Friday, July 6, 2012

Red, White & Blue Tags

There's a challenge for "anything goes" over at the Perfect Sentiments Challenge PSC39 using the colors red, white, & blue. Their challenges always require a sentiment to be on the front, so I stamped this with a Northwoods greeting in Versamark and embossed it with white ep on navy cardstock. The rest of the card was made with assorted punches, sequins, borders, PTI text, G studio stamps, dsp, twine and buttons. It has a bit of a patriotic feel to it but it can be used for a gift for anyone. I made a coffee cake for our neighbors on July 4th and this tag would have been perfect for that! Hindsight is always 20/20 :) It's surprising how much you can add to such a tiny space! This tag has been in my stash since I began scrapbooking eons ago, and since it was red, it was time to use it.
While I was in "tag" mode, I made another tag for the Simon Says Stamp challenge to created "ATG'S or TAGS." Since I had another red tag, I decided to decorate another one for this challenge. This one has a nautical theme, so it would be perfect for that man who loves to be on the water. I embossed some white cardstock with silver ep, then die cut it with a Marianne anchor die and wove a bit of soft twine through it. The scrap of blue was embossed with a SU fancy fan ef, and I stamped the Open Sea ship on white and tore the edges, glittering the water with irridescent ice. The "4 U" sentiment was done with my Quickutz and some navy cardstock. Ok, the tags are done - now bring on the presents :)

Thanks for stopping by again, and I wish you all a wonderful weekend!



Mary Anne / MA54K said...

These are so cute! I just love how you used the anchor die!

Denise Marzec said...

Oh my gosh...I love love LOOOOOOOOVE these!!!!!!!!! So cool....both of them...can't even pick a favorite!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, these are so cute. the colors are great, of course, but all your little extras on both of them are just just so special. Your star fits so nicely in the heart, good thinking. Your nautical themed tag is very pretty. I love the muted stamping in the background and your anchor is a nice accent piece.

jimlynn said...

SENSATIONAL!!!!!! Carol, both of these are awesome. LOVE that anchor die and the way you tore the paper around the ship.

downrightcrafty said...

what a great piece love the buttons and the ribbons just perfect
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have 1000 follower candy if you are interested :)

Shannon White said...

WOW!! LOVE these Miss Carol! Such an Awesome mix of embellies, textures and images! Just Super! I'm with Miss Denise, couldn't pic a favorite if I tried! I'd take both! lol! 8-)


Kristen said...

I love the nautical one, I'm obsessed with that sort of stuff! I like the anchor and the embossing folder, did you say it was stampin up! ? I guess I'm out of the loop, didn't know they made embossing folders!

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Benzi said...

Carol, I meant to tell you how much I loved the mesh on your Beach and Sand card...very cool. And, these tags are dynamite. I am really partial to the nautical one. They're both super.

cheiron said...

Happy, festive and fun. Love all the ribbons. Thanks for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Jennipher said...

wow! this is an incredible looking tag. love all the detail you put into it. thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment.