Thursday, November 12, 2015

Card Directions & Christmas Tag

I want to thank all of you who visited ScrapRDV to see my sketch & card--I so appreciate it!
Thought some of you might be interested in how the card was made.  I followed Heather's tutorial HERE using Penny Black stamps & Merry die. The PTI inks are Autumn Rose, Pinefeather & Ocean Tides.  I spritzed the panel with Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold which gives a gorgeous shimmer.  To make the black background strip I just used my Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad direct to paper.  I'm entering the challenge at Penny Black & More
Tracey's Avery Elle Tag
I don't make many tags, but was so inspired by Tracey's tag on DAY 1 that I made one for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags. I love wreaths & pulled out one of my favorites by Art Impressions, a company not far from me. I used Tracey's red & green color combo (different shades), red & white ribbon, sequins & layout.  The wreath was inked in Distress Ink pine needles, spritzed & stamped. Then I inked in Distress Ink evergreen bough, spritzed, turned the image slightly & stamped again. 
The sentiment, also AI, was stamped in Distress Ink festive berries.  I used tiny gems for berries & added 3 white sequins.  The PTI Tag Sale #3 die cut was sent by my sweet friend, Martha, so I can see if I really want to buy the die. I'm also entering the Christmas challenges at Art ImpressionsHappy Little Stampers. I just might end up making some more tags before the challenges end. Long post--thanks for sticking with me!



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23 comments:

  1. Your tags are beautiful and fresh looking Greta. Now I'm sure you'll NEED to buy that die. The batik card is really gorgeous. I enjoyed reading Heather's tutorial. Thank you for sharing. Barbxx

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  2. Lovely work as always, Greta! Jo x

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  3. Nice seeing your batik again and your tags are so cute! I love that the stamping goes off the edge just a bit.

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  4. OH, Greta, you used the technique so beautifully!
    Love your card & sketch.
    (Thanks for the link to Heather's tutorial.)
    And, your tag is darling.

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  5. Gorgeous card and tags Greta! All so fun and festive!

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  6. Both your tag and card are beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us over at Art Impressions!

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  7. Your Christmas card is so gorgeous...love everything about it! And, your tag is so pretty with the wreath! Hope you have a great weekend!:-)

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  8. Your tags is as pretty as can be Greta!! Love the fun display piece to photograph it!!

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  9. Love your tag and it's easy to be inspired by Tracey! Amazing background on your beautiful card,Greta! Love that little ice cube tag holder too:)

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  10. The background on your card is amazing, Greta and the tag is so sweet!

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  11. Beautiful creations... Loving that cute tag!

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  12. Two beautiful festive card and tag! The background on your card is stunning, Greta!

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  13. The background on your card is superb and I love the simplicity of ur tag :)

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  14. Wow...you are so talented and incredible. I love your fabulous tag and your card is wonderful.

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  15. Greta I love your wreath. Such a pretty green. Thank you for linking up to the 25 Days of Christmas Tags!

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  16. I love your Batik technique on your card and the colors are gorgeous, Greta! Such a sweet tag, too!
    Thanks for the link to the tutorial :)

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  17. such beautiful christmas creations! i love the gems on the tag too. thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more.
    linda

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  18. lovely tag, love how you have created the wreath. thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.

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  19. Your card, with the pretty snowflakes falling through your lovely sky, is so eye-catching! Thank you for sharing the sketch...so many possibilities! Your tag: sheer delight! I think that tag die needs to live at your house! Speaking of snowflakes...we experienced a gazillion of them yesterday...1.5 feet worth....
    Hugs~c

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  20. Lovely creations.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and More Challenge;-))m

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