Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The 9 Days of Christmas - Day 9 - Sherry

Welcome to Quietfire Design's 9 Days of Christmas - Day 9
- our final day!
If you've been following along, you'll know we have a wonderful way to share these new stamps with you during this event.
If you are a subscriber to Scrapbooking.com you will have seen Judi Kauffman's Holiday Headstart article published Sept 1, 2013. In that article each designer created three cards of increasing complexity. We will be continuing that theme for all 9 days!

Each designer has created
  1. One "quick and easy" card - in a style you can make multiples of, but nice enough to send out to your friends.  Basically; cardstock, stamp, patterned paper.
  2. One "a little more" card - the same card as the "quick and easy", but adding some embellishment or more complex.  This one would take a bit more time or cost a bit more to make.
  3. One "over the top" card  - Enough said!  This would be an heirloom card, something you'd keep, frame, display every year - perhaps something with a removable ornament. For hand delivery or shipped in a box.

The new stamps may be found
in the New Stamps department
by clicking
here.

Thank you so much for joining us!  Check in tomorrow when all the winners will be announced.

Here are Sherry's creations!  Don't forget to leave a comment at the bottom of this post to be eligible for a prize.



For my projects, I decided to make tags that could be used on gifts or hung on the tree.  The basic elements for each tag are the same, including inks and papers, building on the design in progression until we get to the last “over the top” tag.

For each tag:

1.  Two pieces of watercolor paper were die cut with Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Eight (6 pieces of paper total).  Three of the pieces that were die cut with Labels Twenty-Eight were then embossed with Holiday Magic M-Bossabilities.   Prior to adding the paper to the M-Bossabilities, the folder was inked with Aspen Mist chalk ink.  The other three pieces were for the back, which were stamped with “To” and “From” and then glued to the back of the finished tag.

2.  Two sets of snowflakes were die cut from watercolor paper with Spellbinders Create-A-Flake Five. 

3.  The sentiment “Merry Christmas” was stamped in silver and then die cut/embossed with Spellbinders Classic Ovals – LG.  Before removing the paper from the die, the inside of the die was sponged with Aspen Mist chalk ink. 

4.  The edges of the tags, sentiments and any layer behind, was outlined with a silver leafing pen. 

5.  Vintage lace from my stash was added to the bottom third of each tag and taped to the back.  The extra paper on the back not only gives me a great place to add some names if using this as a gift tag, but it also helps to cover the ends of the lace and the embossing on the back of front tag.

“Quick and Easy” Tag




For this tag, the sentiment was layered flat on the front and a small un-dyed piece of ivory wrinkled ribbon was added to the top.  Two smaller pieces of the snowflake were covered with Rock Candy stickles, glued together, and then glued to the front.


“A Little More” Tag





This second tag was made the same way as the first, with some additional embellishments added. 

The sentiment was mounted on another sheet of paper die cut/embossed with Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals .  Larger snowflakes were used that were covered with more stickles and held together with a silver brad.  A flourish die cut from watercolor paper with Spellbinders Venetian Motifs and colored with the silver leafing pen was added under the snowflake. 



The ribbon was dyed with Aspen Mist chalk ink and tied in a bow.


“Over the Top” Tag



This tag was prepared the same as the first two, except for even heavier embellishment.  Another layer was added to the sentiment to make it stand out more and the addition of a loopier bow (dyed in the same chalk ink).

For the snowflake, the entire set of Create-A-Flake Five was used.  Each individual piece was covered with glossy accents and then sprinkled with vintage glass glitter.



A newly released Spellbinders Media Mixáge Silver Hatpin was added to the snowflake.  A small piece of designer paper and glitter was added to the inside of the hatpin and then it was filled with ICE Resin.  The bottom was embellished with beads to finish it off.  The hatpin is removable and is a separate gift in and of itself.

Thanks for joining me today and helping us celebrate Quietfire Design's 9 Days of Christmas!  Don’t forget to add your comment to be eligible for a prize!


Sherry







36 comments:

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful - I wouldn't want to give any of them away on a gift though...what if they just threw it away with the wrapping paper!!! ;)

Kathleen said...

Very elegant! Love the silver and white together.

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh this is just wonderful Sherry!

christi said...

gorgeous tags. I love playing a little game with this. before I see the next tag I try to guess what can be added. of course I never guess right. on these the first one was so cool. I didn't think they could get any better but guess what, they did. these are too cute. this has been so much fun.

Lynne Martel said...

It is amazing how a Merry Christmas together with the art work on the tag makes for an awesome tag.

Nan G said...

Gorgeous gorgeous tags!

Laura said...

What a lovely tag! It looks 'frosty' like Christmas should be. Then there's the lace .... I love lace on anything, adds such a nice touch. Big hugs, Sandi B.

Laura said...

ohh, I forgot to mention how I LOVE the 'vintage' glass glitter, makes it look so sparkly!! Hugs, Sandi B.

Anne said...

These are stunningly beautiful...all three! I have learned a lot from all the design team members these past few days, thank you everyone!

Carolynn said...

All 3 tags are so sumptuous-- of course, each one more so than the last-- and beauties, all!

Yogi said...

beautiful tags. Have a great day

Kelly said...

These are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful idea. I plan to CASE your ideas for lots of Christmas tags this year. Hope that's okay with you. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

stamper said...

Beautiful!! I'm not usually a lover of 'over the top'. But this tag is just gorgeous!!!

Holly said...

Gorgeous Sherry! Any of these tags, I would wrap and save as ornaments.

Janet L. said...

Wonderful tags, Sherry! I've been using the "inking the folder" technique a lot recently and love the effect!

Froggietalks said...

Awesome! These are stunning tags :) I love them all :) I am going to use these as inspiration for my gift exchanges this year.

Jutta said...

Sherry, I love all 3 of your tags! The 3rd if made smaller will make a wonderful pin. Thanks for sharing! :) Jutta

Anonymous said...

SOOO pretty Sherry :) It amazes me how creative everyone is, and it definitely inspires me to do more!! :) Mickey Drake

Jill P said...

beautiful!!

donna said...

The tags are all beautiful!

Unknown said...

Love love love the tags! Thankyou for sharing with us.

Joni said...

oh. my. gosh - I don't make tags very often - but these are just gorgeous and compelling. May need to add them to my stash!

Francie in Montreal said...

Fabulous tags! All three are simply stunning.

Charmaine Stack said...

Using watercolour paper and that soft chalk ink = brilliant! Lovely, all three!

Shirley said...

This tag is truly stunning and I think everyone has said it all. I think 'white christmas' when I saw this tag.

Mary O.K. said...

How elegant! Love the white-on-white with just hints of color.

Jacoline Fitzgerald said...

Wow I love this tag.... it is absolutely gorgeous. Guess I will have to buy more product Suzanne... that is for sure.

Anonymous said...

Wow beautiful! Makes my tags look blah. I will have to try and incorporate some of her techniques! Just love this one!!

Lisa said...

Awesome tags! They will make great cards too. So many ideas the last few days. It is a joy to look every day. That set of stamps can do so many things as we have seen. Thanks to all of you for spending so much time to share with us. And, we know it takes time! Blessings, Lisa

Teresa said...

Beautiful tag Sheery!! Love, love, love that snowflake, it's gorgeous :)

Jane said...

My goodness Sherry, What a way to end the 9 days. Beautiful tag!!!

SherylH said...

Beautiful colour combination from the background through the embellishments and ribbon! Thank for some great ideas to liven up my tags.

Angelartistok said...

Every tag is beautiful from simple to gorgeous!

Linda Carson said...

From pretty to beautiful to divine!!

Beach Girl 115 said...

Your white and silver tags are amazing. So sparkly!

Evelyn said...

Sherry - your tags are so beautiful. I love the silver & white. It reminds me of snow.

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