Good Wednesday morning and welcome to day 2 day of the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist. I look forward to this special holiday celebration each year and am always anxious to see all of the wonderful designs.
I chose to use a color combination as inspiration that both Dina and I would use for our tags. My color inspiration is the Winter Berry collections from Design Seeds. I was not only inspired by the color combination but also the light wood texture in the picture.
I cut a piece of Essentials by Ellen Woodgrain Embossed white cardstock and attached to the Inkssentials Manila Tag #8 with ATG adhesive. I wanted to recreate the appearance of the wood in the Design Seeds picture so I applied Pumice Stone Distress Ink directly to the embossed cardstock with the ink pad. I used a very light touch and stroked the pad straight down the sheet to create the lines in the wood.
I created the base poinsettia foliage by using one of the larger dies. The petals of the poinsettias were formed from the back side using the stylus and molding pad.
The flower was turned over and pushed in at the center to create the natural shape and dimension of the flower.
The petals layers were offset and attached together at the centers using glossy accents.
The ornaments were cut using Bazzill Metallic Gold Foil. I punched one inch red circles, trimmed them to fit behind the ornaments and attached them together with glossy accents. I gently rounded the ornaments with my fingers.
The flourishes and poinsettia were attached to the tag base using glossy accents.
Once the flower was secured in place I tucked the pine, ornaments and holly pieces in place and attached with glossy accents.
I finished by tying a double stranded bow made using Metallic Gold String. It’s all ready to attach to one of my presents. Probably my mother-in-law's.
Thanks for coming by and joining me in this wonderful holiday celebration event.
We are excited and honored to bring you Dina Kowal's tag today. When I first saw Dina's stamps (yes, she designs stamps for Impression Obsession) I went in search of her blog and discovered her beautiful work! Her work with watercolors just makes me feel all happy inside. I would highly recommend bookmarking her blog for future inspiriation! In addition to all of the above Dina hails as the current Artist in Residence at Splitcoaststampers - the community I joined when I first discovered stamping many years ago.
Thank you Dina for joining us today and sharing your talents with us!