Saturday, November 3, 2018

A Tag and 2 Cards

I probably wouldn't make tags except for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags event every year.  So many great prizes & lots of inspiring ideas.  Many of mine end up as elements on a card. 
My first tag was inspired by Tracey's snowflake tags on Day 1.  I love the vibrant ink blending & the bells.  For my version I used Poppystamps Tunnel Tag die, Penny Black stamps from the 2008 set called Crystalline, silver trim from my sweet friend Rosemary & DO inks candied apple, abandoned coral & picked raspberry.  I'm also entering the PB Creative Christmas Challenge & PBSC.
 ...or Hedgie
Next is my entry for Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash.  I love their wreath dies & Rosemary let me borrow hers--that's a good friend!  I ended up with a very classic & CAS Christmas card, which I love. 
Because it was so simple, I made the card from white linen textured cardstock--hard to see in the photo, but a big difference in real life.  The little wreaths were colored with 2 green Tattered Angels shimmer sprays.  I ended up using a brush to get the color as dark as I wanted.  You don't waste so much, as long as you don't knock over the bottle!  Yes, I did, but luckily it didn't make it to the carpet.  I brushed on red TA to color the Heidi Swapp alphabet chipboard stickers made especially for shimmer sprays.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.

I needed to get my brother's birthday card into the mail today, so last night I made his card inspired by ABNH.  I always intend to enter the challenges & this time I made it.  The gorgeous color combo, perfect for Fall leaves, works great for a masculine card.  I haven't done DI smooshing for awhile, so pulled out dusty concord, barn door & spiced marmalade.  Usually I do one color at a time, but this time I let them do some mixing which gave me a bit of brown as well. 
The leaves are HA Autumn Icons Fancy Dies & they were so pretty I put the little pieces in place so more color would show.  The ivory card was lightly stamped with a HA background & dry embossed.  I blended some DI antique linen on the edges.  The thin frame from SSS Frames dies was cut from burgundy cardstock & stacked 3 high.  The hardest thing was trimming the 2 big leaves to exactly fit inside the frame, but I finally got it.  I stamped the HA sentiment in Versafine Clair Acorn ink.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday & W2CB
Grab Our Blinky!

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25 comments:

  1. Your CASE of Tracey's tag is just lovely Greta and the card with the wreaths is CAS prettiness! But the winner for me tonight is your brother's card. Those leaves are just gorgeous and so lifelike. He's going to love it!

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  2. Love the cards especially the Happy Birthday. The leaves are so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero!

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  3. A great tag and two great cards! I followed the tag challenge blogger as I thought this sounded so interesting. The card you made look good. That is a good friend to loan your the stamp for the wreaths!

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  4. You have been bust Greta, tags will always come in useful, the wreath card is so stylish and of course love Autumnal leaves.

    B x

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  5. your leaves for ABNH challenge are gorgeous, Greta - thanks for joining the challenge - and love your pretty tag and CAS Christmas card!

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  6. Oh, do love the color on your tag and the jingle bells, so pretty! Second card with the wreaths and sentiment is CAS perfect! And, last card for your brother is amazing! Fab color and texture on the leaves! I’m sure your brother will love his birthday card! Take care and have a great week!

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  7. you have created three absolutely outstanding projects, greta! the tag is so sweet! love the clean, crisp design of the second card and the gorgeous colors in the third!

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  8. Your snowflake tag is fabulous in red. Good choice to use the linen type paper for the base. A nice touch for texture. Those leaves on your masculine card are fantastic.

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  9. I love your pretty tag and your cards are wonderful too.

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  10. Greta, What a fabulous card for your brother! Those DI-smooshed leaves are soooo pretty, and I'm sure your brother's going to love his special card. (And, those Christmas creations of yours are pretty sweet, too!) So glad you joined us this month at W2CB. We always love seeing your handiwork in our gallery. :)

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  11. Stunning cards and tag Greta. Love the bright tag and particularly like your leaf card for your brother.

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  12. Hello, hello...yes, I've been very much MIA with commenting, but hope you know all is seen and loved! Your wreaths are ever so pretty; the leaves, beautiful! Your tag...swoon! Colours, snowflake, tinsel and bells...a delightful little work of art! So thrilled you're joining us in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags gallery; hope you'll play along often!
    hugs~c

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  13. Hi Greta
    Fabulous tag and card ...
    Hugs Sylvie xx
    Thanks for joining us at PBSC

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  14. Pretty tag and cards! I don't make a lot of tags either.. they would be used for cards most likely since I rarely use tags for anything! :) I LOVE the way the leaves came out in your brothers card... So Pretty and Fall like colors!

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  15. Beautiful cards and tag... I have some of that glimmer mist somewhere - never think to use it but your card is so pretty and I love the leaves! Sweet and gorgeous tag!

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  16. WOW! You've been a busy girl :) Love your sweet snowflake tag...beautiful ombre ink blending and the bell is the perfect touch! I also love your CAS design with the wreaths and your brother's birthday card is amazing...your leaves are stunning!

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  17. I really like your tag. Hope you don’t mind if I use your idea for my family’s gift tags.. It’s fantastic!!

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  18. Uh oh! I can relate to the bottle being knocked over! So glad yours didn't land onto the carpet. Love the tags and the wreath card and my absolute fave is the beautifully textured leaves. Scrumptious colours.

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  19. This is Karen Bull, a design team member with A Blog Named Hero. The trio of leaves is just lovely. Thank you so much for playing along this month.

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  20. Just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! You know how much I love your wreaths, Greta! Hugs, my dear lady.

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  21. Pretty creations....love your tags.

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  22. Both gorgeous - the leaves are so striking and rich in color, and the wreath card tugs at my wreath-loving heart! Love the tip about mist coloring with a brush! I love all the inspiration and ideas I get when I come visit :)

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  23. Great set of makes! Love your background on the first tag!
    Really enjoying taking part in
    25 Days of Christmas Tags
    Susan Renshaw
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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  24. A beautiful tag, love the Distress ink background! Thank you so much for joining us over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge this month, good luck in the prize draw and I do hope you'll join us again soon, Love Jacky x
    PBSC DT

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  25. Hi Greta! I love the sweet tag and your card in classic green and red. The wreaths are so pretty!

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