Hi there and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner! I hope your week is going well and your Christmas preparations are well under way. Can you believe that it is already December 8th? I don't know about you, but I still have so much to do. I haven't quite hit "panic mode" yet, but I know that it's lurking just around the corner! Hee...hee...as I write this, the song "The Grinch" just starting playing on my music channel...hmmmmmm?
Ok, so I have been working like a crazy woman to finish up my Christmas cards and gift tags! And, I worked on this tag I'm about to share to with you for waaaaay too long. It just didn't turn out like the vision that was floating around in my head and I'm not really sure if I even like it. But, having said all of that....I spent too much stinking time on this thing to not share it! So, here we go...
* I started with a pre-made Inksenntials tag and covered it with paper from the I Believe In Santa paper stack from The Paper Studio.
*The rosette is from my new Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge and is partly to blame for the time this project took! I just had to make a rosette from this new cart! I cut out a rosette strip from the cart, but when I put it together I really didn't like the way the little perforated cuts showed up. Maybe it was because it was on white paper, but they were just to noticeable to me. So, I used the Border from page 31 and cut two strips at 2 X 11 inches. I cut one of those strips down to 6 inches and joined them. Then I used my score board and made it the old fashioned way! I like the results from this method much better and inked up the edges with red ink.
*After spending so much time on the rosette, I grabbed a couple of Spellbinders and made the green and red mats for the center.
*I used my I Top to create the red brad in the center, after stamping some red cardstock with a sentiment from the Pink By Design stamp set Christmas Wishes.
*After adding all the layers to my rosette, I gave it a spritz of spray adhesive and sprinkled on some coarse glitter in Crystal.
Here's a close up of the rosette...
*The Christmas tree behind the rosette is also from the Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge and is cut at 4 inches. I embossed the tree with the Divine Swirls folder and gave it a sprinkle of coarse glitter.
* A few gems, ribbon and bling finished up my tag and I added some silver, glittery tulle to the top of my tag...and...there you go....
It may not be the vision I had floating around in my head, but...it's beginning to grow on me! And it sure does sparkle! Sparkle is good...right? Ok, that's it for me now, I've got to go wrap about a gazillion gifts...hmmm...wonder who is going to get this tag on their gift?
Thanks to Georgiana for letting me know about the fun challenge going on over at Die Cuttin' Divas, think I'll add my tag to the challenge!
Enjoy the rest of your day and go check off a couple more items on your "to do" list! See you soon!
Until next time,