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

Monday, December 14, 2015

A Latte Thanks

I'm quickly popping in here to share a gift card holder design I made for the coffee lovers in my life, and to play along with the Holiday Coffee Lover's Bloghop!
These were a lot of fun to make!  I used acetate for the entire cup from MFT's LLD Cool Cup, and attached a second "cup" that was distressed with DI Vintage Photo and then flicked with Vintage Photo and water from a paintbrush.  I attached it and the whipped cream to the acetate by running them through the Xyron so that the sticky side was on the front.  The tag and the circle are both from MFT Tag Builder Blueprints 4, the heat embossed sentiment is from MFT's LLD Stay Cool, and the Thanks die cut is from PTI's Wet Paint Cuts.  The sequins are beech wood from Serendipity Stamps, and the twine is from Michaels.  All of the papers were from my scraps.  I tri-folded the base paper to make a flap inside and adhered those sides to create a pocket for the gift card. 
 I hope you are playing along and enjoying the Holiday Coffee Lover's Boghop!
Thanks for coming over to visit.  Have a great day!

Kara Lynne

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Playing with Brusho!

It seems like forever since I've been able to enjoy our papercrafting community.  I just wanted to quick share a card so you know I'm still alive:
I had a chance to play with my new Brusho Crystal Colours.  They are so much fun!  This is a combination of purple and turquoise on Strathmore cold press watercolor paper.  I heat embossed the sentiment from Mama Elephant's Believe In Magic, and the ornament is a cut file from Silhouette Studio called Nativity Ornament.  I slipped in a little white ribbon and popped the whole thing up on foam and then a white card base. 

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Thanks for coming over to visit, I hope you're having a wonderful day!
Kara Lynne