This week our challenge is brought to us by our Senior Trendsetters. The week before release week there will be a TSG (Again!) week where we will be featuring cards/projects/tip sheets/etc. on the TSG Blog that use our fabulous older TSG stamp sets. This week the challenge is to create a card or project with the following recipe: A snowflake and a bird (it must have both images), and at least one kind of ribbon or a button.
Okay- I am relatively new to TSG and so I don't have these older sets that the Senior Trendsetters are using, but I played along anyway, making a fun a fun Christmas tag using No Peeking (sorry, currently out of stock) from the last release. I used the partridge and the snowflake from the set!
I stamped the snowflakes in white craft ink, and inked the edges of the crumb cake cs triangle and embossed using iridescent ice powder (SU). The crumb cake and olive 'tree' tag base were cut using TCP's Pennant Cutup die. The tree was cut from chocolate chip cs using MFT's tree dienamic. I inked the tops of the branches to look like snow and I applied stickles to the ground and sprinkled chunky glitter (SU) on top. The bird was stamped on crumb cake cs and coloured with copics, spica being added to the beak and leaves in buttermilk and mint. A big red SU button was threaded with hemp twine and adhered, and the ribbon (SU) at the top of the tag was threaded through a large eyelet (SU) and tied with more hemp twine. Behind the green layer of CS, I added 2 layers of thicker kraft paper (the kind that comes behind your paper packs- keep that stuff!) to make it more sturdy for adding to a prezzie:)
I love the way the triangle-tree shaped tag looks, so you can bet I'll be using this idea again real soon!
To be eligible for the giveaway, you are to create a card using the recipe, and then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of this challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (November 21st). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!
By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the look out to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)
You do not need to have a blog to be able to participate in the TSG Challenges! You can simply add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG130 so we can check out your beautiful work!
Need some inspiration to help you get started? Check out these great cards made by the following Trendsetters!