"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Monday, December 12, 2016

a couple more tags..

Hello!! Stopping in with two more tags for the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist.  With these two I'm posting today I have made 6 tags.  I'm working on number 7 and will try to get a few more done before the 17th.  First up is a tag for the day 11 challenge to make a country Christmas inspired tag.  If you have not checked out Kittie's tag you absolutely must... you will be blown away!!  I do not think there is anyone out there who works with die cuts as well as she does... she is amazing!!   As I thought about what I wanted to do I knew I didn't want to do a wreath, but couldn't think of anything else until I made a little trip one of my favorite garden centers, Watsons in Puyallup, Washington.  As I walked into Watsons I saw these beautiful swags hanging up outside and when I saw them I knew just what I would do!  I die cut the branch die from the Hero Arts October My Monthly Hero kit from dark green and light green cardstocks.  I cut each branch apart and then layered the pieces together.  I then grabbed a little gold bell, threaded some twine through it and tied a little bow.   The tag was die cut and then run through my Big Shot in a woodgrain embossing folder.   I then adhered my little swag, added the bell and bow, some additional twine and I was done. 

My second tag is for the day 9 challenge to use white along with silver and gold.  The tags that Sharon and Jean made for the challenge are just gorgeous!!  I was definitely inspired by Sharon's beautiful tag when I created mine!  I went very simple with my design which is based on the current My Favorite Things Wednesday sketch challenge so I will be posting my little tag there.  I have been challenging myself to use sketches and such for my tags.  It is fun and interesting to figure out how to scale things down so you can still see the sketch, but make it work for a tag!  I started by die cutting my main tag using a rectangle die and then added the tiny scallop along the edge.  That was die cut using one of the dies from the MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangles.  A smaller stitched mini scallope rectangle was die cut for another element of the design.   The leaves were die cut from white cardstock using the die from the Flashy Floral set.  I then stamped each die cut with the partial image that matches using VersaMark ink.  Silver embossing powder was applied and heat set.  The sentiment is from the MFT Snowflake Sparkle card kit.  I die cut a stitched fishtail flag stax, stamped it with the sentiment using VersaMark ink, applied gold embossing powder and then heat set it.  Layered everything up, added some sparkly twine and I was done.


 
Hope you have a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, gold glitter (MFT), thin chipboard, dark green and light green, red; Stamps:  My Favorite Things; Dies:  Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, A Jillian Vance Design; twine, bell, woodgrain embossing folder; Gold and Silver embossing powder

6 comments:

Lisa said...

Beautiful tags Rosemary!! Love the swag of greens on the first and the second is so elegant!!

Greta said...

You are really on a roll, my friend! Both tags are terrific! Love how you were inspired by Kittie's tag & the second one using the MFT sketch is a stunner! I do have a tag 1/2 done inspired by Kittie & maybe I'll at least get one more made--such an incredible prize! Of course with only 1 winner maybe I should jove on to some other challenges. At least my cards are mailed--haha!

Jean said...

These are both fantastic!

Lisa Lara said...

oh I love the texture and the layers!

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous swag over the lovely texture, Rosemary ... and delicious gold and silver with the crisp white! Hugs, Anita :)

Nancy said...

OMG! Such beautiful and creative tags!