Friday, December 18, 2015

Sparkling Clear with Tag, You're It!

This time of year is busy for all of us with the holidays, but both of our daughters have their birthdays in November, so that makes life extra crazy around here.  It's so nice to take a little time out for some crafting therapy, and today is the start of another wonderful Tag, You're It Challenge!

When I first saw Donna's tag, it just took my breath away!  It is so elegant!  I was excited and determined to make my tag out of acetate.  Here it is:

And here is Susan's amazing tag:
I have to confess, this was a difficult tag to photograph.  That little tag received an all-afternoon photo shoot!  I wish you could see its sparkly appearance IRL.  Here are a few of my photo attempts; feel free to click on a photo to see it enlarged. 




The acetate is recycled packaging.  I put some water in a plastic cup and added several drops of pearlized white nail polish.  Then I swirled it around and dipped in the end of the tag.  I tried with glittery gold and turquoise too, but they just dropped to the bottom of the cup, so I painted them on the edge.  The PTI "sparkle" die cut was cut from Recollections glitter paper and then painted again with the glittery gold and turquoise nail polish.  I adhered that to the tag with Glossy Accents.  The word banners are from the same paper, heat embossed in Ranger Princess Gold, adhered on the front with a Xyron sticker maker, and then adhered to the back of the tag.  The ribbon and gold elastic were in my scraps.  The sequins are from PTI Shakers + Sprinkles, and Hobby Lobby brand.  The nail polishes are: MK Signature Cloud Nine, Nina Ultra Pro Metal Flakes, and Maybelline Color Show Emerald City.

I hope you will play along with Tag, You're It by CASEing Donna's tag.  I'd love to see what you make!
This tag is also going over to play in Virginia's View Challenge #21 where the theme is, All About Glitter!  Did you know this is Virginia's last challenge?!  At least for a while.  I can't imagine how she and her family did this all on their own, but hopefully it will return some day.  She extended the deadline to December 24th, so there is still time to play along!
As always, thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Kara Lynne

21 comments:

  1. This is so very pretty and sparkly and glittery and... Well, it's just gorgeous :)
    LOVE it, Kara. Happy Christmas. X

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  2. You sparkly tag is so very pretty Kara!! You did a great photographing it!!

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  3. What an absolutely gorgeous tag Kara Lynne! There isn't a thing to not love about it!

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  4. Love your sparkly tag Kara!!
    So fabulously elegant and festive ;)

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  5. Love the sparkle... and yes, acetate is hard to photograph (you wonder why I used vellum-- that and I couldn't find the acetate). Great tag.

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  6. WOW!!! Kara Lynne, this is absolutely breathtaking!!! What a wonderful design, I am simply speechless!
    Hugs

    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  7. Love all the sparkle on this tag. 'Tis the season to be covered in glitter, I say! Love this tag, Kara. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
    x Asha

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  8. What a nightmare for you Kara! Worth it in the end though eh? It's fabulous!! Thanks for the inspiration during 2015 and I can't wait to see what you come up with in 2016! Have a wonderful, wonderful Christmas my friend and every good thing in the upcoming New Year! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  9. Beautiful Kara Lynne! I'd definitely have to say it was worth the time you put into this tag as it's just gorgeous! Love all the gold and touch of turquoise, and of course all the glitter and sparkle...I'm sure your daughter LOVED it!! :0)

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  10. This is beautiful! Love that shimmer!

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  11. LOVE the acetate tag and the added gold touches are perfect! Merry Christmas Kara Lynne, hope you have a wonderful day!

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  12. Gorgeous tag...so sparkly and pretty!!!

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  13. Simply beautiful Kara! Merry Christmas.

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  14. Oh this is breathtaking Kara ... Absolutely gorgeous!

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  15. Well even if it was a bit of effort to make you did a FABulous job on the tag! It is so beautiful with all sparkle :)

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  16. Amazing how different it looks in all those photographs. But it shines in all of them! Love that little bit of blue you worked in there. Jaw dropping gorgeous!

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  17. Wow,wow, wow on your tag and I love the lower edge and the way you created it Loved each photograph,too Kara! Hope your Christmas was wonderful!

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  18. Love all photograph you did..
    So stunning you made your Tag..I would be thrilled to get a copy of this adore able Tag..
    STUNNING..as all your cards Kara.
    Luv this
    Hugs
    Monika

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