Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Making It Better + Blog Candy!

A long, long time ago (or so it seems), I created a tag using the collage stamping technique (there's a good tutorial at Splitcoast HERE).  It was all good and fine, but every time I looked at the tag, it seemed somehow incomplete and so I never gave it away.

The other day I took it out and trimmed off the top portion so I could create a card with it instead.  I like this version MUCH better!


Here's the original tag - and if you wish to see the original post, click HERE:


The card background is embossed with Ornate Flowers, Leaves & Twirls by Sizzix, and I added a glittery Petaloo flower and fancy Amira Flourish die cut by Memory Box to the former tag.


Ah!  That's SO much better!  Thanks for visiting me today.  :-)  I appreciate it so much!

BLOG CANDY ALERT:  Over at Inspired By Stamping Inspiration Challenge, there's a chance to win blog candy on the first of the month:   a $25 gift card to the IBS store!  Don't forget to head over there on February 1st.  :-)



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: assorted Mark's Finest Papers stamps
Paper: So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Whisper White - SU
Ink: Scattered Straw, Frayed Burlap, Old Paper, Tattered Rose, Walnut Stain - Ranger
Other: flower - Petaloo; Amira Flourish die - Memory Box; Scalloped Border punch - SU; Ornate Flowers, Leaves & Twirls embossing folder - Sizzix

39 comments:

Sindhu said...

Amazing creation Colleen.. Love the colours and all the embossing..

Lisa said...

The tag is darling but I agree I love it on your gorgeous card! The other elements you added really bring it to life. Have a super day ;)

Shani said...

So reassuring to know that we all have things that don't turn out quite as we like. I'm never patient enough to wait them out. If I'm so so on it, maybe I'll let it pass, but if I REALLY don't like it I take it apart, recycle what I can and throw the rest away. Your (former) tag works lovely as a card, just beautiful!

Annette said...

So pretty..nice and summery..

Paper Profusion said...

It has become so much more elegant Colleen. Absolutely beautiful card! Nicola x

Marisa said...

Fabulous up-cycling! The card is gorgeous. Great EF you used in the BG too :)

Paper Profusion said...

I'm back again Colleen. Thank-you for linking to that collage tutorial - it was simple and very informative. Nicola x

Janny said...

I find this a very beautiful and special card. The colors are beautiful. Greetings Janny

Barb King said...

It does look nice on the card instead of a tag, and I love that sentiment, reminds me of the fairy houses I saw on Monhegan Island. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Emily Keaton said...

I just love how you turned that pretty tag into an even prettier card, Colleen!! That flower makes an awesome accent :)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Cool! I like your original tag, but I can certainly see how an elaborate frame made it come to life. Blessings!

Lea L. said...

Oooooh....this is pretty! I love the soft colors and gorgeous butterflies!

Jennifer said...

Love this card and the original tag! So soft and pretty...

Linda B said...

Wow, girl... it looks fantastic!!! LOVE that yellow!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous!!! I loveeeeee the colors and love love love those butterflies!!

Sandie Edwards said...

Hi Colleen, lovely to hear from you over on my blog. I am much the same at the moment, and finding it difficult to comment on all my dear friends blogs.... soon I hope.
I always love your beautiful creations, always such a wonderful inspiration. xxx

Audrey Ann said...

Beautiful soft colors, textures, die cuts and oooh I love your flower! And I also love your delightful sentiment! I love the garden fairies - they even look after my house plants too!!
Hugs,
Audrey

~Tammy~ said...

I love the soft beautiful colors! What a beautiful card you have recreated!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a beautiful card, COL!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors and the stamping-- love your embossing too!! LOVE it all:) <3

lisa808 said...

Amazing how different the tag looks converted onto the card. Great creation.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Way to save it!! :)

Sue Lelli said...

Wow! What a Gorgeous card your tag morphed into! Fabulous Colleen!

Pooja said...

I liked the tag and card both ! The embossed pp looks gr8 !

KC Inspired said...

We have to feel it for sure! I love the new creation!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Colleen. Love the color combination and the pretty image.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, what a transformation, with just those minor tweaks! This is just beautiful, love the colors and that flower!

Ellen said...

Oh such a beautiful card! I love how you changed up the tag and used it instead on the card. Those colors are so pretty and I love that flourish you used!
hugs,
Ellen

Benzi said...

Great way to use something you weren't happy with. It made such a pretty card.
Guess what? My order arrived yesterday. Yea!

Charlene said...

Absolutely gorgeous !!! I love th ecolors and the pretty frame :-)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, love how you altered your tag, this card is fabulous.

Maria said...

Very lovely card with embossing, butterflies, and flower! Isn't it great to recycle and create something new? You did a fab job, Colleen...love your style! Take care, hugs!

walchowDesign said...

Love how you transformed the tag into a card, Colleen! Lovely card!

Stella said...

I already liked the tag but this card is a stunner; yellow is not my go to color but I love this shade and the embossing took my breath away. Perfect repurpose:)( oh my is this English??)
XX

Deb Hickman said...

Wow, Collen, your card is stunning, the tag was pretty but as I card, it's gorgeous. I love the die cut that you mounted it on. Have a great weekend. Deb x

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! I love this reworked version. The "frame" is stunning!

Donna Bowman said...

Awesome card Colleen! I love how you repurposed the tag and made this beautiful card. Great flower!

Linda R said...

Your card is so pretty. The yellow embossed background looks yummy.. LOVE these colors together.

Hugs~

Leslie Miller said...

Oooh, it sure made into a pretty card! Love the embossed background and the ornate topper with flower. It's fun to pull something out for a redo once in a while. This turned out great!

Bonnie said...

This made up into such a pretty card with the soft yellow background!

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