Hello there, and welcome to today's post kicking off Power Poppy's December Power & Spark Challenge with our Twelve Days of Christmas twist! Have you seen the goings on over at Bloom Central today? This month's Power & Spark Challenge has been amped up times twelve! Just take a lookie at this...
Here is what our fearless leaders, Marcella and Julie have to say about this fun challenge:
Now doesn't that sound like f-u-n?! And it just so happens that I am the lucky girl that gets to kick things off today so let's get to it! :) I chose tags for my theme so I picked a stamp set I have been itching to get inky, Tweet Tidings, and whipped up three tags. I did borrow a sentiment from another stamp set, Heaven and Nature Sing, for one of my tags. So let me show you what I created using Marcella's darling images...
Only one of these tags is die cut from a tag die....the others are from different die cut shapes! Don't limit yourself to a dedicated "tag" die because you can create a tag from any shape you choose....simply punch a hole in it and add a ribbon! Ta DA!
For my first tag, I used a dedicated tag die for my base panel, then layered a trimmed patterned paper layer, and finally my image layer. I stamped my images and sentiment using Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder to resemble a chalk board. A little sponged white ink and some shimmer with a Wink of Stella pen finishes the image off....all that is left is to add a bright blue bow!
For my second tag, I used a combination of a trimmed card
stock panel and a die cut panel and stitched them together to form a tag that opens like a top fold card. The top border of my tag was cut with pinking shears. My image was stamped and colored up with Copics then layered on the tag top layer with a bit of patterned paper, some pom pom trim, and stitching. The bottom layer is stamped with my sentiment and some of those sweet musical notes. The bottom edges were rounded with a Corner Chomper and the tag was softened up by sponging some white ink around the edges. Once again, a little shimmer from a Wink of Stella pen to make the image really shine and to finish it off...a ribbon with a couple of berries and a boxwood twig.
For my third tag, I stamped my image and sentiment then colored it up with Copics. Next, I die cut my image with a stitched oval die, sponged a little ink around the edges, spritzed a little ink around, then followed it with some gold leafing. I used a very fine grit sander to remove a little of the gold leafing....did you know that when you do that, you get the neatest aged look to the gold leafing?! Seriously! :) I finished the tag by layering with a couple of die cut patterned papers, punching a hole in the top and adding a ribbon and twine.
So that is all for my tags today but I hope that you will be inspired to look at your dies in a new way....as fun tag shapes! I also hope that you will play along with us.....not only today but for the next twelve days! Make sure you link up your gorgeous creations on the Power Poppy blog 'cause we want to see your beautiful work and you wouldn't want to miss out on a chance to win a prize! Thanks so much for stopping by today and make sure you pop over to the Power Poppy blog tomorrow for Day 2 of our Twelve Days of Christmas extravaganza hosted by the always charming and incredibly talented Stacy Morgan! Until then....take care! :)
Supplies used not listed above: Paper-Kraft card stock, Rustic White card stock, Basic Black card stock from Papertrey Ink, patterned papers from scraps; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black ink, PTI's Chai, Chamomile, and Fresh Snow inks, Tsukineko's Versamark and Versafine (Onyx Black) inks, Stampin' Up!'s Baja Breeze ink and Crumb Cake, Sahara Sands markers with Spritzing tool; Dies- PTI's Tag Sale Quilted Die, Mat Stack 5 dies, Half & Half dies and My Favorite Things Stitched Square die and Cross Stitch oval die; and these Copic colors: B0000, B00, B01, B02, B05, BG0000, BG000, BG10, BG32, BG72, E40, E41, E43, E44, E50, E71, E74, E79, YG61, YG63, YG67, G29, R21, R32, R35, R59, C1, W1, W7, N3, N5, and N7.