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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Challenges

I'm hoping, now that the kids are back to school, I can participate in some on-line challenges. I find that they make me think outside the box and offer some fun. I am getting started with a Caardvarks challenge. The challenge is to make a tag or mini card for the Christmas/Holiday season. I know I will be making some home made treats this year, so I started with a tag that I can put on something yummy and give to some friends or family.
I stamped the snowflakes with an old Stampin Up set that I have, using Stayzon white ink. This ink resists the Distress ink by Ranger. I inked the background with Broken China and Stormy Sky Distress inks. Then I stamped the flourish and the small snowflakes with Broken China ink directly over the background. Next I stamped the "From our home to your home" saying in black Archival ink by Ranger. Lastly I highlighted the snowflakes with a Stardust pen by Sakura and some clear gems.

Can you see some shimmer?



On the back I kept it simple and just stamped "To and From" in the same black ink. I added two colors of ribbon for more interest and just cuz I love ribbon. :-)

I know it's a little early for Christmas, but if you start early on some small projects, you will have them on hand when the business of the holidays begins. I know each year gets more and more busy at our house.
This was a fairly quick project, but I'll be trying to make some more items for this challenge. Check back with me to see more or play along. Thanks for looking.

7 comments:

Jenyfur said...

This is so soft and beautiful!

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous tag, Jess! Love the distressing and colors!

Nathalia Castellon said...

I adore all the stamping and glimmer accents you added to your tag! Stunning!

recordkeeper said...

This is very nice. You should consider posting the products you used...I love the stamps! Great job!

klarcher said...

Very elegant

Amy said...

So very pretty!! Thanks for joining us at Caardvarks!!

Michelle said...

Love this:-)