Saturday, October 4, 2014

World Card Making Day!


Hello CardMakers!  It’s a fabulous day to be creative!  Power Poppy is excited to invite you to some wonderful challenges today, and I’m jumping in with the first one!  My challenge is called “Woot For Tuts!”  It’s such a fun one too.  Just look up any of our “Inspire Me Monday” tutorials on the Power Poppy website and create!  Four challenges will be issued today and if you play along in all four you will be entered to win THREE Power Poppy sets of your choice!  Talk about a fabulous prize!  



When I saw Dina’s tutorial on making Pretty Little Tags way back in the spring I thought it was so fabulous....and I knew it would be a great one to apply to our brand new Christmas sets.  



Here is where I started, I stamped the gorgeous new Poinsettia stamp with VersaFine ink onto watercolour paper, and then coloured it up with Derwent Watercolour pencils, washing in a soft background as well.  After it was dry I spritzed some Mr. Huey’s shine overtop to give it some shimmer.  



Then I took a number of Spellbinder shapes and spread them out around my design capturing parts of the image, taping down with some washi tape and running through my cutting machine.  

After cutting I added some pretty little sentiments from our Bottlebrush Holiday set and then cut out a larger sized shape from the same Spellbinder’s die and formed a tag.  



The one difference between my tags and Dina’s is that I cut each tag base over top of a folded edge so that each tag opens up and you can write inside.

These Power Poppy Bloom Brigaders have inspiration for you from one of our Inspire Me Monday Tutorials...then we invite you to play too.  More details at the Power Poppy Blog!  And make sure you keep popping by there...there’s 4 challenges today!  





7 comments:

Maria A. said...

What a beautiful idea for Christmas tags, or any type of tags, I love the different shapes you used to take advantage of this lovely Poinsettia image. Thank you so much for sharing.

Conniecrafter said...

very creative idea, did you end up finding something to do with the center part, such pretty coloring to go to waste!

Marisa said...

Well now aren't you smart!! Brilliant idea and great tags! Sorry for the lack of commenting....life is at warp speed lately and I'm now working PT so time is very, very shot. That being said, love seeing your creations on my Feedly reader :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a great idea, beautiful tags Christine
Gr Karin

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, these are beautiful! I really love this idea and how beautifully colored they are and the wonderful dies you used! What beautiful little tags for gifts and even for cards...so clever! And, like Connie said, evening got to use the center of this beautiful image! Being Scottish, I really admire that...hehe! Hugs, sweet friend!

Allison Cope said...

Absolutely stunning tags Christine! I love the beautiful colouring you did of your image - it's so festive and delightful!

Emily Lauritzen said...

Absolutely stunning! I love this tag idea! Will definitely need to give it a try this year!!
<3 Emily L.