Monday, 29 February 2016

Merry & Bright Christmas tag

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at our house, with this tag being my fourth Christmas piece this year.


This layered tag was started with a sheet of woodgrain cardstock from the Kaisercraft Base Coat 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" paper pad ... it is filled with gorgeous designs, love it so much that I have several in my stash.  The tag die is the largest from the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Tag Collection die set. 

I have used the same colour combo I used for my Christmas cards shared in earlier posts, the link is attached below.  The colours for the challenge are coral, lime and aqua, so I used American Crafts weave cardstock in Salmon (coral), Limeade (lime) and Mediterranean (aqua), along with the aqua in the patterned paper.

The layered wreath is from the Winnie & Walter In Bloom - Paulina's Greenery Cutaways.  They are such fun to mix 'n match and layer together.  I layered four of the delicate, open leaf wreaths together, curling the leaves for dimension.
I die cut "merry" using the Winnie & Walter In A Word - Merry Cutaway in Mediterranean, Salmon and Limeade cardstock, with each one layered together, slightly offset so that you can see the gorgeous colours together, then I added foam dots for extra pop.


I confess that I felt a bit guilty using another brand sentiment die in my previous Christmas cards, as they were for a Winnie & Walter Challenge and it was wonderful that I did, because it encouraged me to think about my stash with different eyes.  I have several W&W digital files and when I looked through my them I found some Christmas ones - YAY!!!  I took the "merry & bright" file from the FREEBIE Winnie & Walter The Daily Grind Collection Volume 1 Holiday Mint Addon and printed the "& bright" faintly on my tag.  (The printing was another learning exercise that I will share one day, as it ended up being a handy technique that I will be using again.)
The new-to-me techniqe was to print on patterned paper.  I traced over the sentiment with a glue pen then smothered it with American Crafts WOW! Citron glitter.  WOW - my "& bright" sparkles so prettily and the font looks fabulous in combination with the "merry" cutaway.


I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:

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Belated 2nd Birthday Bash Challenges
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- I created a tag

- the challenge is to use coral, lime & aqua together

- my wreath and sentiment go over the edges of my tag

- not sure if I'm stretching the "two" a bit too much, but I used two W&W die sets,
W&W In Bloom - Paulina's Greenery Cutaways
W&W In A Word - Merry Cutaway

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my holiday is Christmas

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4 comments:

  1. You are so funny, Tracy! Don't feel bad about using another company's sentiment ... we love combining products at Winnie & Walter! In fact, there will be a collaboration with another company coming at the end of this month. That said, I do love how you used the free digital file though ... it turned out so well on your tag!

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  2. Gorgeous tag, love the multi color wreath

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  3. Very cute card!! Love the dies you used
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM
    Jenscrapstoo

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  4. Very cute card!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM
    Jenscrapstoo

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