Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Birthday Greetings

At Creative Inspirations Paint, the challenge this week is "Tags".  You don't have to use CIP paints to play, but if you have 'em, we'd love to see them!  If you use them, list the colors and your name will go into the drawing twice.  For all the challenge details, please visit their website link mentioned above.

I am so excited to show you my card.  :-)


I took a regular, oval manila tag that looks like this:


I brushed Mocha Latte on one side.  These paints dry very quickly, which is nice.  Taking a tiny bit of paper towel, I dipped my towel in the lid of Chocolate and dabbed it on the tag.  I did the same with Carmel, too, to soften the deep brown.  I stamped a greeting on it, then tied on a ribbon.



The nice folks at Sweet Stamps let our design team pick out a few stamps, and I used two of them on this card (click on the image to see it in the store):


I used the front cover of a Webster's Pages 6 x 6 paper pad as my card front.  I saw this oval, and knew exactly where I'd place my tag.



I love how the Creative Inspirations Paints turned my plain-vanilla manila into shabby-chic spectacular!


Thanks so much for joining me today!



Dimensions:  4.5" x 6"
Stamps: Lace Border, Birthday Greetings - Sweet Stamps
Paper: white card base - PTI; Webster's Pages
Ink: Crumb Cake - SU; Memento Tuxedo Black- Tsukineko
Fibers: lace; taupe satin ribbon - Michael's
Other: pearls - Recollections; Mocha Latte, Carmel, Chocolate paints - Creative Inspirations Paints
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25 comments:

Marisa said...

Wonderfully done, Colleen. Love the touch of lace down the side and lovely bow on the tag.

E.T. said...

Beautiful! I love how you used the DP to its most!

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful! Awesome recycling! :-) You are having a ball with these! :-)))) So so pretty!

~amy~ said...

Super gorgeous!!!!

Annette said...

Colleen this is fabulous...I love that fun technique.

I seen you won at SRM stickers...congratulations..

Linda Callahan said...

Love your recycle-reuse cards! Perfect spot for your beautiful tag!

Bonnie said...

The paints certainly took the label from shabby to chic! The font of the sentiment is gorgeous and I love the paper! The strip of lace and scattered pearls make this so elegant too.

Jennifer said...

So clever and pretty!

Linda R said...

Such a pretty card. And your tag looks wonderful on it..

Hope you are having a happy week so far..

Hugs~

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome "tag" - you are rocking with these paints!


ps - congrats on your SRM win too!

Lisa said...

Way to go on your recycled item Colleen ~ Lovely creation!

trisha too said...

Really sweet, Colleen--lovely card!

:)

Patrice said...

The pearls are the perfect finishing touch!

Kelly said...

oooh, I love what you did to that tag, beautiful card!

yyam said...

Wow! Classic elegance! :)

Emily Keaton said...

What an ultra clever use for the WP pad cover, Colleen! It made for a beautiful card, and perfect placement of your tag ;). And speaking of your tag, it's gorgeous!! Your CI paints dressed it up beautifully. Love this!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GET OUT! I looooooooove how you've used that first piece of the pad for this card--CLEVER! LOVE your tag and that ribbon!! BEAUTIFUL:)

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Janny's Cards Creations said...

Gorgeous card! Love the look and feel.And I like the technique. Janny

Benzi said...

Colleen, you really worked magic with that manila tag. Love the shimmer. Beautiful paper and lace, also.

lostinpaper said...

Another beautiful card! Super sweet tag and bow!!

Basement Stamper said...

That's absolutely gorgeous! Love those shimmery paints.

maria f. said...

Looks like you're lovin your new "line of work". I could eat those paints (what scrumptious names). My first thought for your card was "awesome PP". Even awesome-r when I saw that you recycled!! It's gorgeous.

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful! I adore those papers and I love how you created the sentiment panel.

Barb said...

another beauty! i love how you repurposed the cover sheet from the paper pack. so creative. and you're whetting my appetite for those delicious looking paint pots. i sense a shopping trip coming on! why fight it? lol

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