Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Tag Card, Yellow Rose, Kraft Card

I'm trying out a card design today that's for three different challenges.

This is what I've come up with...

The challenges are from Tag You're It..,  Fusion...

...and Country View Challenges (use Kraft Card).

I've taken the colour palette from the cake (that big yellow swirl on the top made me think of a spiral flower straight away), and the layout is from the tag card...  complete with the embossed white background, Kraft tag, central flourish, big flower focal point and the Dew Drop embellishments.  The differences are that I've added some extra leaves (Joanna Sheen/Signature Dies, Rose Leaves) and (Memory Box, Fabulous Phlox), one small butterfly (Impression Obsession, Butterfly Die Set) and dropped the musical notes, the sentiment and the smaller flowers.

The background was embossed using a Sizzix/Texture Fades Embossing Folder (Birch Trees, Tim Holtz).  The flower is also by Sizzix/Tim Holtz (Bigz Die, Jumbo Tattered Pinecone) and the flourish is from a set called 'Sweet Strawberry' (Sizzix/Thinlit).

As for the tag tie...  If you look closely you'll see that it has a zigzag edge to it - just like the case on the cupcake.  As for where it came from..?  Let's just say it's been upcycled and I'll leave you to try and guess.

It's going to be a fun filled day here today.  My daughter was still awake at 3am.  Just as well we're on school holidays right now.

I haven't made a card with a large 3D flower before.  If you can spare the time, I would love to know what you think.


  1. OH my, gorgeous tag/card for both challenges, Donna! Your yellow rose is breathtaking, and in love with the elements you've used. From the tan leaves, beautiful eb background, to the fun-tastic tie, all winners! Thank you for bringing your art to the Tag You're It Challenge!

  2. Wow... Thank you so much for such a kind comment. Still new to all of this - taking the plunge and showing my ideas for all to see. It's a little intimidating with all of the talent out there! Really appreciate you taking the time to comment. Thank you :)

  3. Pretty card! I love that beautiful, yellow flower!

    1. Thank you, Dawn. I'm new to Tag You're it :)

  4. WoW this is such a pretty card love the colors and that rose is simply gorgeous. Lovely details too. Glad you found tag you're it hope to see you again.

  5. Thank you. I love using this rose die. I have the smaller version, too!

  6. Oh Donna! Gotta say I'm just a sucker for a dimensional flower - the yellow is so striking! Gorgeous card!

  7. Thanks, Jeanne :) I saw this die being used for flowers instead of pine cones on a tutorial and had no hesitation about buying it straight away. Bye, bye pennies... but I was happy!!!

  8. beautiful card - I love your interpretation of the brief and your flower is striking x

  9. Thanks, Ruth :)
    It's definately my favourite 'rolled' flower die.