Friday, 18 December 2015

Acetate Tag, Flower on Branch, Female

Hi... 

Not long to go now until Christmas.  
I wonder how you are doing with it all...  the preparations, the gift buying, the card writing, etc...  Do you enjoy it all?  I know that there are those of you who plan ahead, those who endure but enjoy and those of you who would just rather not...   
Whichever category you best fit into, I hope it goes ok :)

Anyhow...  It's my turn to share my DT tag with you all today for the latest challenge at 




I chose something with maximum impact but minimal effort - or at least that was my intention!
No inks, no embossing.  Just some simple die cuts (I layered up the branch 3 or 4 times for added durability and used a molding tool for the flower), embellishments (Dew Drops), ribbon and paper string...  all arranged on an acetate tag.

Yes, I know...  more acetate!  I do love working with this stuff, but it's such a beast to cut!

In my defence...  this was actually the first acetate tag I ever made. 
That was way back in early July of this year...  but I wasn't scheduled to post it until today 
so I opted for a 'non festive' design, knowing full well that by this stage Christmas tags would be in abundance and you may just possibly be planning ahead to a birthday or even a wedding for early next year. 
It does have an early Spring 'feel' to it, don't you think?


Dies used...
Memory Box 'Woodland Branch'
Memory Box 'Fabulous Phlox'
Impression Obsession 'Cattails and Dragonflies'
Spellbinders 'Deckled Rectangles'


In a future post I'll show you the other design ideas I had in mind and how I 'tweaked' them into very different looking tags...  despite using the same dies and layout.  
I don't think I'll ever get tired of how such small, simple changes can make such a huge difference to a design.


Challenges I'm entering...

(Other than the ribbon, string and Dew Drops it's all made from my snippets stash)








Others on the Tag You're It Design Team have created their own versions of this tag.
Please visit their blogs and see for yourself...  and then if you can, come and play!

I know that we are all busy right now...
so my heartfelt thanks goes out to anyone who can make or find the time to play along with this challenge.   
I love seeing the 'regular' faces who play along each time (Thank You)...  but I would also love to meet anyone new out there who wants to join in with us.  
After all, there would be no Tag You're It challenge if it wasn't for people like you :)




Wherever you are at this week, I wish you a peaceful time.

Take care...

Donna.

34 comments:

  1. Wow Donna . . . that's a STUNNER. Has great visual impact & makes me want to touch it!

    Hugs, Sarn x

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    1. Thank you, Sarn :)
      I messed around with this design A LOT as I wanted to see just how CAS I could make it. Always glad when an idea 'works out' :)

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  2. Donna, your acetate tags are outstanding! So beautiful and unique!

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    1. Thank you, my friend :)
      I suspect you would make an outstanding tag if you had the time to play along!

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  3. I'm with Sarn - this really is a stunner - the acetate tag works beautifully with the elegant branch and flower you used. Really unusual too.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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    1. Thank you, Di.
      Hope things are continuing to improve for you... even if it is slower than you would like.
      Hope you put your Christmas Wreath die away some place safe. X

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  4. Wow your acetate tag is absolutely gorgeous Donna. Barbxx

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    1. Thank you, Barb :)
      I've been on a bit of a 'go slow' lately so still catching up on comments and Facebook, so apologies... Will get there soon, I hope!
      Happy Christmas. x

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  5. That is one fabulous tag Donna my friend! Just how do you stick things to acetate and not have the glue show? You do amazing work with it! Have a great day! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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    1. Hi Hazel. Almost caught up with everything!
      I use Collall Tacky Glue. It dries clear AND it dries with a very strong hold. You know when you trim cards to size and get really thin scraps left over? I used those to 'spot' apply this glue where I need it. Don't apply thickly or it will ooze out when pressure's applied. Dries quickly, too :)
      Hope that helps, my friend :)
      Happy Christmas. X

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  6. My gosh Donna this is another stunning acetate tag....simply gorgeous with the elegant white bloom!
    At first I thought I was ahead for Christmas then as time gets closer I guess not so much ahead:)
    Merry Christmas to you and your family Donna!

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    1. Thank you, Marybeth. I think the flower die cut did most of the work for me!
      Hope you have a lovely Christmas, my friend. X

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  7. SO stunning with the black and white on the acetate - a gorgeous tag!! Julia xx

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    1. Thank you, Julia :)
      Happy Christmas. X

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  8. Gorgeous tag design Donna, love the twigs and flowers, with a bit of glass beads bling.
    Pam x

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    1. Can't go wrong with Memory Box, Pam!
      Have a good weekend :)
      PS. Did get some playtime in this week. Planning to post tomorrow or Sunday :)

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  9. I love your tag. It is just beautiful.

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    1. Thank you...
      and Happy Christmas. X

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  10. This tag is elegant and so expensive looking! Drop dead gorgeousness Donna! I am so glad it was chosen as one of the inspiration tags at TYIC - it was so fun CASing you! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne :)
      Happy Christmas. X

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  11. Donna what a gorgeous inspiration piece for the last challenge of 2015! Love love love!

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  12. I am in love with this gorgeous and elegant tag! Your design is amazing! Thanks for sharing this wonderful inspiration, it was so much fun to CASE.

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  13. your tag is absolutely gorgeous!!

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    1. Thank you, Rosemary.
      Thanks so much for stopping by :)
      Happy Christmas. x

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  14. Absolute gorgeouseness ... I see a new trend starting! ;-)

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    1. Thank you, Susi. Does this mean you might be trying out an acetate design of your own? If so, let me know when it's posted :)
      Happy Christmas. X

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  15. LOVE this! what a lovely design with the black branches and white bloom! So fun on the acetate tag! Julia xx

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    1. Thank you, Julia :)
      It's actually a very dark brown... Didn't realise people would see it as black!
      Happy Christmas :)

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  16. Oh my this is stunning, what a brilliant idea to use acetate. I read you said its a pain to cut, do you mean with a die. If it is I always find sandwich acetate with copy paper.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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    1. Thank you for the tip, Debby. I shall definitely be trying that next time around!
      Thanks for stopping by... and Happy Christmas to you :)

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  17. Donna that is so beautiful! Love it, love the acetate, love the die cuts! A beautiful tag that I am going to have to try and CASE when I have the time lol, thank you for the inspiration hun Karen xx

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    1. Hello, Karen.
      Thanks for stopping by :)
      Glad you like the tag. I messed around with it for ages trying to make it as CAS and as easy as possible. Let me know when you post your version. I would love to see it.
      Happy New Year. X

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