Thursday, November 22, 2012

ODBD For the Love of Gift Giving Hop

Before I get to today's ODBD Hop, let me start by wishing all my friends in the United States a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving.  I realize there are always rough patches in our lives each year, but today is a special reminder to look for and be thankful for our blessings.  I have many, but at the top of the list is God, who brings me through the rough patches and shares all my joys, my husband who provides so well and is a constant strength, and my 2 kids who bring me joy each and every day just by being the wonderful young adults God created them to be!!

Now, onto the hop.....

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop.  This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop For the Love of Gift Giving! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for full list of links.  One of the post is a hop hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate.  So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love!  You have until Wednesday, December, 5th at 6 pm.   
This theme can be interpreted in a few ways.  One....you can actually make a gift to give to someone using ODBD stamps.  You can make tags to place on gifts for Christmas, or you can also make gift giving packing possibilities.  Do not forget ornaments and sweet confections as well. 
Enjoy all the beautiful designs featuring For the Love of Gift Giving!

If you've arrived here from Silke's blog, you're on the right track.  So here's how I interpreted the challenge.


I had the privilege of attending a fabulous vintage art retreat two weeks ago (Pasadena, CA), called "A Gilded Life Spellbound Event" , with my dear, and uber talented friend,  Linda Duke, and was greatly inspired!!  Most of the classes involved jewelry making and soldering (way out of my box...lol), but they inspired me to put on "my vintage hat" for this project.  There are quite a bit of details on this tag, and I won't give a lengthy description, so all my supplies will be listed at the bottom.  

What I want to make sure you notice, though, are the two poinsettias.  They are from the Blessed Christmas set and Poinsettia Tag set respectively.  I colored them both with copics and ink distressed them with Spun Sugar Ranger Distress Ink.  They are both layered also with some Halo Silver Mix (Stampendous) added to their centers.

The background (or base) of the tag was diecut with Labels 17 (Spellbinders), and the flourished circle behind the larger poinsettia is from the Spellbinders die set Venetian Motifs.  I added a design element from that die set to the top too, but it's basically covered with embellishments and is hard to see.

I embossed the tag base with a holly embossing folder by Sizzix and brushed some Silver Pearl Ex using Versamark as my Base.



Here you can see the tiny Tag Poinsettia and the charming spray of leaves the image provides.  Oh, btw..the poinsettia images were stamped with Pumice Stone Ranger Distress Ink.



Here's a close up of the banner running across the tag.  The sentiment, from the Blessed Christmas set, was embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.

That about sums up all the major stamping details of this tag.  The embellishments will all be listed below.

Next up on the hop is the sweet and talented Betty!!!

Here are the ODBD sets I used:




Happy Thanksgiving my friends!!

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Stamps:  Blessed Christmas and Poinsettia Tag (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper:  White (EP), Double-Sided Adhesive Chipboard (QuicKutz), Romance Novel (Prima)
Ink:  Pumice Stone and Spun Sugar (Ranger Distress), Versamark
Accessories:  Labels 17 and Venetian Motifs dies (Spellbinders), Wavy Border Punch (EK Success ~ Rosette), Wow Chunky White Glitter (American Crafts ~ around Tag Border), Halo Silver Mix (Stampendous ~ Poinsettia center), Opaque Micro Fine White Glitter (Glitter Ritz ~ Ventian Motif), Crystal Glitter (Poinsettias and Rosette), , Silver Embossing Powder (SU!), Wrinkled Ribbon, Antique Mistletoe (Prima), Vintage Button, Ivory Crushed Velvet, Lace, Extra Large Eyelet (We R Memory Keepers), Vintage Cording, Pebbles (Prima), Pearl Beaded Garland (Hobby Lobby), Quickie Glue Pen

52 comments:

Caroline said...

WOW this is stunning. Caroline xxx

Divinity said...

very pretty!!!! beautiful details to it. :)

hugs, divinity

nwilliams6 said...

OM - this is soooo pretty. I don't know what gorgeous thing you have on here that I like best - just too many special things! This is one of the prettiest things I have seen in a long time.

Silke Ledlow said...

Tosh, WOW...your gift is amazing! I love every detail!
I hope you have my address...LOL...?!?! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Happy Belated Birthday!!! Hugs, ~S~

Anonymous said...

Your tag is just lovely! I don't often leave comments but just had to say thank you for sharing your beautiful creation. J
ps I'm from Canada so we had Thanksgiving already in Oct. Is yours now?

Sparkly Engineer said...

I am at a loss for words. This is just over the top with workmanship and beauty.

Lucy said...

This is so gorgeous! You obviously learned some great techniques in your class:) I love those poinsettias! I am a fairly new stamper, so I don't think of cutting out and layering my stamped images. Thanks for sharing!

Deborah Saaranen said...

My, my, MY!!! Love this over the top gorgeous design Tosh! Beautiful subtle colors with the lovely bling!

Deborah Saaranen said...

My, my, MY!!! Love this over the top gorgeous design Tosh! Beautiful subtle colors with the lovely bling!

Carol H. said...

Oh my, how beautiful! You have a great talent!

Pattie J. said...

What a gorgeous vintage tag. So gorgeous you have to keep it, love all the embellishments and that special sentiment to go with the joy and love.....Happy Thanksgiving...

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Wow, Wow, Wow! This is incredible! I absolutely love your poinsettias stamped in the Pumice Stone ink. The pellbinders the jewels, it is ALL Wow!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh my word, Tosh! My jaw is still on the floor! Such a stunning creative masterpiece!

Julia said...

My jaw has dropped to the floor in awe of this gorgeous creation Tosh. All the beautiful elements, flowers,tags,rhinestones,pearls and such you have incorporated on this tag are fabulous. You are truly talented.

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Tosh! This is absolutely stunning! I own the Blessed Christmas set and it has never even occurred to me to cut out the poinsettia the way you have here! I will definitely be trying this technique! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous vintage tag - my favorite kind :)

Linda Carson said...

WOW! What an exquisite tag! I'm in awe!

Nan G said...

Wow! Stunning tag. So much detail to this.

Kathy Jones said...

*GASP* OH MY WORD - this is exquisite Tosh!!!!

Grace said...

OMgoodness Tosh!!!!! I'm just breathless over here!!! What a gorgeous collage tag!!! I must case this... love how you have tucked in the poinsettia tag along with the bigger one! LOVE!!!!!

Scrapmaniac 247 said...

This is so totally beautiful, you sure put those classes to good use!! I am green with envy for being able to attend spellbound.

Sue D said...

Gorgeous tag--I like all the special details.

momandmec said...

What a work of art! so much work and done so beautifully!

Cheryl said...

I'm speechless! What an absolutely stunning piece this is.

Stamping Buddies said...

Tag? I would call this the whole gift. This is so elegant it should be hung right on the front of the tree.

Tracie said...

Wow - beautiful. You're also a very good photographer -so awesome!

Stephanie said...

There are sooo many details on this tag. What beautiful colors and I love all the bling. The way you did the poinsettias is fantastic!

Caryn S said...

Wow this is incredible attention to detail! Love the poinsettias, I can only imagine how long that must have taken alone! Love how you distressed with the Spun Sugar too.

Sonia said...

Such a beautiful tag! It is a gift all by itself.

pinkkarin said...

Perfection! Thank you for sharing your talent.

Kris B said...

Gorgeous work of art! Breathtaking!!TFS

Karen said...

Looks like it was dipped in sugar - so nice and sparkly!
Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

Mary Gillmarten said...

Tosh, your tag is beautiful, I love all the bits and pieces. Your gratitude for your family is also beautiful, thanks for sharing that with us.

Christine said...

So befitting of the Sugar Plum Fairy! I love the delicate and shimmery details and the reminder that we should adore Him!

Jan Castle said...

Really beautiful project Tosha!!! Vintage and elegant!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

scrappingnana said...

Wow, what a gorgeous tag. Love the beautiful poinsettias and all your elegant details. TFS

Magi said...

I love the Victorian feel of this tag, Tosha! Imagine this adorning a package all wrapped in silver paper!! Absolutely breathtaking! Blessings to you and yours . . . Hugs, Magi Duncan

E. Marie said...

This is absolutely stunning. So decorative and elegant. I love it.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my Tosh this is absolutely Gorgeous, such lovely job on the flowers and beautiful embellishing!

Anita Braddock said...

wow this is the most Beautiful Tag I have seen the layering and the elements are Amazing. the bling and sparkle is Awesome thanks for sharing.

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Patty said...

OMG...I would never be able to create anything so stunning!! I am in awe!!

Betty Wright said...

WHOA! Absolutely scrumptious! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! creation Tosh! LOVE IT!

Linda is a sweetheart! I have had the opportunity to speak with her on the phone! She is beautiful inside and out!

Anonymous said...

WOW, your tag is so gorgeous. All the detail is stunning. Beautiful!!!!

Margie F.

seamom said...

Oh my! I am in awe of those who are able to include so many elements so beautifully! A soft and beautiful work of art.

Kelley said...

It is rare, but I am utterly speechless at this most gorgeous creation!! WOW!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow so many pretty layers. Great card.

Anonymous said...

Love all the special details, simply wonderful! Linda Rad

tammy said...

Tosh!!
I had to peruse or browse through the hop last week because I didn't have time to actually comment and your project was so used for inspiration on my last project!! (yes in a round about way---but ...) this tag left such an impression upon me---WOWZERS!!!

http://www.urbeyondmeasure.com/1/post/2012/11/thank-you-celebration.html

this is sooooo beautiful!! Thank you so very much for sharing and shining for Christ!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Sherry said...

WOW!!! so gorgeous!!! love it!!!

Kinky Bella said...

Geez Louuweeez! Stunning! Very vintage, I wouldn't use it because it is so AWESOME! I would put it in a display box to show it off....

Anonymous said...

This tag is so beautiful it hurts! dona v.

Linda B. said...

This is not a card.....it's a gift!

 
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