Monday, 12 August 2013

Hello Tag Card

I got back into my stamp room yesterday afternoon after chasing round looking for new school shoes for my eldest and of course, being a teenage boy, they had to meet his high standards!  Anyway, mission accomplished and hopefully they'll last longer than the pair he's just worn to pieces after 5 months.  So much for buying high quality - a teenager will destroy anything given enough time!  I now completely understand when my mum says that I was always hard on shoes - sorry Mum!

So back to the card.  I have a feeling I went for one too many challenges with this card and I don't know whether I like the end result, but I thought I'd post it anyway.

The sketch came from Freshly Made Sketches but I also used a tag for the main image panel, which fits in with the challenge at Friday Mashup.  Finally, I used the colors from the current Fab Friday challenge.  (As an aside, I fleetingly considered naming this post "The F-Word Challenge" because all the challenges begin with "F" but thought it might be mis-construed and attract the wrong kind of readers LOL).

I used PTI's Embroidered Blooms for this card.  I love, love, love this set.  It's so delicate and pretty.  I stamped the flowers in Crisp Canteloupe and So Saffron and the leaves in Pistachio Pudding onto a tag using a PTI die.  The little embellishments were from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and some black candy dots.  To cover the whole in the top of the tag, I used a small black button and some Crumb Cake baker's twine from the Boutique Boxes kit. Some paper piercing finished off the card.

  1. Create a project with a "Tag (as an embellishment on your project or as the project itself )."
  2. Create a project using the colors "Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Sky, Primrose Petals & Bermuda Bay".
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a project "with a Tag using the color combo above".
Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  Embroidered Blooms
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake; Very Vanilla; Crisp Canteloupe
Ink:  Pistachio Pudding; Crisp Canteloupe; So Saffron; Basic Black
Accessories:  Crumb Cake Baker's Twine; Neutrals Button; Neutrals Candy Dots; Itty Bitty Punch; Essentials Paper Piercing Pack


Christine Blain said...

You don't know if you LIKE this card??!! Wow, Karren - it is GORGEOUS, girl! Love it to bits; it really jumped out at me in my blog feed. So pretty.

Heidi Baks said...

Love the collage on your tag - how beautiful! Your F-word comment made me laugh! :) Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Lili said...

Gorgeous card Karren! Crisp Canteloupe and Crumb Cake look great together. I love what you have done on the tag. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

Cindy Hall said...

I think you did a great job of combining the challenges! Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Amanda Mertz said...

Beautiful! I love the use of black; it gives so much contrast to the pastel challenge colors! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

LOL! I love the way you made the tag! Super cute! Thanks for playing at Fab Fri!

Lisa said...

The F-Word Challenge....LOL, I love that, it made me laugh!

Your card is beautiful! I especially love the piercing around the edge. I think piercing always add such a nice touch!

Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Amy White said...

Such a pretty card - love those soft flowers on the tag against the kraft card base - just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

"The F-Word Challenge" would have been hilarious ;) Gorgeous card and a wonderful combination of the three challenges. I adore the images on the tag - they are so soft and delicate looking. Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup this week!

Mrs. Miles said...

Hi Karren,

So pretty - I think what works so well is the background being sort of plain, it really shows up the pretty tag and sentiment.

Hope you have a great week.

SeeJulieStamp said...

Great card! I love the tag and flag together.

Brenda said...

Very pretty card!! Love the flagged sentiment that matches the bottom of the tag. And the pierced border is too cute!! Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!!