Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Marianne Tag Card

My regular blog follwers will have noticed my recent crafty obsession with Marianne's diecuts, and today's card I made for the Marianne Design Challenge blog.  However, it's in Dutch and the translation button doesn't seem to want to work for me so I've had to guess a bit as to the exact nature of the challnge theme!  I think it's for a tag card where the tag is enclosed and pulls out, rather than just being stuck on the front as an embellishment - so that's what I've made and aplogies if I've got it wrong.  I've used a square kraft card as my base but diagonally cut the front then stuck the cut off piece on the back to create a pocket for my tag.  The papers are all from Marianne's Scandinavian Winter block and I've inked the edges of the papers, the card, and the embossed areas of the diecuts with Walnut DI.  I'll give you a list of the dies I used at the end of my post. To finish off I've scattered about some little blue pearls on my front flap (plus a tiny one in the centre of the poinsettia inside).

On the inside I stamped a little text on my postcard tag (from a clear set I got at my local craft store last year) and one of the greetings from Marianne's Stamp Fairy Christmas greetings on the kraft circle, and of course there's already a greeting on the patterned paper.

The circles are cut from LRO141 - double frame, and Nestabilities
Skeleton leaf on front of card from LRO128 - flower fantasy
Large Poinsettia from LRO122 - poinsettia straight
Holly from LRO244 - holly branches
Small Poinsettia from LRO142 - poinsettia miniature

Although the card looks busy, it does in fact fit a regular square envelope as most of the diecuts are glued flat, just the poinsettia on the front that is 3d mounted on foam squares so that will squash down to fit.  Dsepite there not being any stamped image to colour, I had fun making this card - although a slight misshap cutting the red circles and covering up a little white edge with a Copic brown pen on the inside circle led to bleed through on the front .. .. hidden by those holly sprays I hope!

I'm also going to enter my card into the Christmas Stampin' All Year Round challenge as it's an anything goes theme, and the Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge for pearls and flowers.


  1. Gorgeous card love the design and the colours are fabulous. Caroline xxx

  2. what a fabbie card, lovely shape and the colours of the papers are just perfect

  3. Such a stunning fold design and gorgeous flower design on the front!! So elegant!!! I love it! :)

  4. Love this shaped card and am going to try one. Those are fabulous dies and this is so well-designed.

  5. Fabulous card Annie, I too am loving kraft for christmas cards this year. I don't blame you being a little obsessed by Marianne's, there are some yummy dies available - most of them 'must haves' LOL


  6. Je hebt een hele mooie kaart gemaakt, heel leuk model ook.
    Bedankt dat je meedoet aan de challenge.

    MD challenge blog.

  7. Gorgeous with such a unique design!

  8. ooh i can see why you love the die cuts ... just gorgeous
    Lisa x

  9. JUst GORgeous...LOve your colours and design..Thank you soooo much for joining us at CSAYL.

  10. I love Marianne too! And what a stunning creation you have made. I absolutely love the design and the colour choices and all of the wonderful dies. Hugs, Lesley

  11. Oh this is stunning Annie.

  12. Hoi Annie

    Just a gorgeous envelopecard you have made this challenge.
    Thank you for joining us


  13. Beautifull card! Thanks for joining us at MDchallenge!

  14. Very nice card, nice colors.
    Thank you for joining us.

    Mieke, MD Challenge blog

  15. Beautiful card you have created for the challenge in MD Annie.

    Nice that you participate.

    Gr. Thea DT Challenge blog MD


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