Sunday, November 10, 2019

Thank You & Tags

I really like the idea behind FMS challenge.  They're looking for clean lines & white space, but details & embellishments are encouraged.  Decided to use the sketch for Challenge #410 to make a Fall thank you card for the Poppystamps Challenge.
Thanks to Darnell, we tried out Die Cutting with Napkins at our Indiana retreat.  We used Poppystamps Majestic Maple die & I colored with my Prima Confections watercolors.  When I got home I brushed on a bit of gold paint.  We all found that the napkin did not adhere to the cardstock, so we just used liquid glue after it dried.  I used the same watercolors to make a plaid square & used a gold cardstock scrap behind my leaf.  The sentiment from Poppystamps Hope & Thanks was stamped in Versafine Claire Acorn on a vanilla card.  It just looked too stark to me, so I did a gold watercolor wash with a flat brush to give the idea of wood planks.  Now I'm happy with the look.  I had left the sentiment stamps in my positioner, thankfully, since I needed to restamp them.  Finished off with gold sequins.  I'm also entering DRUSSS Monday, SSS WIW & The 30 Day Coloring Challenge.
Edited to add:  Also entering Virginia's Show & Share.
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I don't make a lot of tags, but can't resist playing along in Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  I'll probably add them to cards or make them into tag cards eventually.  My first tag was inspired by Tracey's tag on Day 1.  I don't have a big bow stamp, so instead I used an old Lil' Inker die with 2 different pink felts--so much fun!
The tag itself is Poppystamps Tunnel Tag, the foliage is Altenew Layered Floral Elements & the sentiment is PTI.  I'm also entering JUGS & WAW.
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I also HAD to make a tag inspired by Jennifer's Deer Tags on Day 3 for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  That's because I borrowed Brenda's die (not sure of the brand) at the Indiana retreat & brought home several white cardstock cuts.  Not only that, I have the Altenew Cozy Flannel Cover die to use for the buffalo plaid.
I attached the cover die cut to a white scrap & used my trimmer to cut it into a tag.  Then I cut a red scrap to fit & stamped the PTI sentiment.  The deer head was stacked 2 high, covered with Delicata Golden Glitz ink & attached with foam tape.  Another tag that was a lot of fun to make.  I'm also entering The Snippets Playground.
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29 comments:

  1. Lots of beautiful sights here! The leaf is beautifully done.....a napkin? Wow! And I love the plaid in the background! Glad you joined us at FMS!

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  2. Greta, this is a great post today! Your leaf and self-made plaid are gorgeous. I knew exactly which two tags influenced you. And you finally used the cozy flannel cover die! Yay!

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  3. Hi Greta. Love the pretty pink felt bow on your tag! Both tags are beautifully done.

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  4. Gorgeous tags Greta. You certainly had great success with your napkin dies. A beautiful thank you card.

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  5. A host of lovely creations again Greta, the design on the first Autumnal creation is very eye catching, the pink and green tag very Summery and the Christmas ones equally pretty.

    B x

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  6. The plaid and the napkin technique on the first card looks fabulous and your attention to detail is wonderful. I so love those tags Greta x

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  7. Every time I see a card made with something from the retreat, it brings back such fun memories. The napkin card is so pretty and the deer is Poppy Stamps Forest Stag die. The pink bow from felt is gorgeous with the greenery.

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  8. Oh my goodness Greta, that leaf is gorgeous and is perfect for FMS's challenge! And I'm smitten with your pretty little felt bow. You've inspired me to create some of my own!

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  9. fun tags especially the b & w one and lovely autumn card, Greta

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  10. fabulous entry to FMS, that leaf is amazing. Your tags almost make me want to make some (Not a tag gal.) So fabulous.

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  11. I love your card! That leaf looks so realistic! And your tags are awesome!!

    Theresa

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  12. I love your gorgeous card and your tags are beautiful too.

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  13. Another inspiring blog from Chez Greta. Love the ?Maple leaf card. The tag is so pretty with the pink bow and the Christmas tags look snazzy in the bold red and black. TFS

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  14. Your leaf looks amazing, Greta! That is such a fun technique. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  15. LOVE these, Greta! I mean die-cut napkins??!! How cool is that!! And the tag with the felty bow is so, so sweet. Somehow felt always reminds me of the holidays- it's such a cozy material to work with. Love the plaid deer tag too - I drooled a little when I saw it on insta! I couldn't believe that it's a die...So very beautiful, sweet friend!

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  16. Such a lovely card with the napkin leaf, Greta! And, just love those tags...so so pretty! Gorgeous pink felt bow and the red/black/gold combo with the deer is perfect...love!!

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  17. Your creations are just FABULOUS but I love that napkin leaf card and it's perfect for our challenge! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DIES R US
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  18. Wonderful snippets tag Greta - and I do so love the napkin leaf card! Beautiful work, as always.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  19. How could I have missed your darling pink tag - I love it!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  20. What lovely creations!! Great use of the scraps!!

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  21. I am swooning over your cute pink bow on your Christmas tag Greta! I really enjoyed all your creations! Really love your fall card with the napkins! I bet you ladies had a wonderful time! Thanks for playing along at Just Us Girls!

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  22. I've been trying to find time to try the die cutting with napkins technique - your leaf, and the card of course, are beautiful! I also love your two tags - the first one delicate and sweet, the second one bright and fun. Thanks for joining us for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tag event!

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  23. Awesome projects!! Love the tags, and that leaf is gorgeous.Thanks for playing along at Dies R Us!

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  24. Simply fabulous makes, Greta! I really love what you did for your napkin design, adding gold and making the panel and background! It's a star! Your two tags are also fantastic! I'm really drawn to that pink and green and white! Hugs, Darnell

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  25. Your art is always so lovely, Greta. Thanks for playing along at the Snippets Playground. As their Guest Designer this month, I'm offering extra prize for this challenge. Here's a direct link to my post for the details:

    https://karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com/2019/11/creative-ways-to-use-snippets.html

    Have a blessed week,
    Karen Letchworth

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  26. I love your painted plaid!! So perfect for that gorgeous leaf... The pink bow tag is just the prettiest ever and I love the contrast of the red and check on the second tag.

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  27. Awesome work, Greta!! Your card is the epitome of Fall! Love it! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s “Show & Share”! FABULOUS! Glad to see your lovely work. I appreciate your support!

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  28. Hi Greta! Beautiful designs! I love the fall color on the card.. the little pink bow and wow the contrast on the black and white background tag!

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