Saturday, 28 May 2016

Celebrate Stars


Hi!  Today I'm thrilled to be a Guest Designer over at Tag You're It - the challenge that celebrates tags!

And here is the new challenge inspiration from Bobby:



Now, I have to admit when I first saw this, I saw the patriotic theme only.  Being from New Zealand, we don't tend to be patriotic enough to be creating cards and tags in that theme :)  But I looked closer and saw the stripes and stars and decided to incorporate those two features, along with the colors to come up with this tag.



I die-cut a tag from white cardstock and then stamped the stripe stamp from SugarPea Designs down the left hand side in red ink.  I then die-cut the stars from the tag.  Originally I was going to use inlaid die-cutting and put some some stars in the negative space, but I decided to go for a softer look and cut another tag out of vellum for the backing.  The sentiment comes from PTI and is colored in Wink of Stella.  I finished with a few enamel dots which are actually more of a coral color than red, but I didn't have any red enamel dots - I know, right!


Thanks for visiting.  Be sure to check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the design team and join me again next week when I'll debut my second tag using this inspiration.




Products used:

Stamps:  Build a Background Basics (SugarPea Designs)
Ink:  Crimson (Altenew)
Cardstock:  White, Vellum, Soft Navy (SSS)
Dies:  Tags a Lot (Mama Elephant), Stitched Stars (MFT), Wet Paint Cuts II (PTI)
Accessories:  Blue Jay Twine (Lawn Fawn), Enamel Dots (PaperVine), Wink of Stella

Cheers
Karren

8 comments:

Karen D said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karren. So crisp and nicely designed. PS You are up late!!

Bobby said...

I love how you were inspired by my tag, Karren.

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your win, and on your Guest Designer spot, Karren! I really LOVE your take on Bobby's tag! I love the 'peek-a-boo' vellum behind the stars, and the red diagonal stripes are fabulous! I can't wait to play along!

Aileen Ryan said...

Wonderful interpretation of the tag, love it.

Ruth said...

What a fabulous tag - very patriotic! Love the Stars and Stripes :) xx

SonjaK said...

Congrats to the guest desginer spot, Karren! I love how you've interpreted the inspiration tag. Such a clever idea.

Kelly Szafron said...

Clever take on the inspiration, I love the stars with the vellum behind them.

Marybeth said...

Congratulations, Karren! Oh my goodness I love this beautiful patriotic tag, just love it!