Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tag Tuesday Front and Back

I'm finally back after a technology black-out.... I now have a "new" (hubby's hand-me-down) computer, new paintshop software, email access.... aaah, life is good. :)  Today I'm participating in a *totally fun* challenge over at Kard Krazy.  This week's Tag Tuesday Challenge is to include something on the front of your tag that runs over to the back of it.  Louise has a stunning example - she actually created a scene using two different stamps, both of which are half on the front and half on the back of her tag.  You've really got to see it and read about it to fully appreciate what I'm talkin' 'bout.  I wanted to try the stamp thing, too, and this cute little snowball fight image from Cornish Heritage Farms came to mind right away.  (Keepin' these rascally children apart, LOL!)  So here's the back:
The image is stamped in Adirondack ink, the snowflakes were clear embossed, and then lots of distress inks were applied for the snowy background.  I also split the sentiment, and put "To" and "From" on the front/back. Yes, this is an actual gift tag. :)

Head on over to Kard Krazy and check out all the linkies.... I can see this technique becoming quite addicting!

27 comments:

Netty said...

Such a terrific idea Jean and yours is looking great. Annette x

sweet craf-tea chick said...

what a beautiful beautiful tag!! i looove the blues, so pretty! adorable stamp and love the embossed snowflakes. thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

Terry said...

This is snow fabulous! Love your to on the front and from on the back!

Carolynne said...

Lovely tag, thanks for the peep

xx

Daniele said...

soooo cool, and pretty
hugs

Faye said...

Jean, I don't know why I hadn't thought of tags for Tag Tuesday as Christmas tags. I have got to get busy now and make a bunch. Yours is such an inspiration. I love this idea of two-sided tags and yours is beautiful.

woodandfabric said...

oh my! Such a Beautiful Tag! I love the stamped image you choose and the blue background is gorgeous! Wasn't it a fun challenge?
Michelle

mustavcoffee said...

That's a brilliant idea, love how you've interpreted the concept too, gorgeous:0) xx

Wax Beach Artist said...

Too cute and beautifully done! I love it.

Cindy Adkins said...

This is a gorgeous tag--I love the colors and so clever to put Merry and Christmas on different sides!!!
XO

Joan said...

beautiful tag, love the colours

Suzanne C said...

What a great scene! Love how your tag turned out. Beautiful colors and tag.

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Great idea to use to and from for this Tag Tuesday challenge....looks great!

Lori said...

This is such an interesting challenge, and you've managed it beautifully! Love the stamp you chose, just made for this technique! Love the colors, too! Great idea!

Jacqueline said...

This is beautiful Jean, looks like you nailed it!

ScrappyPam said...

What a fabulous tag! You did a great job with the theme!!

Claudia said...

Wow, your tag is fantastic!!!

Linda Robinson said...

What a wonderful Tag. It turned out beautiful.. Both sides..

Hugs, Linda

Lynn Stevens said...

Hahahahaha I Love the snowball fight!! how clever Jean,
Glad your back, oh no computer problems are NO fun!

Shar said...

Wonderful creations with the cool blue!

Carola Bartz said...

I love this, such a great take on the challenge. I had to giggle when you "seperated" the fighting kids. Wonderful idea!

One4Joy said...

oh, Jean, I think you've 'helped' me find a new challenge! What fun. When I first began stamping, it was tags that I created (cards scared me!). Your Christmas tag is charming and all the blues hues wonderful.

Carol Mae said...

Beautiful tags Jean, You are entered in my giveaway. Thanks and good luck, Carol Mae

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

What a great vintage winter scene you created, Jean. Makes me want to start stamping winter stuff immediately!

One4Joy said...

love this tag, Jean and thank you for inspiring me to participate in the Tag Tuesday.

Those vintage kids are too cute (and another reminder of missing CHF).

Hellemor said...

So beautiful and what a great sceen. Cool.

Holly said...

How cool is this??? Love how you split the one stamp so it is on the front and the back of your tag. Gorgeous!!