Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Christmas 'Tag Cards' with Crealies

Hello creative people, I hope you are doing well today.  Don't fall off your chair because I've posted two days in a row.

I had the pleasure to Guest Design for Crealies again.  I created a couple of cards using one of the new gorgeous tag die sets, along with other beautiful dies and stamps.  These designs were shown at the Crealies blog yesterday.

I used  Tag & Label die set - No 7 to create a lovely shaped card.    I scored and folded navy card stock and taped (with removable tape) the left cutting side of the one of the larger dies slightly over the fold so that I ended up with a lovely shaped folded card.

I used the beautiful Christmas Angel of Light by Chocolate Baroque as the main image:  

I left the inside panel blank to write Christmas Greetings.

The angel on the front tag panel was stamped with a navy blue dye ink and coloured with Distress Inks using my craft mat, a brush and water.   I also stamped with Bits & Pieces stamp No.37 above and below the angel.

I used Uno No 13 and Set of 3 No 13 die sets to create the layered Poinsettias.   I die cut them from white card stock, coloured the layers with Distress Inks using a finger dauber and molded the backs with a stylus on a foam mat.  I also added glitter here and there.

I created a second card (below) with the same tag die set along with other dies and stamps.  The Bits & Pieces stamps are fantastic for creating backgrounds, I have many of them :)

I used the same technique to create the folded card above.  I coloured the background  with Distress Inks and water on my craft mat and stamped it with Bits & Pieces stamp No.37  and Bits & Pieces stamp No 48.
Uno No 13 and Set of 3 No 13 die sets were used again to create the layered Poinsettias and I also stamped them with Bits & Pieces stamp No 53 to create 'texture' (difficult to see in the photograph).    I used Duo Die 31 and Duo Die 31A to create the leaves.

And below are pictures of the Crealie Dies used:

Crea-Nest-Lies XXL Labels & Tags no. 7 with dots
Uno stans no. 13 Bloem 9 / Uno die no. 13 Flower 9 Set of 3 stansen no. 13 Bloemen 9 / Set of 3 dies no. 13 Flowers 9
 Duo Dies no. 31 Blaadjes 1 / Leaves 1 Duo Dies no. 31A Blaadjes 1 spiegelbeeldig/ Leaves 1 mirror image 
Bits & Pieces no. 37 Sparkle Star Bits & Pieces no. 48 Bits & Pieces no. 53

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,


Crafting Queen said...

Stunning creations. Hope that Archie will start eating better real soon. Skipper sends purrs.

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic creation, love the dies etc you used. Hugs, Valerie

Pat said...

These are both fabulous creations Shirley using this prettily shaped tag which makes wonderful cards. I love the colours of both but the second with those wonderful turquoise leaves just has the edge. I love the background stamping and the pretty angel, poinsettias and leaves are perfect focal images. x

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Awesome tag cards. The first one really speaks to me with all those pretty colours you painted on. The flowers are gorgeous. As always, you're such an inspiration. Hope you have a good week.

brenda said...

Stunning Shirley, the arched die shape is really lovely and the first in particular created with the beautiful purples and greens looks just like a stained glass window.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow shirley what a fantastic tag card , what a beautifull design and I really love your colours!!

Have fun!!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

These are stunning Shirley, gorgeous colours and the shape of them wonderful.

Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning cards, what wonderful dies and love the card shape, such a glorious angel and beautiful colours, Kate x

froebelsternchen said...

Super elegant cards Shirley UNIQUE and the form is fantastic!

Felicie said...

Wow Absolutely stunning.I love the colours and the card shape.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two exquisite cards Shirley, I really love the image on the first one, it's fabulous. Both cards, once again using gorgeous colour combinations and I really like the shape of them. Sandra X

Greta said...

Oh how gorgeous, Shirley! Love the unique shape of those tag dies & your coloring of the incredible angel is stunning!

chrissie said...

A wonderful shape for these stunning cards Shirley

Love Chrissie xx

Mrs.B said...

Two beautiful cards Shirley, a beautiful image on the first one, and both in such gorgeous colours. Love the shape with the tag dies.
Avril xx

Gerrina said...

Had missed the first one on the Crealiesblog; so glad I see this one here; the angel looks so great on the blue and purple! (great colours!) And the flowers are superbe! HAving a bussy week here and just a little bit of rain; so enjoing the change of the seasons although I love the summers here :) Hope you have a good week!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Shirley, lovely colours and image used. Yes we are into our spring and love every minute of it, just hard to sit indoors to create..x

Unknown said...

Both are adorable Shirley and the angel tag is amazing. Love, love, love.

Hope things are going well for you.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Enny said...

Wow, such beautiful cards ! The model is lovely, and your stamp and colour-work, and the flowers, are exquisite !! All the best ! Enny

Margik said...

Both tags are so gorgeous! The angel looks very beautiful. All the flowers and the tags dies are fabulous.
Mar xx

Elaine said...

What a great idea to use those label dies to create a shaped card they look super. I also love that CB angel stamp, so your first card was bound to be a hit for me. Great cards, it looks like you are making excellent progress with your designs Shirley. Elaine x

Donna Ellis said...

Congrats on your GDT position, Shirley! They hit the jackpot with you!

I saw your first tag-shaped card, and my heart melted at the emotions it reveals: sincerity, love, devotion, beauty, longing, kindness, joy... you have brought that image to a gorgeous life - such peacefulness in this amazing creation!

Your second tag is gorgeous as well, with your beautifully shaped flowers and wondrous colors! Thanks for sharing your pretties today! hugs, de

Little Artbee said...

Oh what a very lovely piece of artwork. It looks like an Art Nouveau motif which I like much. Wonderful coloring and the glitter and flowers make it magical nice. I love it much. Really a dream!
Dear Greetings

Janny's Cards Creations said...

What a beautiful card, so beautifully balanced. Janny X

Win Dinn, Artist said...

What a lovely tag card, Shirley - the shape is just beautiful and the angel image is just stunning. Well done, my friend.

~*~Patty S said...

OH the decorative arch shape really speaks to me.
AND the angel is just perfect and extra special with your original Shirley colors and lovely touches.

Annette P. said...

What beauties! Gorgeous and unique cards and I like those shapes!