Friday 8 December 2017

Playing tag

This week's challenge at Daring Cardmakers is to make a tag or label for a gift.

I've gone for a sort of cosy rustic vibe - of course embossing like this does mean you have to back it with a second, plain tag otherwise it's impossible to write on!

Cable Knit embossing folder (Stampin Up!)
Compliments of the Season stamp set (Waltzingmouse Stamps/Gina K)
Kraft and ivory cardstock
Tags dies by Tim Holtz/Sizzix
Brilliance ink by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)
White pigment ink 
Just neglect bells
Satin ribbon
Corner Chomper
Tracing wheel

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Christmas preparations are going to plan!

Friday 1 December 2017

December elements

It's the first Friday of a new month and that means the Christmas countdown begins in earnest but it also means an "elemental" challenge at Daring Cardmakers. We have a very festive picture for inspiration his month (it's at the end of this post if you didn't arrive via the DCM blog) - just pick at least three elements to help kick-start your project.

I chose the wooden floorboards, heart, five-point star, script and sans serif font combo, and the red and white from the colour scheme and made a simple card that has a bit of a Scandi feel to it, as do some of the elements in the picture.

Wood grain (Darkroom Door)
Merry Stamp & Cut (Hero Arts)

Smooth white

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)

Detail white embossing powder
Heart die
Star punch (Fiskars)
Confetti die (Mama Elephant)
Corner Chomper

Here's the picture for this month.

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