Holiday Tags from a Card

Hello:

Today I am sharing with you an idea I have. I was inspired by Power Poppy’s blog – 12 Days of Christmas, December Challenge.  The idea is to get creative with tags.  I am still learning all the ways to use digital stamps but I love this Poinsettia and Pomegranates image from Power Poppy.  Poinsettias, to me, are a deep, velvety red.  I used my Prisma pencils, and colored one up for a card.  I love the finished card.  I then colored another one, in blue.  Did you know the blue coloring on Poinsettias is sprayed on the plant?  When I saw this challenge by Power Poppy for tags, I looked at the other copies I had printed out of the poinsettia images I had printed out and thought  I could get three good tags from one image.  I pulled out my dies and went to work separating the one image into three smaller images.  At the same time, I die cut a background paper a little larger to make the back side of the tag.  I needed a way to attached the fronts and backs of the tag and used a die with fishtails at both ends and folded it in half.  Excellent.  My idea worked.. now off to color the tags in.  I used my Prisma colored pencils on two of the tags.  I attempted to use markers for the third tag and lets just say, um, that didn’t go so well.    Below are some images showing my first card, the blue coloring and finally the tags.   I hope these inspire you to make some tags of your own; they really quite simple.

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Initial image printed out.

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Completed tags

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Close up of a tag

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Close up of another tag

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First coloring of red poinsettia

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Red Poinsettia coloring complete

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Poinsettia turned into a card and mailed out 🙂

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Coloring of a blue poinsettia

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Completed Blue Poinsettia

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3 replies

  1. Wow!! You sure got a lot out of this image!! Your tags are outstanding! And I love your blue poinsettia! So glad you joined our 12 Days of Christmas challenge over at Power Poppy!!

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