Oct 8, 2017

12 Tags of Christmas Reindeer and Plaid


Oh how excited am I that our very own Linda, owner of the Funkie Junkie Boutique, has launched her 12 tags of Christmas challenge!  What an amazing way to build your holiday stash and win some new crafty toys!  Hop on over to the Tag One post for more details.  I was inspired by Linda's use of the deer die and tree background.


I had in mind to do a rustic card with a plaid background as pictured in the first photo.  I saw THIS beautiful tag and just had to do a similar background.  I got carried away and used blues.  I softly inked my background with Chipped Sapphire, then did 2nd generation stamping and 1st generation stamping of this very old Stampin' Up! Christmas tree image.  Then I taped the edges (heavier at the bottom) with my Versamark pad and embossed in white to give a snowy edge.  I applied texture paste through my DIY holey stencil then sprinkled with IndigoBlu Unicorn Sparkle glitter.


I was going to layer the scene onto plaid.  Well that didn't quite match, so I ended up making two different cards.   I stained my deer die cut with Chipped Sapphire DI and then clear embossed.  Isn't he lovely?  I won from the Coffee Lovers Blog hop.  :)  I curled the stamped sentiment banner and mounted it over the panel with a simple navy mat.


I was still wanting to do something with the plaid, so I made a lightly inked Frayed Burlap panel and did the same process of stamping on it.


I used Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo on the sentiment banner and deer.  I made the plaid by sponging my panel with FB, then using an Echo Park plaid stencil and sponging with Chipped Sapphire.  Oh I love this stencil!!!


I stamped a stitch stamp to give it a border before mounting.  I thought it would be fun to use the same sentiment and see how different the two designs would be with basically the same products.  What do you think?  I am so into the rustic plaid, but the simplicity of the glitter and blues also calls to me.  These cards are so much prettier in real life and I decided not to make them too thick so I would have some cards to mail.


I hope you'll be inspired to play along with Linda's challenge.  For me, it is a time to use my oldie but goodie products with no pressure and limitations - a crafter's dream!  One lucky winner will receive a $50 giftcard!  Two winners will receive $25 to spend at the Funkie Junkie Boutique, the event sponsor.  Just by playing along you can get a 10% off coupon to use in January.  I hope you'll join me in this.  Hugs, Autumn

To see all of my 12 Tags of Christmas click HERE.


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34 comments:

Sue C said...

Beautiful cards Autumn, love the plaid background. Sue C x

Marjan Küppers said...

Both are beautiful, Autumn! The fist one also has a touch of elegance, love the shine and glittery snow. The second appeals to me too, love the rustic look and depth in the scene!

Mac Mable said...

I can see why you where inspired by Nancy's glorious tag Autumn, the background is amazing. Great to incorporate Linda's tree and deer inspiration too. Great cards, beautiful backgrounds and gorgeous colours x Glad you managed to incorporate the plaid too x

Darlene said...

These are FABULOUS and wonderful inspiration! Thanks!

Debbie Mageed said...

Oh, Autumn, these cards are wonderful! I instantly recognized the Stampin Up! tree but now have to find those deer die cuts! To give you a little giggle, I read at first that you sponged the panel background with Facebook! My old brain can only handle so many initials!! Truly beautiful and will attempt a CASE soon!

Sue said...

What gorgeous cards Autumn, I love the misty backgrounds, and the glossy deer are beautiful. Have a very happy week. Sue xx

Helen Gullett said...

Autmn, those are gorgeous rustic amd grunge look!
Love each texture on the background.

Linda Kunsman said...

these are both such beautiful cards but I really love the plaid one the best. Lovely designs!

Ellibelle said...

These are simply stunning!

Donna Ellis said...

Both so beautiful!

Lisa said...

Hello, my dear friend!! I've missed you!! I'm so happy to be back and visiting your blog to see the gorgeous projects I've missed while I was away!! Oh my goodness, these are amazing!! I love, love the colors and designs!! So rustic and fabulous!! I adore all of the projects I missed, especially the altered Scrabble board!! Spectacular!! The texture is phenomenal!! I hope you are doing well and having a fabulous Fall so far!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

These are fabulous Autumn, I am currently in the (LONG) process of creating my Christmas cards and orders and am using the same dies. Love your dots of sparkle and your choice of colour for your plaid background. The embossed Deer looks amazing! Lucky people who receive these amazing creations..
Big Hugs Tracey xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Both cards are just stunning Autumn, such a creative interpretation of Linda's original! Love the fact you made two cards, the plaid looks just wonderful on the second card!

Jackie P Neal said...

Outstanding cards Autumn!! So beautiful- has Hallmark seen these? They should!
Hoping to play along myself!
hugs,Jackie xx

Janis Lewis said...

Gorgeous cards. I love them. Thanks for sharing at Sparkles Monthly Challenges and at Holy & Ivy.
Janis, DT

Janis Lewis said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing at Holly & Ivy.
Janis, DT

Kate said...

So beautiful! Those backgrounds look stunning against the reindeer. So lovely!
Kate

Helen Wallace said...

Still 90 degrees in your neck of the woods! Gosh, that's hot for Autumn. We are enjoying some balmy Spring days here and hoping the blistering days of Summer are a long way off. Both your cards are lovely and I especially like the blue plaid one, as blue is my favourite colour.

Mimi said...

Could not pick a fave... both are just wonderful. Something about blue holiday cards are not sad, but peaceful to me... I just love the peaceful, cold, calm winter feel of these! That's an awesome stitch stamp, too! Very authentic-looking!

Redanne said...

Oh, how beautiful are these Autumn?! They are both truly gorgeous and such a great interpretation of Linda's creation. Loving the blue plaid!! Hugs, Anne xx

PS - your new header is just fabulous!!!

Basslady said...

wow...both cards look stunning!

thank you so much for playing along with us at Sparkles Monthly!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Mrs.B said...

Two stunning cards Autumn and a great take on Linda's tag.
Avril xx

Stefania Salmi said...

These cards are both so beautiful and so adorable!
The background is amazing, you created a fairy-tale scene! I love it! Thanks for sharing, it's great to learn something new!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Magical winter scenes! Love the touch of glitter!

flossbite said...

Gorgeous creations! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe challenge.
Hugs
Fiona DT

jenn shurkus said...

GORGEOUS cards!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Welcome back, Autumn! I'm so delighted to have you back playing with The 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junke Style. Your cards are both fantastic. I love that SU tree stamp - such a classic and the way you have done the first and second generation stamping with it is beautiful. That stenciled plaid has me drooling - love the use of blue too. You are off to an amzing start - TFS!

Hugs,
Linda

butterfly said...

Gorgeous wintry cards - your misty forests look just beautiful. If I manage to play along this year, it's going to be a mad dash all in one go at the end like last year - but I hope to do it!
Alison x

Sara Barker said...

Loving both of these cards, but I am partial to the plaid. Love, Love, LOVE the blue for Christmas cards! I hope to play along, but it looks like I may have to play catch up starting in November. We'll see! Thank you for the inspiration this morning, my TALENTED friend! Big hugs!

cass said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Use Dies and/or Punches" challenge.

Denise van Deventer said...

Stunning, stunning cards! Adore them both! ;-)

samantha's cards said...

Beautiful cards , thanks for playing along with us at CCC.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Absolutely beautiful cards! I love the delicate vintage effect that you called on the cards. Stunning!
Hugs,
BożenA

craftytrog said...

Stunning cards Autumn!
Alison x

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