and then adhered them to a piece of scrap office paper. Using the tree stitched die from Simon Says Stamp, I cut out this tree, and then turned up the edges with my bone folder.
I made two trees, as I knew I wanted the tree to hang over the edge of the tag, and wanted it to have a pretty back side, as well. Applied some red sequins as ornaments, and that’s the completed tree. Finished the tag with a reinforcement made from silver glitter paper and then used some satin embroidery floss to make the tie.
Thank you so much for stopping by, I wish you and yours a very happy holiday season!
It’s already our third challenge over at Where Creativity Meets C9. Time really does fly as you’re having fun. Also, as you get older. Ahem. 🙂 The challenge this month is Sparkle and Shine, which means holiday goodies!
Before I get to my tags, I want to remind you that our challenge sponsor is the awesome Concord & 9th and the prizes are a $25 gift certificate to a random winner plus a guest designer position offered to the best entry! You have until the 29th of this month to enter the challenge, so get cracking.
I make a lot of handmade goodies for the holidays. Baked goods, crocheted items, things like that. And by the time I’ve completed the gift I don’t have the desire to make a card. This year I thought I’d get a head start with some tags.
Using the Tree Ring background stamp and some versamark, I embossed the image with some Ranger Gold Tinsel embossing powder. This is a must have in your stash. It’s so beautiful. Really, click there, I’ll wait while you order some.
I cut the cardstock down into two inch strips, which is the perfect side for the Bags & Tags dies. I also used the circle reinforcement die from the same set to cut out some felt. I use bamboo vegan felt, which means no animals were harmed in the making of my reinforcements. I purchased a sampler from a store on Etsy, and am so happy with it. Great feel, fantastic colors, good price point.
I sponged on a bit of distress ink along the bottom, just for some interest. And to match the reinforcement felt color. To reinforce the reinforcement, if you will. 🙂
Then used some stamps from the Lots of Blots stamp set to complete the tags.
That’s it for these simple tags. Now I just need to make about twenty more. Make sure to join the challenge and we’d love it if you followed along on our journey, you can find us over on Instagram and Facebook.
I made a little gift tag for our geometric challenge over at A Blog Named Hero. A fun challenge, you have one more day to join us.
It’s time for my monthly post over at Where Creativity Meets C9, come check out this watercolor spectacle. 🙂
I had so much fun making this card. It’s for the geometric challenge over at A Blog Named Hero.
This month’s challenge at Where Creativity Meets C9 is all about Watercolor. And that makes me happy. I have been using watercolor more often in the hopes of getting better. And it’s fun. Hard to mess up, really. You get to say words like “organic” and “dreamy” when talking about watercolor, and that means anything goes!
I used the Wildflower stamp set and randomly stamped the two large floral images and the sprig of leaves. Then I filled in with smaller images from the same set. Do you have this set? You should. I feel like it will have a permanent place in my stamping rotation. While stamping the images I left the sentiment in place so I’d save space for it. That stamp comes from Brushed Blossom.
I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor paints to loosely color around the images. I love this look, and it’s the first time I’ve done it. There’s something very modern, yet retro, about it that just really appeals to me.
I finished the card front with a few sequins and rhinestones and put it onto some purple cardstock from MFT Stamps.
Our challenge sponsor is the awesome Concord & 9th and the prizes are a $25 gift certificate to a random winner plus a guest designer position offered to the best entry! You have until the 29th of this month to enter the challenge, so make sure you do!
I tried something new to me, no line watercoloring. This is the result. Go check it out at A Blog Named Hero.