Friday, October 14, 2011

Reindeer Tag

This week at Just Add Ink we have a wonderful photo to inspire us.
JAI 89 Inpsiration Photo RR

I took inspiration from the gorgeous colours and the trees to create this Christmas card.


For the tag, I brayered on more mustard and then cherry cobbler at the top and baja at the bottom. 
I then used Not Quite Navy to sponge around the edges.
The deer is stamped in stazon and I white embossed the snowflakes from the Confetti set.
The ribbon for the tag is Cherry cobbler seam binding which has been frayed a bit at the top.  It looks gorgeous, I think that is my favourite of all my ribbons at the moment (Oh and I have a lot to choose from! :)  The bow for the button is linen thread which I have coloured with NQN ink.
Can you believe this is my first card using Lovely as a Tree?  I got it for my birthday and now that I’ve used it I don’t know why I didn’t buy it years ago. It is a really beautiful set!

Ingredients :
Stamps : Lovely as a Tree, Winter Post, Occasional Greetings, Confetti
Card : white, NQN, black
Ink : stazon, versamark, baja, NQN, mustard, cherry
Other : big shot, wallpaper ef, subtles button, linen thread, white embossing powder, cherry seam binding

The design team have created some really gorgeous cards this week.  Please take a look and let this photo inspire you to make a beautiful card too.



  1. Wow, Kathy! This is just amazing. I need you to come visit and teach me how to use my brayer! That tag is just WOW! It looks stunning against the background. Off to "pin" it. :)

  2. I agree with Rita's "wow, Kathy"!! This is stunning!

  3. Hi Kathy
    During my daily visit at "slpitties" (Splitcoaststampers) I found you amazing, wunderful card!
    Such a WOAW effect with a simple combination of the right material. If you don't mind, I will take your card as inspiration for myself and set a link on my blog.
    Thanks for showing and best wishes from Switzerland (Europe)

  4. this is just devine. i really love it :>

  5. There's not enough words in the dictionary to describe how much I LOVE what you have done with this card. I think it's really clever to highlight the tag with those beautiful 'sunset' colours. One of my faves of your beautiful cards.

  6. Hi, I was challenge blog hopping and I saw this card! I stopped in my tracks to come visit. WOW! Your card is striking! Love your blending, I haven't tried using the brayer with ink on in since my days in Art School on wood block printing. Silly the things we can forget. You've got a great "eye", I'll return sometime to what else you design. Peace and Happiness.
    Victoria Lavender

  7. Oh ... how beautiful, Kathy! It was so nice to pop by and visit after some time MIA! This is straight into my "to CASE" file! Hugs xx

  8. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your tag. I mean the whole card is lovely, but that tag and the gradient of colour is just divine.

  9. what a beautiful card/tag ~ the brayering on the tag is stunning, I have yet to achieve this look...practice, practice, practice ~ Thanks so much for sharing this ~ I'd love to CASE this as well ~ enjoy your day

  10. Wow, wow wow Kathy - this is just breathtaking! The contrast of the tag to the white background and the colours on the card - gorgeous!!

  11. I ADORE this card! The tag rally pops against the white background, and your brayer/embossing work is stunning! TFS!

  12. Wow, this is truly stunning. I'm gonna have to figure out this brayer thing for sure. Gorgeous.

  13. That is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the colours!

  14. Hi Kathy, saw your card on Nancy Riley's IPicks this week and had to tell you how much I love it. Your sponging is exquisite! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

  15. Your tag is just stunning Kathy, love the whole card too, but your sponging is perfect!
    Well deserved recognition too. xxx

  16. completely stunning - love your tag

  17. This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you brayered the colours on the tag. Great job!

  18. Kathy, I couldn't help but choose this card to case this week for JAI 102! It is AMAZING and I love everything about it.


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