Wednesday, 24 October 2012

BLUEPRINT SNOWFLAKE



...continuous effort, not strength or intellegence, is the key to unlocking our potential...
- WinstonChurchill -
 
 
...hello everyone thought I'd share with you a quick festive tag, made with the super gorgeous Stampers Anonymous Christamas Blueprint set, hope you like it...
 
 
...a plain manilla tag was brushed all over with snowcap paint dabber and heat set, then I put the length of the tag in a Christmas embossing folder just capturing one line of festive words...
 
 
...loVe the way these words are punched into the tag...
 
 
...I used black ink on the snowflake stamp and overlaid it with sparkly silver...
 
 
...there are four stamps in this set and they are all gorgeously festive, I loVe this set...
 
 
...these two flakes were cut from the on the edge snowflake Die in shimmering gold card, coated in snowcap and given a good dollop of stardust stickles and attached with a staple, some candy cane bakers twine and a tiny bell to finish off with and there she is :) ...
 
...all my presents this year will be dressed in the Christmas blueprint tags...
...thank you for dropping by today...
XXX
 

34 comments:

  1. Ohhh, your presents are going to look lovely.
    Your tag is stunning...overstamping with the silver was a fabulous idea. It is really eyecatching and your unopened pressies will be a hit! Think how wonderful they are gong to look under the tree!


    I do my Mum and my sister's gifts in matching papers and tags...all hand done. Each year I plan it out ahead. Last year they were in black boxes wrapped with silver and silver and white tags. Heavy on the silver.

    This year I am sadly behind...usually I have theirs all planned out! I am toying with the idea of horse and foxes stamped on kraft paper (they are the equestrians and have their houses decorated with hounds, foxes and horses)...
    Just can't seem to come up with an idea for the tags.
    You've given me a great idea about embossing the words into the tag.Off to look thru my embossing folders to see just what I have!

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  2. Mel, another stunning make this is perfect gentle elegance, a softness and beauty about this that shines ...I love it! Love trace x

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  3. Just beautiful Mel. Love that weathered look to this tag. You are so clever. Hugs, Buttons x

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  4. Stunning! Your gifts are going to look fantastic!
    Hugs Jo x

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  5. Fabulous tag Mel, but I do love those embossed words, they look fab xxx

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  6. What a little beauty this tag is. I love the soft tones and the gentle shimmer is perfect. The twine (which I don't usually like!) looks gorgeous with the little bell. Wonderful Mel.

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  7. Absolutely beautiful, Mel! I love that whitewashed look, and the embossed lettering looks amazing - as does the silver and black shadow effect on the snowflake. Gorgeous!
    Alison x

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  8. Beautiful and I love the way you've embossed the words on to the edge of the tag too. Elizabeth xx

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  9. Gorgeous tag Mel. All recipients will be delighted come Christmas day to have such a beautiful embellishment to their gift :0) x

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  10. Oh Mel this is brilliant.
    Love the tone in tone and the shimmer and glimmer.
    Outstanding Tag.
    xoxo

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  11. Terrific tag all your pressies will look terrific with one of these on them

    Love Chrissie xx

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  12. wow wow wow...your tag is just stunning mel...love the soft sparkly frosty look...hugs kath xxx

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  13. This is gorgeous, Mel. I love your colour scheme, that natural background is gorgeous. How clever to use the on the edge die for your snowflakes. I've always wondered how to use those!!
    Hugs Lisax

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  14. Hi Mel, fabulous tag. I love the frosty look to it. The blueprints stamps are rather nice. Your Christmas presents are going to look fab under the tree! xx

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  15. Oh your pressies are going to look wonderful Mel..fab tag!..love the colour combo.

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  16. Gorgeous festive tag Mel, Love how you have used the Christmas embossing folder..your gifts are going to look Beautiful...Hugs May x x

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  17. How gorgeous! The muted monochromatic scheme is fabulous! Love the blingy snowflake! Great make!

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  18. Absolutly artistic amazing christmas tag.

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  19. Oh my goodness Mel - this is out of this world gorgeous. I don't know how in the world you come up with such great ideas but this is really grand. Can you tell? I love it.
    sandy

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous! Stunningly beautiful ...
    Thanks for the inspiration :-)
    Best, Suzanne x

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  21. Very pretty, Mel. I love the natural look. Last year all my gifts were wrapped in brown paper & put in mini kraft lunch bags stamped simply with white snowflakes & tied with string. No one wanted to open them!

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  22. Very pretty and such a great winter feel! Love all the frosty goodness in your tag and what a great way to dress up a Christmas gift.

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  23. Mel you do really fabulous tags I love them all. It's the combination of lovely warm colours, a clean professional look, and always the most gorgeous accented piece of colour. The bakers twine and the bell just finish it off so well. It's beautiful and full of shabby chic gorgeousness. Michelle x

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  24. A gorgeous tag Mel, love the combination of colours. your presents are going to look fantastic!

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  25. Hi Mel, the embossing and the picket fence white wash make the tag look stunning but the addition of the sparkly snowflakes really set the tag off beautifully. This is my favourite Christmas stamp set this year although not sure what to do with the Christmas tree yet..... Anne x

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  26. wow, love the colour combo, and the way you have used the embossing folder. I shall show the better half this as she has just bought that stamp set. x

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  27. That's beautiful, and so subtle!

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  28. Just beautiful and I love the subtle colour tones!! Really gorgeous, as always!
    Love Emma xx

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  29. Mel, your work is gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog.. i'll be back to visit again for sure :)

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  30. Gorgeous work, the touch of snowcap across the manila tag gives it a kind of wood look then the embossed words look carved into this, the black and silver snowflake combo looks great too. I love your tag, Alexandra x

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  31. Incredibly gorgeous tag and I am now so tempted with those stamps :D, you are SO inspiring :D! Love the punched in look of the embossing and wonderful colour scheme. I'm having the most wonderful catch up here with your makes :). Chris xx

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  32. LOVE those snowflakes! When I was in Dorset a few months ago, I bought several new stamps with a Christmas theme. Now that I'd need them guess what? I cannot find them! :(
    Love to you!
    xoxo

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...thankyou so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...I hope you like what you see...warm wishes...Mel :)