Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Waltzingmouse tag challenge

Waltzingmouse Stamps has issued a tag challenge: make a beautiful tag. Here's mine:
After I was part way into this project, I realized I had meant to do it in blue, and wondered why I was using red! But it still came out pretty much the way I envisioned it (minus the color difference, ha!) I created my own tag by cutting out rectangles from both red and white cardstock and then rounding the top two corners of both. I punched out the snowflake (Martha Stewart) from the white, showing the red through the negative image, then adhered a clear gem to the red cs. You can see how this works in the last picture. I stamped the snowflakes (SU!) in red and then used my glitter pen to create sparkle. I made the stripes with a red marker and ruler and added a line of glitter pen in the white areas. It's a little hard to see in the pictures, but if you look close, maybe . . . I added a silver eyelet, red ribbon and silver embroidery thread to top it all off.

The top layer swivles to reveal the recipient's name. I might have found a new Christmas project!


Joyce across the Pond said...

That's a really good idea to have the swivel to reveal the 'to and from'. Love the red colouring!

Julie said...

I like the red and white but guess it would look great in blue too. Nice idea.