Nichole put together six different color schemes for us to choose from. Well, I'd hoped to make gift tags last month for the September blog hop, but my Happiest of Holidays stamp set did not arrive in time. Did you know there are six stamps in this set? And Nichole gave us six color schemes to work with? Can you guess where I am going with this? I should mention that I also bought the Perfect Match Cardstock Sampler pack last month, so this means I have almost all the colors in the six color schemes.
I'll be honest here - I really like four of them. One color scheme I found very difficult to work with and the one I thought I liked the most going into the challenge is the tag I like the least.
Let's look at them one at a time compared to the inspiration photo.
This is the first tag I made. I was reluctant to cut into my cardstock, so used designer paper from The Jillibean Soup Winter Tortellini Spinach Soup paper pad. A die cut, few jewels and stickles finished it off.
I knew this color scheme was going to be all about snowflakes. When we lived in Washington, dear daughter's winter coats were usually a pretty good match for Hawaiian Shores or Aqua Mist and her hat. scarves & gloves would likely be pink. Any photos I have of her playing in the snow are in these colors.
The large snowflake in the background was made a couple of years ago and has been hanging in the office. It is diecut plastic, colored with alcohol ink and covered in Martha Stewart coarse glitter. The smaller snowflakes are Martha Stewart punches and glittered with stickles.
I am happy with this super simple tag. Die cut stars are layered around the sentiment and all the edges stickled (is that a verb?).
I inked all the edges of this tag instead of using stickles - it has more of a homespun feel to it that I really like.
This is the color scheme I found incredibly challenging - it just doesn't say "holiday" to me. I might have spoke too soon though, because one of my local scrapbook stores blogged about a new Collage Press holiday line that is in this exact color scheme!
Sadly, I really like this color scheme, but need to do something to save this tag. I think this was the second one I made and when I came back to it after finishing the others I was too tired to try fix it.
Thanks for indulging the overachiever. I'm off to check out what everyone else has created.