Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Holiday Gift Tags

Sad week at our house, so not much crafting.  Stamping is therapy for me, so last night I did take some time to make a gift tag for the Impression Obsession challenge.  Unfortunately, I forgot that only IO stamps can be used for the challenge, so I won't be able to enter this.  My LSS is probably closing at the end of the year, so at my last visit I bought several Impression Obsession stamps I'd been admiring.  For my tag I used my only tag stamp--an old one from DOTS.  I hand cut the gold & cream mats.  This gorgeous cling Holly Branch (F8786) was embossed with Zing! gold metallic powder onto the tag I had masked.  The sentiment, cling Deck the Halls (B3828) is such a wonderful font!  I stamped it with one of my old favorite stamp pads--Adirondack Cranberry--onto cream cardstock die cut with MFT Fishtail Flags Layers Stax & it's mounted with foam tape.  I finished it off with cranberry ribbon & Recollections gems.  Pretty simple, but you probably know that tends to be the look I like.
Just had time to make another one with the same elements except I used 2 of the MFT Fishtail Flags Layers Stax for the tag & I'll enter this one.  I discovered that I needed to use the soft flash setting on my camera for the gold to show in the light conditions I had instead of my usual choice of no flash.  Thanks for coming by & I'll be visiting your work in the near future.


16 comments:

  1. Your tags are beautiful Greta. I love the simplicity, and the gold embossing, beautiful bows and gems add just the right touch of bling.

    So sorry it's a sad week at your house.

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  2. Greta, your tag is beautiful! I really like the embossing, your bow, your tag, and all! Welcome to our challenges. Your work is lovely. Thank you for playing and good luck in our challenges too.

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  3. This is a beautiful tag, Greta. I love the proportion, the colors and that bow. Sorry to hear it's a sad week. Hope things are better soon.

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  4. I'm sorry your having a sad week, Greta - hoping things get better for you. Love your pretty tags! The burgundy and gold look beautiful together!

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  5. Such a regal tag, Greta! Just lovely! Sorry to hear you are having a sad week. I hope things improve real soon.

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  6. Hope things are soon looking better. Love the tag!

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  7. Great tags! I loved the one with the notch in the bottom, great idea! And love the gold with the gems. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  8. both tags are beautiful, greta! love the color combo you used. sharing in your sadness, my friend!

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  9. Greta, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    I love your GORGEOUS tags! The colors work beautifully together, and the pretty ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.

    HUGS!

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  10. Hello Greta
    Sorry to hear that you are sad, that is no fun, I hope you feel better soon. You have made two beautiful Christmas Tags, the Gold embossing looks wonderful, and give off a rich feel.
    Smiles :)
    Sue

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  11. Beautiful creations Greta. So subtle and elegant...the kind of thing the recipient would keep forever! I'm sorry to hear there's sadness at home right now...I hope it is soon replaced with happiness. Hugs to get you through till then...xx

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  12. Sorry to hear that you are sad and feel better soon! Both tags are lovely and the gold embossing together with the cranberry ink and ribbons gives a special look on them!

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  13. sorry to hear that things have been sad in your household. Sending good and happy thoughts your way. Your tags are just gorgeous. Love the embossing with the beautiful gems.

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  14. These two tags are stunning! Love the exquisite embossing and details. I hope your days are getting a bit better! Sorry to hear that you didn't have much craft time this last little while. HUGS!

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  15. I hope things are better for you & your family, Greta. Glad you had a chance to do some crafting. This little tag is so pretty! I love the gold embossing.

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  16. Magnificent tags Greta! Great details of shimmery gold, rich ribbon and fantastic shapes!

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