Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Easy Tags and Easy Cards

I know I have to start early on my holiday tags and cards.  I give away 12 to 16 bags of cards for the holidays to staff I work with and friends I just want to show I care.  That's a lot of cards, so I save almost everything I make to give away as gifts.  Now I have to make the cards and tags that go with the gifts.  I found a new Hero Arts set, Winter Scene, that makes my tags and cards fun.  I started with patterned papers to see how those turned out.  They were fun and I made about 15 so I have my tags all ready to go for my staff at work.
a2z Scrap Winter Scen mixed paper Oct 2015
You can see that you can even use the patterned paper as part of the design.  I also have the matching jar die.  You can see how these would be quick and easy.
a2z Winter Scene 2015

Supplies for Tags: Hero Arts Frame Cuts Jar Frame CutHero Arts Winter Scene, Hero Arts Shadow Ink, Wet Cement Mid-Tone, Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Tuxedo Black Hero Arts Forever Green and Green Hills.  On the patterned tags, I used Memento Tuxedo Black only.  They look more like silhouettes and have a kind of old fashioned feel to them.

WATCH OUT: CARDS BELOW!
Now for some cards.  Where I used black ink on my patterned paper for my elements, on the white paper, you can mix up your colors.  Just stamping the large jar in the set and placing your elements from the set inside creates a fun and easy card.  I used the Hero Arts Shadow Ink, soft sky, for the ground element as well as the snow.  I really like the way these turned out.
a2Z Winter Scene on White Cards Oct 2015

Close-up of two cards below. You can see the snow and ground.  I know the grounds blue, but it seems to fit for me.  I used Memento Rich Cocoa to stamp the deer, Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Shadow Ink, soft sky, for the sentiment, Hero Arts Forever Green and Green Hills for the trees below. 
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I used Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp the jar and sentiment, Hero Arts Soft Sky Hero Arts Shadow Ink and Hero Arts Forever Green, Green Hills for the trees and Red Royal for the house
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Supplies: Winter Tree SceneHero Arts Frame Cuts Jar Frame CutHero Arts Winter Scene, Hero Arts Shadow Ink, Wet Cement Mid-Tone, Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Tuxedo Black Hero Arts Forever Green and Green Hills.

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2 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous Arlene. You have been busy.

~amy~ said...

Oh I love your tags + cards!
Thanks for joining us for the Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking Challenge!