Happy Friday! Today is the last day Quietfire Design 2012 Christmas Hop. If you missed any of the days, here’s our schedule:
- Monday, Oct 15th: Yogi ,Wanda
- Tuesday,Oct 16th: Robyn, Holly
- Wednesday, Oct17th: Sherry
- Thursday, Oct 18th: Monica , Terre
- Friday, Oct 19th: Suzanne
Just let me say, the Design Team has really outdone themselves and we should all stand for a round of applause! Absolutely awesome! Thank you, ladies!
So, here is my offering (the first of two).
I opted for a vintage looking kraft tag featuring a smaller sentiment tag and a frosted poinsettia. Poinsettias seem to be a recurring theme in this blog hop!
I stamped the large Flourishes 1 with VersaMark and clear embossed it. It showed up quite darkly. Then I sponged Distress Mahogany and Antique Linen around the edges of the tags.
I used two of the Christmas Cuddlers: Christmas and Joy, stamping Christmas with Versafine and Joy with Brilliance which is very opaque. I think I could probably have gone with a bit brighter colour for Joy... Trust me, it looks better in real life!
I sort of got carried away with the snow texture stuff, but it sure gave the poinsettia some life! The center of the poinsettia is a Metal Staples Brad from Graphic 45. Very cool!
Here are some thumbnail links to the products I used for this project:
Starry Excel TinAnother thing I've been wanting to do for weeks was to decorate an Excel mint tin.... Now this started back when I was teaching and vending over at WOOL in Vancouver. My BFF Susan saved my life by helping me for the day. Well, she has developed this addiction for Excel mints. I looked at the little tins and thought they'd be pretty easy to decorate......
So here is one that I've finished.
Here is the view from of top with the decorated tin beside the "naked" tin. (I'm assuming these tins are available in other countries. You may not have the French though!)
Now let me just say that it's a good thing I did this project, because I flipped the decorated tin open and almost died. It was stuffed with money! That is where we'd put the float when we didn't need it anymore and then promptly forgot about it! I'm feeling a bit rich tonight.
I quite like the little star from the Peace on Earth & O Little Town set. Unfortunately when I embossed it, it lost a bit of its "attitude", but it's still a bouncy little thing.
I adore this Bo Bunny Snowfall pad of decorated paper. It is blues and browns and I'm such a sucker for that combination. I can't believe I had ribbon that matched the paper. I guess there is a reason I keep things forever. (Yes, there is that minty green in the paper, as well)
This was pretty easy! I'm not sure what I'm going to put in the tin now. Maybe Excel mints!!! (not a wad of rolled up bills!)
Here are thumbnail links of the products I used for the Starry Tin.
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