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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Christmas Tags

Hello.  I have been in and out of my craft room with a big mess on my desk. In addition to my stars that I was working on I had 3 different tags in process.  I finished two of them and stopped to share them with you.  These are inspired by Linda The Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge.  She has an annual challenge sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique and you have opportunities to win a gift certificate at her store.

For Week #6 Linda used the beautiful white offset by the kraft and layered in wonderful die cut branches and trees.  I loved the whole effect and emulated what she had done with a different mix of dies but tried to achieve the same effect. 


For Week #4 Linda created a beautiful poinsettia card. Her flowers are always gorgeous.  I loved the colors and design and tried to case the layout.  I unfortunately had not a poinsettia flower on hand either in die cuts or paper flowers so I improvised.
I did follow Linda's tag by die cutting the holly leaves in the shape of a poinsettia on the top two flowers.  I then took the pieces that were die cut in the top two flowers to create my bottom two flowers.  I added a nice sprinkling of gold and aged mahogany ink spray to the front. I sponged the background and the flowers with aged mahogany. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

11 comments:

  1. Love these! The red and gold is magnificent!

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  2. Oh, Sue, LOVE that first one with the snowy pines!

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  3. Hi Suzz! I love both of your takes on Linda's tags! I especially love the kraft background with the layered die cuts. It has an understated elegance, yet rustic at the same time.
    Sending hugs,
    Nancy

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  4. Glorious tags Suzz love the colour combos and designs xxx

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  5. Beauties! I love the first one especially, so pretty and delicate.

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  6. Fantastic job on both of these, Suzz! The kraft one is delicate and lovely and I really love the red and white one. Very cool the way you have used the holly leaves to create the poinsettia. The touches of gold are fab as are the gold pinecones! Great take on both of my tags. So happy to have you continuing to play along!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  7. Gorgeous kraft and white - those delicate trees work really well in place of the tree line. And I love your improvisation with the holly leaf petals for the poinsettias - absolutely inspired!
    Alison x

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  8. I'm sure I commented here - I remember those inspired holly poinsettia leaves - genius! Gorgeous take on Tag #6 too - love your use of the delicate tree die-cuts to create the forest.
    Alison x

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