Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Splitcoast Tutorial: Floral Tag Card

This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is a pretty Floral Tag Card - it's a fun and simple layered card that's easy to mass produce! 

WP909 Watercolor Butterfly Garden
D13409 Repeating Blessing
ACLD Spring Ring stencil

I've really had fun with the new Watercolor Butterfly Garden set from Impression Obsession - it has so many elements that can be layered loosely or grouped together for pretty garden scenes. I wanted to play along with the MISTI Monday challenge, so I chose a monochrome theme, and positioned my stamps in my MISTI - to make stamping easy I stamped the base and then lined up my tag on the base to stamp in the same position. I used ColorBox DyeStress inks on this card for the stamping, corner fade, and stenciling - they have a longer dry time, and blend really nicely.

Our tutorial author had a large tag die, but it's really easy to cut a tag - I cut my panel to 3-3/4" x 4-3/4", cut one corner, and then used the offcut to mark the other side.

While I had my stamps out, I stamped a second card in purple to honor a very dear friend who died last week - purple was her favorite color.  She lived large and loved life and her family - so much that she ran into her burning house to save them. She was the strongest woman I've ever known, and I wish I could have sent this card to her. It would have been so true!

The inks on this card are I.O Hybrid inks, and I used the same Spring Ring stencil for the background. So pretty!

Spring Ring

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  1. So sorry for your loss. So heroic, yet so sad! She sounds like she was a very stong woman.

  2. GORGEOUS CARDS, Dina! SUCH A SAD STORY about your friend! It makes my heart ache! I'm SURE your's is aching for the loss! I am SO SORRY you lost someone so precious to you! Did her family survive then? SO TRAGIC! I think many times, we don't realize just how strong we are till the moment arises. HUGS TO YOU DINA!!!

    1. Thank you Becky... I'm still teary. The kids are all fine and now living with their aunt. There were 4 upstairs in the house and they were able to get out a window to the back of the house. The oldest daughter (college age) was not in the house - she and mama were out at a late movie and came as soon as they got word about the fire.

  3. Lovely tribute to your friend, Dina!

  4. Dina I am sorry about your loss. ((hugs)) The world needs more people like her.
    This is a nice design idea and yours are very pretty.