Sunday, November 5, 2017

25 Tags of Christmas Day 5

We're sharing the stage with another wonderful sponsor today:  Altenew!  You may already know how much I [buy from] love that company!  =] 

I'm so happy that I was able to snag a stamp and die from their 2017 Christmas release: Poinsettia & Pine bundle - I even think I got it on sale - score!  Convenient that the set comes complete with a "to and from" element!

I've also been totally taken by the colored pencil on dark cardstock technique that the fabulous Yana Smakula has introduced me to... follow her link to see it for yourself!

Here is my take on that technique: tag style!

A simple tag die was 'stretched' by partial die-cutting first, then moving the die.
Stamped and heat embossed in gold, I kept the coloring very simple, using two shades of dark red Prismacolor pencils.
 
I'll be by to check out all the tagged gorgeousness in our 25 Tags of Christmas linky post ... be sure to follow directions to the letter, and I'll see you in the gallery!
 
=]  Michele
 

33 comments:

Isabel Z said...

Love what you created!

Sue LD said...

Love this--such rich colors.

Kristie Goulet said...

ACK! This is just gorgeous! LOVE the colors SO much!

Dotty Jo x said...

Stunning! Jo x

Jeanne said...

Michele, this is stunning! What a gorgeous color combination. So rich and elegant and colored beautifully. Wow!

Crafty Math Chick said...

LOVE the elegance of the gold embossing!

cm said...

The gold, the red, the colouring on kraft...a stunning poinsettia! Your tag is a gift in and of itself! LOVE this!
Hugs~c

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness Michele, this is beautiful! I have been watching all of Yana's gorgeous pencil creations as well and I have to admit I would LOVE to be half as good at it as either of you. This poinsettia is stunning! (Another beautiful tag to pin!)

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic tag.
The poinsettia is great
and will make an ornament
for the tree or a decoration
around the house after Christmas.
thanks for shring.

barbara macaskill said...

Love this tag! Poinsettias are my favorite flower and your’s is colored beautifully! TFS!

Sandy said...

Beautiful. YOu can't get any more classic than poinsettia.

Lynn said...

Absolutely gorgeous Michele!

Sue Washburne said...

Wow! Stunning tag!

Barb Ghig said...

Be still, my heart! Your Poinsettia is absolutely gorgeous, Michele! You have done an amazing job with Yana's technique, too...what a stunning and elegant tag for a very lucky recipient...WOW!!!

Virginia Lu said...

Truly BEAUTIFUL!! Love the warm tones and embossing together! You have such an eye for design, that's for sure! Hugs to you, Michele!

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful.

lostinpaper said...

Perfectly elegant!

Nancy R. said...

Love this rich and elegant looking tag. The dark brown tag is so pretty with the red poinsettia and gold embossing. Beautiful!

TK said...

Gorgeous, Michele! I love that you made this with a "new-to-you" technique! It's wonderful...

Karen said...

This is stunning! The red on the brown is not a combination I'd think of, but it's beautiful.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

This is such a great tag !

Lisa Elton said...

This is lovely Michele and ever so elegant!!

M R Leech said...

Gorgeous and elegant!!!!! Love the inspiration!!!

blaze said...

This tag is STUNNING!!! If you read this and get a chance, could you tell me what colors you used? I have pulled this up about a dozen times in the last 24 hours just to stare at it! SO gorgeous!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Stunning!!!! The gold embossing makes this so elegant!

Farhana S said...

beautiful!

Jules Peddicord said...

I chose this one as my inspiration for Day 5. Thanks so much! LOVE IT!

Bobby said...

Gorgeous brown and red combination, Michele. So very elegant.

Sharron said...

Love this! Those colors are absolutely gorgeous!

Angela Walters said...

I never would have thought of using brown for the backing of a Christmas poinsettia tag, but it looks absolutely fabulous! Wonderful job on this gorgeous tag!

Anita in France said...

Rich, elegant, luxurious, Michele ... what a stunner! Hugs, Anita :)

Beverly S. said...

Beautiful....love that deep burgundy card!

Tracy A said...

So elegant. Love the colors.