Wednesday, November 21, 2012

LSC # 46 - TAGS

Hello crafty peeps!!  Happy Pre-Thanksgiving to all ( United States).  Before the hustle and bustle of traveling, cooking and eating begins, I wanted to get my submission in for the latest Lawnscaping Challenge!!  We get to play with tags this go round.  Now, I will freely admit - I don't create tags as much as I'd like to - it seems my focus is constantly cards - but it feels good every now and then to break away from cards, and do something different!

For my tag - I am trying to get inspired with making Christmas cards, winter-themed cards because it is getting that time of year!  I also thought - I was also inspired by those that have a birthday this time of year (myself included - Dec 3rd)!! - so I thought - how 'bout making a winter-themed birthday tag!!  So - I actually started this tag before I knew what this challenge was all about.  I received in my latest Simon Says Stamp order some of the new Seasonal Distress Stains!  One word - L.O.V.E.!!  I am slowly getting into using these different products that are out of my element, and I am having fun inking up my fingers more than normal!!  hehe!  

I first stamped and heat-embossed with silver embossing powder on my manila tag, my Hello, Doily stamp from SU! - such a beautiful image! Then, I used my Ranger Craft Sheet to start the inking process.  I took Peacock Feathers ( my favorite!), Salty Ocean, and Seedless Preserves Distress Stains and mixed all those colors together - this turned out so much better than I thought it would. My favorite technique is the emboss resist technique - so much fun and such great results.  I stamped out my polar bear from Critters in the Snow in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and then some light Copic coloring to give my bear "some" color.  I then stamped out a party hat from Hats off to you, and used some fun washi tape on a scrap piece of card stock and then stamped the same party hat image with Black Staz On Ink since I was stamping on a slick surface like the washi tape. Then I cut out my hat and paper pieced it onto my polar bear.  I stamped out some snow flakes with Colorbox Frost Pigment Ink to give more dimension to my tag.  

For my sentiment - I wanted to make a custom sentiment - so I used both Quinn's and Harold's ABC's to make my sentiment - " Have a COOL Birthday!".  I die cut out my sentiment using some Spellbinders dies (sorry I forget the name of these).  I wanted a mat for my white piece - so I traced around the same die and made a nice fitting mat.  The teal card stock was left over from one of the card kits from Simon Says Stamp. To finish things off - I added some StarDust Stickles to my "Cool" part of the sentiment, and Black Diamond Stickles to the top of the party hat.  Added some ribbons to my tag and I was finished.  Here is a closer look of some of the details

I always enjoy participating in this challenges - they extend my creativity so much!!  To my USA followers - Happy Thanksgiving!!!  Make you travel safe and enjoy the time with family and friends!!


  1. Oh my, this is a cool tag! Love it and that background is stunning!

  2. This is fantastic! I love the distress stain background!!!!!!!

  3. Super cute! Thanks for playing along with lawnscaping!

  4. wow!! a very delicate background..perfect to brings out the little message. Thank you for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!!

  5. Wow Kari! I love that distress background! I've never used distress stains and you're making me want to play with them! Your tag is great for a winter birthday!!