Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle April Blog Hop ~~Anything But A Card


Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's April Blog Hop! If you hopped over here by way of Anne than you are in the right place. Otherwise, you may want to start at the beginning to be eligible for the prizes. 

So Easter has come and gone already. Most everyone seems to be on Spring Break. And Spring is definitely making its presence known! Yay! I love spring with all the new blooms, leaves sprouting, so pretty. 

This month's theme is Anything But a Card...for this hop I made a tag. Seems like tags are "in" right now so I thought I would create a nice spring themed one. 


I used a #8 size craft tag. Painted a layer of white gesso over the tag. Than blended distress inks over that. Embossed some flower stamps and small leaves. Used bubble wrap to add more texture onto the tag. The large flower was stamped on vellum. For complete instructions and products used, click here

(close-up of the tag)


Here you can really see the shine from the embossing powders. 



This blog hop will run from April 4-7 so plenty of time to get through all of the Design Team's blogs. Make sure to leave a comment on everyone's posts to be eligible to win some great prizes. Three of which are "hidden" on various blogs, even we don't know which  one it is. Next up is Karin

Have Fun!!

49 comments:

  1. Very pretty, Gita! I love the soft, Spring colors. The flower is lovely!

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  2. This is a gorgeous tag! Love the stamping on vellum-I will need to try that! :)

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  3. Fabulous tag, love the colors that you used especially the embossing powders!

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  4. Love your flower cut out with a button center and the collage stamping!

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  5. Your gift tag is so bright and cheery. Perfect for the spring season we are supposed to be in right now. Can't wait to read your instructions. I want to try this look. It's so pretty!!

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  6. Great colors on this! I bet it looks so sparkly and even more colorful in person! Definitely bright and "springy" - really great tag Gita!

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  7. Gorgeous colors! Perfect spring tag and nice embellishments too.

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  8. A beautiful tag with wonderful sparkle and shimmer, Brigita! Lovely colors, too.

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  9. So pretty! Hope you will stop by and link up at Craftin Desert Divas "Button" Linky Party.


    Tara
    www.craftindesertdivas.com

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  10. Brigita, I love the way that you had incorporate vellum into the tag. I will have to give it a try? Gorgeous tag!!

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  11. It really looks like a spring. Love the shine of the embossed flowers and your vellum flower too. So gorgeous tag.
    Eret xx

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  12. So PRETTY! Love the beautiful spring colors and the shine added by embossing the lovely flowers makes it extra special!

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  13. Pretty Tag. Love all the sparkle.

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  14. What a gorgeous springy tag! Love the mottled colors with the pop from the embossing powders. Great look!

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  15. Love your tag! The colors are so soft and pretty looking and how fun to attach your sentiment with a safety pin.

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  16. lovely color combinations on this tag

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  17. what a really pretty tag it really does look like spring is coming with the lovely colours you have used. love the large flower
    Ria

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  18. Lovely tag. I love all the textures and colors. The vellum flower is also perfect.

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  19. Nice and springy. Love the colors and textures. Great job.

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  20. Really pretty tag. Love what you did. You've given me some ideas for my daughter's upcoming wedding.

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  21. Really cute tags. Great idea instead of a full card!(that you know won't be appreciated!) TFS

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  22. I love those pretty colours! Lovely tag. xxx Keren

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  23. Tags are always fun. Yours is so pretty.

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  24. What a gorgeous tag. Love your colors and those images you chose to design it. I love it.

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  25. I like how shiny your flowers are. They really stand out. GREAT job.

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  26. I always like tags but have a hard time planning what to put on them. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. What a beautiful, colorful, special gift tag. I especially like the lace down the side holding the sentiment.

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  28. I like your dimensional flower. What a nice bit of 3D

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  29. Gita, you just made a follower out of me. Love this tag and the care you took in designing it. Beautiful job. Noticed the lovely picture of your mom in the side panel. What a beautiful lady.

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  30. Wow Gorgeous Tag the details and the colors are Beautiful thanks for sharing.

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  31. Awesome tags Brigita luv the spring theme my favorite time of year. Thanks for Sharing.

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  32. I did not know you could stamp on vellum. How pretty!

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  33. very pretty colors! Tags are very popular these days.

    Joanie B

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  34. So beautiful and love the vellum!!

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  35. What a soft looking beautiful tag. I love it.
    Candy Meyers

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  36. Great colors! The flower on the velum, great touch - soft and light. Very 'springy.'

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  37. Very pretty Spring colors, and some sparkle as well.

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  38. that is the prettiest tag I've ever seen! I love the use of lace on the side. Sweet, sweet
    Linda Gibb

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  39. Great tag love the lace and tag on your tag, became a follower.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

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  40. Clever idea! I would use this as a bookmark TFS
    Kim

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  41. So bright and springy! Love this tag. Great inspiration to make more tags. Thank you for sharing.

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  42. Your tag is so lovely. Love how you used the gesso and stains on the background. The vellum flower and lace are the perfect embellishment for these sweet tag.

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  43. Beautiful way you gave the tag dimension using the different techniques. Bubble wrap, I'd never would have guessed it looking at the tag, but I think next time I get some I won't pop all the, "bubbles", I'll save some for this project. Thanks for the idea!

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  44. Beautiful tag! Love your beautiful color combinations and the different techniques and embellishments that you used to create such a great tag.

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  45. This is absolutely gorgeous!! The texture is so fabulous!! The techniques you used look amazing!! What a beautiful tag!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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