Wednesday, April 25, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 - April

Yeah!  I'm finally getting my April Tag (ATC card) for Tim's 12 Tags of 2012!  I've had most of it ready for awhile, but just needed to do some finishing touches and get the pics taken.   

I am soooo into shaped cards, and tags these days.  So everything I used here is from Spellbinders' Bird Sanctuary set and the Orchard Harvest tags set I purchased from The Rubber Cafe'.  I used the embossing of the Spellbinder larger die from the Orchard Harvest set to reflect that element from Tim's sample, and I used the bird diecut from the Bird Sanctuary set to get the details of the bird, and I guess where the similarities end.

So just a reminder here's Tim's tag ...

I've cut my tag, from a base card stock and layered printed paper from Melissa Frances.  I inked the edges, popped the edge and bird up a bit, and used a Cream Pearl Pen to accent the impressions of the die cut around the frame.
The Rolled flowers are ribbon and burlap ribbon I rolled glued with Scrap Happy Glue and attached with leaves from the Orchard Harvest set.  For fun I added some sweet mushrooms, to give it a shot of color! 

I picked up the mushrooms in a recent trip to one of my favorites places in San Diego, it's called Paper Tales you can see their website here, while it's obvious they focus on Scrapbook and Cardmaking supplies... what I love is the Vintage and Shabby Chic direction that the whole store exudes everywhere you look! If you're ever in this area, you have to stop in! In the meantime, take a gander through her website Michelle does a great job of displaying their product offerings.
That's it! for now, thanks for stopping by-
In addition to making this for Tim's 12 tags challenge, I made this with these other challenges in mind as well! :

PaperPlay Challengs'12 - Week 17 - Monochrome and Ribbon 
Flourishes - Let's Play Bingo! - I'm using Bling, Diecut, Emboss for my 3 down choices.

Paper: Cardstock and Printed 6x6 pad by Melissa Frances
Ink: Tim Holtz distress ink- Vintage Photo, Copics
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe' Scrap Happy Glue, Clear dimensional strip
Tools: Spellbinder's Dies-
Other:  Pearl Pen in Cream from the Rubber Cafe', Mushrroms from Paper Tales in San Diego CA


Jacquie Southas said...

I like your version better tha TH's! The texture of the rolled flowers is amazing!

Gloria Stengel said...

Love the flowers that you made! Those mushrooms are so cute! I also like yours better than Tim's!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful tags Karen! Lovin' all the birds and gorgeous distressing!

Amanda said...

What cute tags and design elements!! Love everything about them :)

Thank you for joining us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

~ Amanda :)

Frances said...

These are beautiful tags! So many wonderful details. Thanks for joining the Paper Play Challenges this week. hugs, Frances.

Heather Jensen said...

Stunning. Love all the attention to detail. Thanks for playing at FTTC. :)

Winnie said...

This is just so beautiful. I love the shape and the colors and the details you put into it..Such a pretty bird image. Love the flowers and mushrooms!