Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Double Acetate Christmas Tag , Pink Flowers on Tree, Female

Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags event is still running right now, and I have to confess...  I have been having so much fun playing along! 

I remember gift tags were always something I loved as a child.  They're the real focal point of a gift when you can't (or aren't allowed) to open it up there and then.   
I used to keep hold of the tags I really loved, and although I honestly don't know what happened to them after a few days...  (I suspect my mother threw them away)...  it's a memory that has always stayed with me.
Maybe that's why I'm so fond of making them?

Anyhow...

The tag I've made to show you all today ties in to Day 8 of the event.  
It's a real 'girly, girly' tag, isn't it?  Probably best suited to a young girl...  or a young girl at heart :) 




Punches used:
EK Success 'Christmas Tree'
Carl/CarlaCraft 'Flower Pot'

Dies:
Memory Box 'Cosmic Star Set'

Embossing Folder:
Sheena Douglas / Festive 'Snowfall'

Other:
DoCrafts 'Mini Daisy Shaped Buttons' (Parkstone Pink)
Gesso (White)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Walnut Stain'
Twine
Raffia
Embroidery Thread
Mini Wooden Peg 


I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but the smaller stars were attached to the embossed under layer of this double tag.  It just adds to the dimension a little and breaks up the focus so it's not so 'crowded'...   
And as for this embossing folder...  I just adore it.  It's been specifically made for use with acetate and gesso.

Just before you take a peek at the tag I used for inspiration this time around, I will state as I did for my last acetate tag (just in case you haven't read that post) that I have punched out an additional tree shape and glued it behind so that you have somewhere to write on.


Here's a picture of the tag I used for inspiration...




It has a lovely 'homespun' feeling to it, don't you think?


Challenges I'm entering...

(As the Acetate and Green, Kraft and Silver Card are all from snippets)













There are a few days left if you are hoping to play along...

'Bye for now...

Donna

36 comments:

  1. I'm loving these acetate tags Donna! Very sweet! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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    1. Sprung!!! You noticed my acetate 'binge' I've been on :)
      Sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!!!

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  2. Donna your tag is absolutely gorgeous - everything about it. Barbxx

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    1. Thank you, Barb. I honestly wasn't sure what people would make of this one!
      Take care :)

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  3. What a pretty design, very clever! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

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    1. Thank you, Claire :)
      I'm always messing around with new ideas... It's just an added bonus when they 'work' well enough for me to post online!!!

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  4. Donna this is outstanding! I love how you play with materials - you find combinations that I personally could never think of and you make them work! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Olga :)
      I'm so glad you like it... and you have hit the nail on the head! I am always playing around with materials! I think it's because I haven't been crafting for that long... or maybe it's just me. Either way, I love the distraction it provides me with :)
      Take care...

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  5. You are on a roll with your lovely tags Donna, something I do not make, to-days tag is
    Fabulous, love the acetate and beautiful decorations.
    Pam x

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    1. Hi Pam :)
      Thank you... I've been doing my best to support my fellow DT team mate. Wish I could do more, but you know how it goes!
      How you coping with the weather?

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  6. The combo of different materials is amazing. I am in awe. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Stella :)
      I appreciate your kind words. X

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  7. I love girly girly and I am far beyond being a girl This tag is stunning Thanks for sharing Craft Rocket Anything Goes Challenge Lis DT

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    1. Hello Lis :)
      I'm glad you like 'girly, girly' stuff. There's a part of me that does, too... but I know it's not everyone's cup of tea!
      Thanks for the kind words... X

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  8. Hi this is stunning. Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 3 “Christmas is Coming” Hugs Jackie (DT)

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    1. Thank you, Jackie. Only stumbled across this challenge blog earlier on today :)

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  9. Donna the clear tags are so elegant! I love the gesso splatter. Moms do things like that BTW--lol. Thank you for linking your tag up to the 25 Days of Christmas Tags!

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    1. Thank you, Tracey :)
      I watched Sheena Douglas on Create and Craft one day and saw her demo this stencil of hers - so I can't take the credit for applying gesso into the snow 'dimples'... but the effect is fantastic :)
      I've really enjoyed supporting you in this event.
      Thank you :)

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  10. You have made a beautiful tag. Love all the vellum. Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Hello Mrs A.
      I guess you meant acetate instead of vellum? I know you have a love/hate affair with acetate... so I'm going to presume you had some kind of block where you hate it so much right now you can't even type the word!!! LOL
      Thank you. I hope to be back on your challenges soon. Tracey's my fellow DT so I've dropped all other challenges for her event.
      There are never enough hours, Mrs A!

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  11. OOOh this is SOOOO pretty. LOVE IT. Aha, now we know why you have a soft spot for tags!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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    1. Good Morning, Sarn :)
      It's wet and soggy here today!
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving such kind words. x

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  12. Really pretty tag - and I adore all things girlie! Gosh, I could so relate to the tale of the tags, I was just the same :)

    So many people are using acetate that I'm gonna hop over to the drawer I keep mine in and see about having a play :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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    1. Sounds lIke a plan, Di :)
      I have so many acetate snippets because any packaging with acetate on gets recycled by me. I've saved a small fortune!!! (Admittedly a VERY small fortune - LOL)!!!
      Was your mum mean and threw them away, too?

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  13. Now I would not mind finding a tag like this on my pressie...maybe something silver that you wear on your wrist - get my drift!!
    Very pretty, and definately very girley.
    Hugs
    xxx

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    1. Hi Hettie :)
      I like silver things, too!
      I wonder what we'll get in our stockings???

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  14. Oh my goodness! Your tag is just so stunning, love ur idea :)

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    1. Hello :)
      Thank you... Acetate may be difficult to cut in my machine, but it's such fun to play around with. X

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  15. Donna, you are rocking the acetate! LOVE the idea of using it for tags. I need to use mine more often so thanks for the inspiration! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

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    1. Thanks Kylie :)
      I don't know about you, but acetate is a real headache to cut in my machine.
      I'm just too stubborn to let it win!!!

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  16. Beautiful tag! Love the acetate and that sweet little tree!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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    1. December 2015 at 18:49
      Thank you, Melissa :)
      I've definitely been enjoying playing with acetate just lately. I'll squeeze in a few more makes with it before Christmas and then put it away for a while! It's a fun medium to experiment with, but no fun to cut!!!

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  17. Beautiful memory ,Dona. I love this double acitate tag what a neat idea and so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Marybeth.
      Needed a short break for several reasons, but back to 'playtime' today :)

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  18. Acetate is fun, should definitely pull it out again.

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    1. Hi Erin. I agree...
      Happy Christmas :)

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