I wanted to give a little token of appreciation to two coworkers who help me sell my handmade cards at the Quebec City office, so I made the following packaging for them. Both tags were inspired from projects I saw on Pinterest and adapted to tags. The nice kraft wrapping paper was found in the dollar bin at the M store.
After unwapping her gift, my coworker kept the little note I had written for her and gave me back the tag, thinking I could recycle it into something else. And sure enough, it was sitting on my desk so today, when I looked at online challenges, I decided to include it on a card. I wasn't sure what to make for the card background. I was thinking black patterned paper and I was out of the stripes patterned I had in mind, so I was about to heat emboss a pattern on black cardstock when my eye caught the washi tape Stampin' Royalty challenge #310 and I remembered I had a bunch of black and gold washi tapes! That worked out pretty well, creating a striped background that was muted enough to not compete with the tag.
I went even further with my recycling as I had a black baker's twine piece with a black safety pin that I had kept from a coat I bought earlier this fall. It was sitting on my desk and I thought it would match my black, gold and white theme nicely. I used the safety pin to hang a wooden snowflake (Snowflake Elements) from.
When I finished the card, I debated whether to add a sentiment or leave it blank. It felt a little bare, so I drew inspiration from the Pals Paper Arts challenge #281 and added a sentiment from the Six Sayings hostess stamp set (get it while you can! It's a great set and it's retiring with the Holidays catalogue on January 4th). A piece of Gold Metallic Foil Doily was added underneath.
I also played with the Paper Craft Crew Card Challenge #175. It's a tic tac toe grid this week and I used a deer, my favorite holiday colour (gold!) and a Christmas Theme.
Stamps: Six souhaits (Six Sayings)
Cardstock: Basic Black, Thick Whisper White
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Accessories: Designer Washi Tape, Gold Organza Ribbon, Black Baker's Twine,
Safety Pin, Snowflake Elements, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Stag Trio Dies (W Plus 9),
Stampin' Dimensionals, Metallic Foil Doilies, Star Framelits Dies, Chevron Embossing Folder,
White Square Envelope