Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Merry Monday Tag

One of the challenges I love to take part in is the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge.  This week's theme is "Tag You're It" - to put a tag on your card.

I also take part in the SCS Christmas Card Challenge.  It basically encourages you to create a certain number of Christmas cards each month so that come November, you have a stash ready to go.  Someone suggests a theme each month, but it is optional.  For this card, I've used the September theme of snowflakes with some blue on the card.

I used the faux mother of pearl technique on the tag, done by pouncing a scrunched piece of cling wrap in sparkly white liquid ink and then pouncing that onto the cs. When dry, I sponged over it with various blue Distress inks - the liquid ink acts as a resist. Then cut it out with a tag die cut.

I added a dove die cut in sparkly cs. I die cut two of the main body and glued them together, but just one of the separate small wing - it gives a nice dimensional effect to the wings. The small die cut snowflakes were randomly tapped with my Versamarker and heat embossed with sparkly ep. The sentiment is attached with dotted ribbon to match the ribbon at the top.

The background is a Darice embossing folder and the cardbase is the same shimmery green cs I used for the dove's branch.

Here are the links for the two challenges:

Merry Monday Challenge

SCS Christmas Card Challenge

Supplies: A Muse sentiment stamp, Gina K luxury white cs, Coredinations glittered cs, green shimmery cs; Distress Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, and Salty Ocean inks;  Darice embossing folder, dotted ribbon, Impression Obsession dove die, Cheery Lynn snowflakes die, Memory Box Teramo label die, Die-namics tag die, Tsukineko Frost White liquid ink, Versamarker, sparkly ep


  1. A gorgeous tag, Susan! I love the blue and faux mother of pearl xx

  2. I love this dove and such a pretty tag! The combination of blue and green are amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  3. Very pretty card Susan. Love that sparkly dove. Looks beautiful on your faux mother of pearl background. xx

  4. Very pretty card, Susan! Love the embossing on the base and the beautiful dove.
    Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  6. Wow this is gorgeous! I just love blue for Christmas!

  7. What a gorgeous card. Love the technique you used on the tag. It is just lovely. Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday. hugs, :)

  8. Very pretty, Susan! I really like your sparkly dove.

  9. A great card - I love blue and white Christmas cards.

  10. This card is so beautiful and the tag is decorated so well! Thanks for playing Merry Monday!

  11. Awesome tag, fabulous peace dove, lovely background, very pretty card. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

  12. gorgeous and in my fav colour!!!


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