Hello! Hope you had a great week. We are having some crazy windy weather right now. I guess winter is on its way! I have a card to share today, as well as two tags. First up is the card. Two of my favorite challenges are Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches and I often combine the two. I haven't lately, but I did for this card. As soon as I saw the color combo for CTD I knew exactly what I would be making and what products I would be using. That doesn't happen to often, lol! But I had recently purchased a fun die set from Spellbinders called Joyful Christmas Tree and had been wanting to make something with it. I love this little tree as it reminds me of something from a Dr. Seuss book. I die cut the base from white cardstock and then the outlines from a light aqua cardstock. I layered those up and then got to work creating the background for the card. I die cut a panel of white cardstock and then the red striped paper. I trimmed down the red striped paper and adhered it to the white cardstock panel. The sentiment was then foiled in red with my Glimmer machine. I then adhered the tree with foam tape. The star at the top was die cut from silver foil and a silver pearl added to the center. I then die cut multiple red flowers using another Spellbinders die set, adhered the flowers together and adhered them to the tree. Little silver pearls were added to the centers and then I added additional silver pearls as you see. The panel was then adhered to a light aqua cardstock base. It took me awhile to make this card, but I love how it turned out and seriously... who doesn't love aqua, red and silver?! Don't forget about the Spellbinders buy one get one free sale going on. Just click on the link over on my sidebar to shop.
Now for my tags. I created both of these for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags event. One tag has already been entered into the gallery. I will be post the other tag to that gallery with this post. Both tags were inspired by day 2 of the event. One tag was created by one of the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge design team member Maura. She created a tag with an ice skater on it. Her tag was done in blues with snowflakes. I did mine using red and cream. The little ice skater is a SSS die that I got last year (I think) in a card kit that I purchased. I can't find the papers that I used for the tag, but I do know that it is an older paper pad. The snowflakes were die cut using the Daphne snowflake die from SSS. The sentiment is from the SSS stamp set Yuletide Holiday set. This tag has already been added to the 25 Days of Christmas tags gallery.
The second tag uses the fun little Gnome die from Simon Says Stamp that came in a card kit that I bought last year. I'm not super into gnomes, but they are kinda cute and when I saw SSS design team member Lin's tag using the same die I decided to create a tag similar to her tag. I used papers from a 6 year old paper pad from My Mind's Eye called Sleigh Bells Ring. I actually have some My Mind's Eye patterned paper that is even older and you will see it soon used on another project! I used some A Jillian Vance Design dies to create the main tag, as well as the small tag. The gnome was die cut from various papers and pieced together. After creating the tag I used a sentiment from the SSS Gnome for the Holidays set and embossed it on the tag in the lower corner. I then adhered the gnome and then added the little tag along with the red and green twine I used. This one will be added to the 25 Days of Christmas Tags gallery.
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