Tuesday, November 26, 2013

TST Something Different & the start of a "Blue Christmas"

Yes todays challenge at Try Stampin on Tuesday is a little different.  We have no sketch or colour challenge for you to follow.  We all are doing our own thing, BUT we are all making tags with instructions on how we achieved them.  I hope that you will find my tag cheerful and give one a try on your own.
Supplies Needed:
tag (or cut one to your own size and shape)
stamp set
embossing powder, heat gun
SU Decorative Strip Northern Frost
SU Decorative Strip Join in the Cheer
SU Snow Flurry Bigz
glue and dimensionals

Start by stamping your tag using Versamark and then heat emboss it using clear or 
coloured embossing powder. 
Sponge your tag using the accenting colours of your card stock (CS).
Next cut out all of your snowflakes.  I used two shade of blue and then vanilla CS for my flakes.
After cutting out the vanilla flakes I stamped them using the darkest ink and then sponged them.
With the largest flake adhere it to your tag and then with the second largest flake adhere it to the side.  
These will become your anchors for the remaining flakes.
Start assembling your flakes using alternate colours, ie., dark blue, vanilla, light blue (any variation of these colours)
Don't be afraid to shape your flakes to give them even more dimension.
Once you have them all put together start placing them onto the tag.
Add a little bling in the centre of each flake as well.

The last thing you will do will be adhere the sentiment.  
 First thought was going for a dark blue, but it didn't show up as well so plan B 
add the Peace and Joy in the lighter blue.
The edges of the Peace and Joy were sponged with the darker blue.

I wanted lots of layers for this tag and I think I have achieved this. 

Each year I decorate my tree in a different colour.  My daughter calls my tree the "Martha Stewart" tree.  Over the years we made ornaments for the kids with the kids and now they have all of their own ornaments and I can have the designer tree that I want.

Over the next few weeks the majority of my Christmas creations will be in the blue colours so I guess that means I will be having a blue tree as well.  Guess you will have to wait and see what my, as Elvis would say, "Blue Christmas" will look like.  

So now "TAG" your it. Let's see what kind of tags you come up with and don't forget to post them on our site to show everyone your great talent!

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

TSOT #144 Fine Feather Marker

Welcome back.  Try Stampin on Tuesday has a challenge for you today that makes you think. For this card you must incorporate a removable tag.

I have a card for you that will incorporate a bookmark instead of a tag, which will go perfect for a gift of a book for any reader.  Using the feather as a bookmark it will add an additional gift to the book that you may give or even a gift card to a favourite book store.
I started by creating my card base and stamped it with three of the feathers.  I started with the largest feather and then created a mask and stamped the additional feathers on top, but actually they appear as if they are underneath the largest feather.  Then with French Script I masked all three feathers and stamped the base.  I distressed the edges to give the effect of a well read book.
Using the Spellbinders Labels 13 I cut out the next layer.  The longest feather from the set was used to create a buckle or belt for the bookmark to be attached to.  Then folding a piece of lavender CS the final feather was stamped out and then fussy cut.  A magnet was placed at the tip of the feather on both sides and then this was put through the long feather and held in place.  
Now all we need is a great book to go with this card.  What do you think you could come up with. Stop by Try Stampin on Tuesday and see what the other great Designers have for you.  

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Monday, November 11, 2013

HOC C&S Lest We Forget...

I thought I would combine the photo challenge from House of Cards today with a very special celebration...Remembrance Day!
color nature
How fitting is it that the photo offers such perfect Poppies for a date that has so much significance.  My father is a WWII Naval Vet and I could not be more proud of him and all of the other men and women past and present serving our country.

The poppy was printed onto CS and then painted with markers.  Then I fussy cut it out and adhered it with a dimensional.  For the card base I spritzed on Old Olive and then using the splatters from French Foliage I added in a few of those.  Finally I use the swirls from Everything Eleanor and the sentiment from Warmest Wishes to complete this Clean and Simple card. 
This card is for you Dad.  Thank you so much for contributing to our countries freedom!  

Need more inspiration?  Hop on over to the House of Card site to see what the other great Designers have in store for you for Clean and Simple cards.

Thanks for stopping by and Thanks to all of our Service Men and Women serving this Great Land of ours.


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