Baptism Card

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For our dear friends’ daughter.

The baptism gown the M family uses is actually three gowns layered.  It’s been in my family for four generations and I absolutely love the tradition in it.  I wanted to create a card that reminded me of a baptism gown, mainly the bottom edges.  I went with circles for the texture because my friend D loves polka dots.  The simplicity of the whole card turned out just right.

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12 Tags of Christmas – Tag 10

I am in love with the color scheme and vintage feel of Tim’s tag.

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But I have square and rectangle fragments instead of round and oval so I went another route.

This is one of my favorites for sure, and I’ve already used the technique Tim featured.  Too much fun!

This is the last of my tags this year.  While I did love the last two Tim crafted, I have a big project that will take every ounce of my spare time until Christmas.  I’ll be sure to post pictures when it’s completed!

12 Tags of Christmas – Tag 8

Tim decided to do this tag using elements he really enjoys.  Steampunk!

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I love it!  But rather than try to duplicate each piece, I mimicked the idea:  Making it my own.

Love the gears for a bit of an edge, but the softness in the pearls.  The calendar is a leftover scrap from paper I used in this year’s Christmas cards.  I can’t imagine using the original paper as a full sheet, but cut up and used bit by bit it was perfect.

12 Tags of Christmas – Tag 7

Surprise, surprise, I’m digging the neutrals!

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The ghost-stamping technique is brilliant and I see myself using it again, and again, and again, and again…

I started out loving my tag.  Then added a stamp to the bottom center that WAY too small for the layout and didn’t balance at all.  So I covered it with a rosette.  Not my favorite finished product, but I do like the elements individually.

12 Tags of Christmas – Tag 5

Oo lala! Enough said:

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Who doesn’t love alcohol inks? And, more importantly in my case, Alcohol Ink Blending Solution? 🙂 Yeah, my tag was redone a few times without having to find more usable plastic packaging.  Totally worth the fumes:

This is Mr. M’s favorite so far, simply because he is amazed by the technique.  I have to admit that with every set of bells I scratched off, I did hope I might win the lottery!  Fun fact:  I covered those chipboard numbers in paint dabber and glitter days ago and finally found the perfect use for them.