Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Bit Of Holiday

Today I tried a new style of card, for me, anyways.  It's a tag easel card.  I've been watching lots of Tim Holtz videos to try and learn how to take some plain cardstock and make it, well, not so plain.   As you will see, this is quite a beginners card!  Hopefully, one can only go up from here, LOL. 

I used this lovely image from Tammy at A Day For Daisies.   I colored the image digitally and then added some Crystal Effects on the candy cane.  My first layer was Tea Dye distress ink, then I stamped some swirls and embossed, and then some more distress ink.  I then stamped some snowflakes with gold Creative Inspirations Paint.  That didn't turn out as well as I had hoped, need more practice!  The last touch was to add some gold embossing around the edge.  After that it was just a matter of adding the embellishments.

There's some swirl bling and my crocheted flower.  
I'm sure we have all had a song pop into our head and not be able to get rid of it.  As I was making this card, I started singing  'It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas'.  And now it's stuck!  I'm going to go turn on some other music.  I'm not ready for Christmas!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Challenges I would like to enter
A Day For Daisies:  a bit of holiday; a bit of red
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge:  swirls
Secret Crafter:  inspired by a song
Craft Your Days Away:  make your own flowers
Allsorts:  flowers and swirls 
Digi Design Challenge:  anything goes


  1. There's so many lovely elements to this card - it is gorgeous (I've never thought of making a tag easel card - might have to give that a try) - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 37 - hope to see you again soon. Thanks for your lovely comment - the followers are showing for me so I'm not sure why you couldn't access. x

  2. Very pretty easel card and I love your crocheted flower. Thank you for joining in Di's DigiDesigns first challenge.

  3. Oh I love this Sarah! Might have to lift this for a project I need to create. So many beautiful parts and pieces to make up this beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining in the ADFD challenge again! :-)

  4. Beautiful card, thank you for joining us at CYDA, hope you will join us again, good luck. x

  5. Beautiful Tag easel! First time I've seen one and I love it
    Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week for my Flowers and swirls challenge!
    Good luck and I hope to see you again
    Hugs, Jill

  6. A gorgeous creation, love the colour choice and thank you for sharing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate
    PS I have some candy if you are interested :)

  7. Thanks for joining our "Inspired by a song" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

  8. It's a gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing with us at

  9. Beautiful card - I love all the details!

  10. OMGosh this is one very beautiful creation Gorgeous image and colour theme and song inspiration, its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank You so for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 151 Inspired by a Song
    I hope you join us again next week,

    I have some new calorie free candy if you are interested
    Have a lovely day,
    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x.

  11. Gorgeous creation and sooo much detail Sarah.. I must make one of these..Loz

  12. what a beautiful creation

    thanks for joining us for my Inspired by a song challenge at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY and good luck!


  13. what a great card and the distress ink looks great. Thanks for playing along with us at ADFD.

  14. Sarah, what a fabulous job you did. I'm going to try one too.