Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thank You Card and Christmas Tag

I finished up my ScrapThat! projects earlier this week and had some time to work on a couple other projects. The first is a thank you card I created for the Donna Salazar November Challenge to create a 'Thank You' card including the color BROWN, using a tag, and at least one Donna Salazar Designs product. If you've followed me for a while, you know I'll be using way more than one of her amazing products!! 

I've also created this card with Mona Pendelton's CR84FN Card Challenge #68 to focus on the beautiful color pallet of burgundy, gray, and cream. This is my first time to enter one of her lovely challenges. If you are not familiar with Mona's gorgeous work, you will want to stop by her blog, Cupcake's Creations. You are in for a treat!! 

"Thank You Card"

Here is the lovely color pallet photo from the CR84FN challenge:

Tips and Techniques:

Flower/Leaves ~ I used Donna's Rose Creations Die Set by Spellbinders to create this gorgeous rose and leaves. I recently placed an order with Natasha and she added a little baggie of MoJo Dust (glitter) to my order that I just had to try out here. I used my finger to spread some glue on the edges and dusted with Mojo for lots of sparkle!! The leaves were cut from the grey print paper, then inked this lovely color for my required "brown" element. 

Chipboard ~ I painted this Want2Scrap Chippie with burgundy paint, then when dry with some cream. When the top coat of paint was still tacky, I rubbed it off in places to distress and reveal the burgundy beneath. 

Fussy Cutting ~ I keep a baggie of fussy cut pieces from my Donna Salazar paper scraps. The corner piece and butterfly came from my bag of goodness! 

Distressing ~ I distressed the straight edges with my DSD Distrezz-It-All by Zutter. I just can't say enough about how much I enjoy using this sweet machine!! 

Machine Stitching ~ I added a straight stitch around the border of the grey print mat. 

Tag ~ I used a scrap of Donna's Artistic Paper for my tag. I printed "Thanks" using Marcelle Script font which I found on the internet, then used a Martha Stewart tag punch to cut it out. I added a little Frayed Burlap Distress Ink on the edges. 

DSD Products Used:
Botanique ~ Family Portraits 
Botanique ~ Cards
Antiquities ~ Harmony
Artistic Paper ~ Journal Cards
Spellbinder Rose Creations Dies
Zutter Distrezz-It-All

My second project of the day is this sweet Christmas tag I created for the Bo Bunny November Card challenge to create a tag. I used a mix of Bo Bunny Christmas lines. 

"Christmas Wishes"

Tips and Techniques:

Handcrafted Flower/Leaves ~ This flower may look familiar since it is the same as the once on my  thank you card, but without the Mojo Dust. The edging here is translucent medium I applied with a fine paint brush. I created these flowers last December for Joseph and Rachel's wedding card box. They didn't have room to keep the box, so I am reusing the flowers here. The leaves are cut from the Spellbinder Foliage Die set and then pinched and inked for dimension. 

Crinkle Ribbon ~ I dyed some rayon crinkle ribbon with distress ink to match the color in the image of the girl and scrunched it up to dry. I topped the bow with a button from the Snowfall collection. 

Fussy Cutting ~ When I saw this sweet image on Bo Bunny's Noel Cheer paper, I knew it would be perfect cut out for this tag. 

Distressing ~ This time I hand distressed the edges along with some inking. The doily and lace were also lightly inked to age them a bit. 

Bo Bunny Products:
Noel ~ Stripe
Noel ~ Cheer
Father Christmas
Snowfall ~ Buttons

Both of these projects have been entered at Word Art Wednesday Challenge #56.

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. Your tags are TOTALLY GORGEOUS Tracey.... Sooooooo LOVIN the rose you have made! EXQUISITE!

  2. Both your card and tag are stunningly gorgeous!! Those flowers are fabulous!! Your fussy cutting around the beautiful image on the tag looks amazing!! Love them both!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. They are both so lovely!! I love the flower! Your work is always so beautiful.

  4. Both of these are so beautiful Tracey!!! I always love your handmade flowers!!!

  5. Ohhhhhhhh these are GORGEOUS Tracey!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors and love love love love those flowers!!!!

  6. so very pretty; hope all is well with you!

  7. Oh my. Pure gorgeousness. Love your blooms Tracey!

  8. LOVE LOVE your card and tag!!! sooo pretty and the flowers are stunning!!!!

  9. You make such wonderful card and tag. Great combination of elements and the bloom really pops!

  10. Oh my gosh!
    Those flowers are amazing!
    Love these projects.

  11. Beautiful cards! Love all the glitter :)

  12. Beautiful card and tag..your created flowers are out of this world.

  13. What a pretty card & tag Tracey! Love the dimension you created with that glittery flower!!

  14. The texture on these flowers in just great, Tracey. I love the shabby look to them, and as always, your projects are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us so generously this week. It's always a blessing to have you beautiful art shared at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings to you!
    Karen L

  15. Tracey, your tags may be hands down, the most BEAUTIFUL tags I have ever seen. Thank you so much for sharing with us at WAW. I'm inspired.
    Psalm 103 Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson,
    Word Art Wednesday

  16. Not sure how I missed this post! Your creations are always so stunning Tracey. I love seeing friends join as at Bo Bunny so thank you for playing along.

  17. Once again Tracey... you are amazing. I love every single thing about this tag. I'm so glad you played along.

  18. You've convinced me. I do NEED to buy Donna's Roses die!!! lol Beautiful work Tracey!

  19. Gorgeous projects Tracey! Love the beautiful blossoms with the shimmery detail! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN :)

  20. Card and tag are fabulous!! Adore the glittered rose!! Thanks forjonng us at CR84FN!!

  21. Love your sparkly bloom - just fab! And the tag's super too. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

  22. Beautiful flower!! Love the glitter on the tips of the petals. And the background and the flourish! Just beautiful! thanks so much for playing with us at CR84FN! And congrats on the Terrific Top Three!

  23. Tracey, I was thinking of you today, and then lo and behold! I saw your name at CR84FN as a winner! Congratulations!

  24. Congrats on your win. The card & tag are a lovely duo. So elegant & detailed. Terrific colors and touches. That flower is pretty fantastic in all its splendor.


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