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Monday, December 5, 2016

"Believe" Tag Becomes a Lovely Christmas Card

Once again, from the Christmas tag-making event that I attended last year, hosted by Dar Peterson and Luci Kirschbaum, I modified and turned a beautiful black and gold tag, whose original design must be credited to Luci.  This was my favorite of all tags, and I'm not sure why.  Maybe, it had to do with its black and gold colors, or the sentiment "Believe," or the stars..., OR, maybe it was a combination of all three!

First, I had to shorten the tag by over an inch, resulting in finished length of  4-3/4 inches.  Its original length was just too long to fit onto a card unless I wanted to make a very tall and narrow card, which I did not.  I actually like the tag shorter, as it caused all of the elements into a a more compact display with less white space.  To be able to shorten the tag, I moved the "Believe" sentiment closer to the toward the top, rearranged the metallic stars, and I made the washi tape angle just a bit more shallow.  My final touch was to make my tag string a bow instead of straight strands.  I liked the result just as well as the original...so I was ready to begin with making it into a card.

My card base would be black, and I found a gold metallic, small dot vellum that looked just right for the design I had in mind.  I added a black band across the lower half edged in a gold foil petite border punch and finished off the vellum corners with gold foil.  I am very happy with my card design and stoked with how well it displays this lovely tag.  (Thanks Luci for tag design that inspired my card).



Ingredients:  Stampin' Up products - Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil.  Winter Wonderland Vellum dsp stack (2015 Holiday).  Stamps: Lighthearted Leaves (sentiment-2015 Holiday).  Dies: Stars framelits.  Winter Wonderland Washi (2015 Holiday).  Metallic Sequin Asst. Black & White Baker's Twine.  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Other - EK punches: Victorian Corners, Arrow Border.  Dies: Savvy Ribbon Group (inside).  Size: 4-3/4" x 6".

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