Friday, June 10, 2016

Tag, You're It! #49

A new challenge starts today at Tag, You're It!  Anja created a beautiful card that features a gorgeous tag.  Here's how I was inspired:
Take a look at Anja's card:
So much to love here on Anja's card!  The combination of blue and green with the crisp white is beautiful!  I love how she focused the grouping on the left side of the tag, and yet your eye spans out to see the flecks of shine on to the right of the card.

My card takes the grouping off of the tag and onto the card itself, still coming from the upper left side.  I blended her blue and green to create a minty color palette for my card.  Her shiny flecks became silver birds and her focal butterfly was exchanged with a die cut house.  The two tags hang in the tree branches along with some leafy springs to reflect Anja's cluster of elements.
This card was so much fun to create, especially because I got to play with some of my new Poppystamp dies!  Check out that layered house.  I mean, really? A layer for curtains and tiny shutters?  Way too much fun!  The heavy silver cs didn't fold on the door's score line very well.  Next time I will score that with a stylus.

Supplies used:
Dies: Poppystamps Baylan House, Chirping Birds, Cheery Cardinals, Exquisite Branch Frame, Main Street Tags, and MFT Leafy Greenery
Stencil: Memory Box Modern Radio Waves
Ink:  PTI Aqua Mist
Card base:  Paper Studios
Paper:  All from scrap paper stash

I hope you will join us over at Tag, You're It! for this wonderful challenge.  I'd love to see how you are inspired!

Thanks for coming over for a visit.  I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Kara Lynne


  1. Beautiful, beautiful card/tag Kara Lynne! The house tag is absolutely adorable and love all the detail! LOVE the stenciling you did too...really striking! Fabulous card/tag all the way it!! :0)

  2. This is so cute Kara and I that little house is adorable!

  3. Wow I love the design and the soft cool colours!!!! And that is a great look bird mansion!!

  4. WOW, Kara, WOW. If I knew how to make that 50pt font, I would! You put a lot of work and care into this splendid tag card for the challenge and it shows!! WOW!! Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. You made a treehouse :)
    Too cute, Kara. X

  6. OMGosh! That is sooo creative! Have never seen any thing like it!

  7. Amazing! What gorgeous colors and shimmery papers, too. So delightful. Love your take on Anja's card. Bev

  8. So much prettiness to drink in Kara Lynne!! Love all of the little detail, just fabulous!!

  9. Oh Kara
    I wish I have that House DIeS too
    its so adorable on your tag
    and the bird the tree
    so adorable so pretty and love the color combo too
    Both from Anja and you so inspiring
    I wish I can play along
    happy weekend sweety
    see you around

  10. what a gorgeous card, kara... lovely take on the inspiration piece!

  11. Hi Kara! Kara, your card is stunning! Oh my goodness you created such a beautiful scene here with the Poppystamps dies... It's a WOW card for sure!
    I think you could link this up to the Poppystamps Challenge and have a chance to win ( random). How could you not be inspired by Anja’s gorgeous tag!

  12. Love it!! The house is fabulous!!! I love how its on the little tag with the foliage and birds behind it!!!

  13. Absolutely beautiful Kara, love the subtle tones and fun combo of die cuts!

  14. I am drooling!! This is stunning and I'm pinning it!! Fantastic!

  15. Everything about your card is so lovely - the images you used, the stenciled background, that shimmery paper you used!! So incredibly cool and amazing!! Hope you are doing well - sending hugs your way!!

  16. Oh my, this is such a delight, Kara ... your detailing and composition is fantastic on every little bit of it ... and I love that soft, gorgeous colour palette! A stunner! Hugs, Anita :)

  17. Absolutely gorgeous take on Anja's card, Kara! Such beautiful details and your color palette is amazing...Love it so much!

  18. That is the most adorable tag I have ever seen!

  19. Wow this is absolutely gorgeous so much details.

  20. This is so stinkin adorable. Love the actual house as a bird house, and it is also such a clever way to incorporate a tag into your card.

  21. This is just too darn cute...just love your sweet little bird house!

  22. Oh this is so pretty, I love the colors!

  23. What a clever interruption of your teams inspiration picture, love it. XOXO Zoe