2 Sketches 4 You has a wonderful sketch to guide us. You may see a tag sketch but I see a tag on a card ... fun how we see things differently sometimes. The City Crafter shares a gorgeous photo of a festive ornament. The shades of blue and turquoise against the pearly white are so very pretty and the dried branches add a natural earthy element while the glitter sparkles in the light. Simply elegant and so beautiful.
Beginning with Very Vanilla cardstock, I softened the card with a rounded Corner Punch and our Distressing Essentials Kit. Designer Series Papers from the Blueberry Crisp Collection were perfect for my Blue Christmas inspired card. Using a softer looking paper for the background while my tag was made of bright shades and a louder pattern. Do you like my tea-stained envelope? I found a stack of plain vanilla envelopes in my supply closet and was so excited! I brewed up a bowl of tea and set them to soaking. I have a couple dozen of these tea-stained beauties now - and they are the perfect size for gift cards. Using Baja Breeze Classic ink and images of snowflakes from our Northern Hearts Hostess stamp set, some color was added. I also found a sweet border stamp from the retired Pedaling Past stamp set ... you'll see it along the bottom of the envelope.
I just can't get enough of crowns - I love them! For the greeting, a beautiful script message from the All Holidays set captures my Christmas wishes. The ribbon is scrunched seam binding dyed ever-so-lightly in Baja Breeze ink. I wanted a soft wispy feel to my bow. A button from Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons was tied on with blue yarn and a turquoise stick pin gives a splash of bright color.
Lace from the fabric store is embellished with a chipboard star from On Board Mix and Match. I always paint my chipboard before using it. The paint dries immediately and it covers any imperfections while also coloring the edges. Mod Podge and a lovely shade of blue pulled from our Fine Cosmo Glitter collection made the cutest little star and a Basic Pearl Jewel was the finishing touch.
Once again, I thank you all so much for stopping by and spending some time with me ... enjoy your day!