Friday, August 16, 2013

Ornament Tag Card

Hi everyone.  I started playing with tags yesterday and made this one with some (fairly) new dies that I just got ... along with some long-retired patterned paper from Stampin' Up!  As most of you know by now, I'm don't use patterned paper in my cards very often and really need to work on that! :)  I think of myself as a "designer paper collector" :) ... but I'm hoping to use up some this year, adding bits and pieces (so using up scraps at the same time - bonus!) on tags.  Last year I made twelve Christmas tags and had so much fun ... this year hoping to make lots more.  Once I made the tag yesterday, I left it for a while because I felt I wanted to do more with it.  This morning I turned it into a card.  This was definitely inspired by my good friend Nancy ... and this fabulous tag card that she made recently.  Thanks again for all your inspiration Nancy!!

Here's a close-up:

I'm happy with this tag and may make another to use as an actual gift tag.

I used my new snowflake dies from Impression Obsession to die-cut the snowflake for the center of the ornament.  Then I cut out two of the ornaments (one in silver and one in red - glimmer papers).  I used my smallest circle nestability to cut out the center of the red ornament and then layered everything together.  I used my Tombow glue ... which is amazing ... but it's still a challenge to get these to adhere as there is some sort of plastic-y finish on the back of the glimmer paper from SU!.

Tip:  Another thing I learned about cutting out glitter paper with small, intricate dies (especially if there is a plastic-y backing).  I cut them upside down ... so that the backing paper is on top and it has the most pressure from the sharp edges of the die.  You still have to carefully pull the pieces apart after they are cut, but they came out clean for me.

Edited to Add:  As per a lovely message from MaryH ... I'm going to enter this card into the Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground Challenge.

Stamps:  Merry and Bright Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Silver and Red Glimmer paper, Christmas patterned paper - retired (SU!),
Ink:  Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Christmas Ornaments die (MFT), Small Snowflakes die (Impression Obsession), Wreath Strip die (Cheery Lynn), sponge, glue, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Honeydew twine (The Twinery), adhesives, and dimensionals


sandie said...

love it Loll-I think that muat be what I am-a DSP collector-we should start a club! You did a fab job here with the DSP-works really well with the glitter x

Carole said...

That's a great tag...and a great tip. I don't use pattern paper too often either, no surprise that I don't wear many patterns. That sparkly glitter circle is perfect.

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your tag Loll especially with your lovely designer paper ..thanks for the tip on the glitter paper I've bought some some it's haven't used it yet.. Just like looking at
Have great weekend


MaryH said...

This is so stunning. I think lots of us are DP collectors..(ahem, could that be hoarders? My excuse is I can't find it as I don't have my DP organized...just in stacks! LOL) I really appreciate your explaining how you cut the glimmer with the backing. I had this problem with some glimmer Paper Studio last night. Didn't think to try this. I loved your inspiration tag, but really love yours too. All that white background was such a wonderful canvas for your lovely ornament. TFS - PS...when you're using scraps, you might want to check out Pixie's Playground ( where there are snippet challenges, some good prizes and wonderful friendly people! Hugs

Karen M said...

Gorgeous tag and card Loll - I love it! Hugs xx

Di said...

Hi Loll, welcome to the Playground. Beautiful card here and the tag is gorgeous. I've heard MaryH talk about you (or at least write about you) so it's great you came to play.

Hugs, Di xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

It's so fun popping over to see such gorgeous eye candy! Great job on your tag -- the colors and paper are fabulous~

Bonnie said...

How pretty, Loll! I don't use my DP often enough, but I'm trying to make myself use it. I haven't made tags much either so this is a good combination to work on! I love this pretty green DSP and the sparkly ornament! You enabled me to get that sweet snowflake die. Thanks for the tip on cutting it from the Glimmer Paper!