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Thursday, November 19, 2009

SC255 Christmas tag

Good Thursday Morning Peeps! I hope you all are having a great week so far.

Today I am sharing a card I made with the sketch challenge this week on splitcoast.

I am still struggling a bit with my creativity. I had the basic design of this card done fairly fast, I knew the idea I wanted to create, but actually getting it to look the way I imagined was a bit harder. I started with my DS paper, this fabulous paper is from the "Holiday Lounge" pack. I chose my colors from there, Shara sand and Ruby red.

The main image tag is what I had a problem with, I trashed two other tags before finally settling with this one. I like this one and glad I keep pushing through til I got it the way I wanted.

I did stray just a bit from the sketch, I tilted the min image panel just a bit, where as the sketch had it straight. The "ornaments" on the tag are from the "Delightful Decorations" set and are stamped in ruby red ink and I used my ornament punch to punch them out and they are mounted to the tag with some diemsionals. The sentiment comes from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set.

I used the tag corner punch and layered up, ruby red, Shara sand and then whisper white card stock. I did stamp the ornaments directly onto the white, and then added my punched ones over them, to create the "out of the box" look. Before added the top ornaments I used some score tape to put down my loop "hangers" for the ornaments.

I layered up two circles for the top and added some white grosgrain ribbon and a BIG ol' brad, don't you love those big brads? The ornaments are decorated with some sticky pearls and I added three more to the side.

Well, that is all for today, thanks s much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!!



carol h said...

Love it. Very cute. Love the way you tilted the tag. Great job!!

Laura Howell said...

My first thought when I saw this card was WOW. I can't believe you struggled with it. It turned out wonderful!

Reina said...

Simply lovely! I wish I had 10% of you talent. I love coming to your site and seeing your work. TFS

Emily said...

Love how your tag turned out Vicki! I agree that paper is fab and you've put it together so well. A great design! Love the little pearls you added for accent too:)) I'm filing this in my "gotta case it" file.

Precioso Designs said...

Great card Vicki,
You inspired me today and I kind of cased your card...will take a photo tomorrow and post it tomorrow night.


Jackie said...

Great card Vicki....I love the design! TFS!!!!