Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Christmas Tag

Hey there!  This week it's my turn to host the challenge at Merry Monday and I chose to go with a color challenge.  The first thing that draws me to a card is color, so it is quite fitting that for my challenge I chose some of my favorite colors - grey, red and white.


I won't tell you how long it took to make this card, but suffice it to say, this is probably version 5 or so :)

I really want to do a faux mother of pearl for the tag, but when I'd finished I realised there was no white on my card, so back to the drawing board.  In the end, I white embossed this beautiful Inkadinkado image onto Real Red cardstock and cut it out.  For the Basic Gray layer, I stamped the Christmas Collage stamp then sponged the edges.

I hope you'll check out the rest of the design team's inspiration and I do hope you'll give my challenge a go and build your Christmas card stash one card at a time!

Thanks for visiting.

Products used:

Stamps:  Inkadinkado, Christmas Collage (SU)
Ink:  Basic Gray, Versamark
Cardstock:  Real Red, Basic Gray
Accessories:  White EP, Basic Gray Ribbon, black twine, sponge

Cheers
Karren

18 comments:

JoAnn said...

Your tag is gorgeous. Love your color challenge.

Lori said...

Thanks so much for a wonderful color inspiration this week! Your card is beautiful! I love that image you embossed - very pretty!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty card, Karren! Thank you for the wonderful color inspiration!

LeAnne said...

I LOVED your inspiration, Karren! And your end result is just beautiful! I know just how those creative challenges work...sometimes what's in my head does not interpret to the card! Anyway, I always forget about that background stamp---it is lovely here, so glad you nudged my memory...I'll have to dust it off and use it soon!

Wendy said...

Such a gorgeous card, Karren! Love the background stamp and the beautifully embossed image! Wonderful color challenge! Have a terrific week! :)

Debbie Henderson said...

The embossing is so fabulous against the red Karren. Such a lovely card!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

This is just gorgeous!! That tag is just perfect!!! Thanks for a great challenge this week Karren.

Deanne :)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

So VERY pretty, Karren! Love the image and your putting it on a tag - fab design!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Beautiful Karren!!! Love this :)

Christine Blain said...

Oh, wow, Karren - this is deluxe!!! Love, love, love it.

Katie Melhus said...

So pretty, Karren! Love your subtle background :)

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Karren, I love the background against that fabulous tag.

Bonnie said...

What a GORGEOUS red tag, Karren! So pretty on the subtly stamped gray background!

Heather North said...

It was worth all the effort you put into this card as the end result is stunning!

Jen said...

I've fallen behind on my Christmas cards and these gorgeous colors have inspired me! I love the combo of the red & white tag against the collage in gray. Beautiful!

Karen D said...

Well you have totally rocked your own challenge Karren, your card is STUNNING. I have the stamp you have use, it has cobwebs!! Maybe not for much longer. Just gorgeous.

Scrappy Géri said...

What a beautiful beautiful card Karren :) the red really pops out from the grey background!! :) love it

Aileen said...

This is beautiful! x