I'm participating in the Peppermint Christmas Tag Swap hosted by the fabulous Elizabeth at Bluebird Papercrafts http://creativebreathing.blogspot.com/ . We had to create 22 3x6 tags using the colors of red, pink, light blue, and light green. It was a challenge to step outside my comfort zone and use PINK!!!
I incorporated a papercrafting technique popular in the UK called "pyramage". It's basically a form of decopogue that layers the image in a pyramid form. There are variations called spiral or twistmage and inverted/tunnel pyramage I'm anxious to try. I included a small card with the layers ready to cut-out and directions with each tag.
I've become HOOKED on the papercrafting mags from the UK. So many new techniques to try and they always come with free gifts like stamps, embossing plates, chipboard pieces and papers.
Working on the cards. I can see why I got a "B" in photography class all those years ago!! It's the camera-LOL
I buy cheap plastic partyware at the dollar store and use them to organize my various "bits and bobs" for my projects. It allows me to put the stuff kind of away when I need to. I have both sectioned ones like this and oval serving platters.
The cards in the upper right are the ones I'm sending along with instructions on the pyramage technique.
Front of the tag-you can see the layers. I actually used NO Christmas papers making these!
Back of the tag!
This is my work desk getting prepared for a Craftapalooza on Friday nite with a dear friend. We are going to be making Christmas ornaments and card toppers so I'm gathering anything Christmas"y" in my stash. This isn't even beginning to scratch the surface of my hoard.
This weekend starts the indoor Christmas decorating extravaganza at the Stone Fence Cottage. Pictures to follow!!
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