Please let me hear from you!

This blog is for sharing a love of paper crafting. You can also check out my Pintrest pages. If you find the ideas here to be helpful, I'd love to hear from you. It is what helps make the time I put into this blog feel worthwhile, and always brightens my day. I love hearing your ideas too!

(To leave a comment, scroll to the bottom of the post. You will see how many comments there are for that particular post. Click on the number of comments and the comment window will open. Also, if you want to add a link to something, follow the instructions at the bottom of this post.)

NOTE: If you click a link from the menu (below left) and are told the page does not exist, chances are good that it's a prepared post that will post at some point in the future, so be sure to check back!

You can also click this Pinterest Button to pin pictures in the blog posts.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gift Tag Focal

This lovely red and silver foil ornament was a gift tag from a bygone Christmas.  I thought it would make a great focal and set about seeing what I could do with it.  Unfortunately the white in the picture doesn't show up well enough to show the lovely texture in this card.  The card background is embossed, helping the topper to stand out really well - something it doesn't do so well in the picture.  Here's how I made the topper:

Die cut a piece in white (Spellbinder's Fancy Ribbon Threader) and threaded a silver ribbon around it.  Next a wove a red/silver/white ribbon through it near the bottom and backed the lower edge with a strip of red glittered card stock so the lovely lacy edge shows up nicely.  Then I die cut another piece (Spellbinders Marvelous Squares) from the red glitter card stock to form the mat for my focal.  When I was done with all that, it looked like this:

Nice, but it seemed like it was missing something.  It needed a sentiment!  I decided to use some silver outline stickers.  I thought perhaps to put a sentiment on either side of the ornament like this:

It was okay, but I decided I preferred the one you see at the top of this post with the sentiment in the lower right.

1 comment:

Karenliz said...

Cheryl! Gorgeous card. The red and white is stunning. Have a wonderful Christmas!