Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Four-Sided Tag

I was intrigued by Louise's Tag Tuesday Challenge to use the back of the tag to continue the design. I thought it would be fun to try a  digital hybrid 4 sided tag. It all started in Microsoft Publisher- my go to program for anything digi related. Here's how the tag started out.....
I used a tag template that I had created previously and grouped together 4 of them. Then I added papers from a digital kit, this is Farmers Market by Sande Krieger. (All digital kits were found it at 2 Peas.)  I layered on some Polka Dots from a Hero Arts digital stamp kit. Next I found a Teresa Collins paper with frames that I scanned, then I cropped the design so only one frame was visible. I copied it and placed one on each of the 4 sides of the tag. Then I created 4 text boxes and typed a verse from my morning Bible reading and layered those with the frames. Once everything was sized and positioned correctly I printed this sheet.
Once printed, I trimmed and scored the tag. Then I did some stamping, embossing, distressing and adding simple scrap embellishments. Here's the finished tag.....

The next 4 pictures show the sides in order....



Special thanks to Suzanne Czosek for the crown chipboard piece on side 3. I added color to it with alcohol inks and pearl and copper metallic mixatives. I had a few odd lengths of Hero Arts self adhesive lace ribbon and they were just the right size to dress up the tag. I finished it off with piece of elastic gold cording so it can be hung...possibly on a Christmas tree!

As we are all starting to think about Christmas I thought this verse was appropriate to remind us of the true purpose and meaning of the holiday. Here it is straight from the Lord Himself...
"I have come as a Light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in Me will no longer remain in the dark." John 12:46
Add another passage from the Gospel of John and you get a complete picture:
"For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him." John 3:16-17.
Blessings,
nancy

22 comments:

Barb said...

You never cease to amaze me! What a wonderfully creative tag! Love the pretty colors and all the lovely details! Hugs to you, Nancy!

Suzanne C said...

This is gorgeous! Love your four sided tag and the message is beautiful! I had forgotten about the crown.:)

Lin said...

This is wonderful, Nancy. I am so impressed - you made it look so easy but I wouldn't have the faintest idea how to do that. Wow, just a beautiful project!

Dawn said...

superb idea Nancy. It turned out so awesome.

Simone said...

This is such a great idea Nancy! Beautiful tag :)

Virginia L. said...

You are SOOOO talented, Nancy! I admire your project and all the details in this! Blessings to you!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so so pretty, Nancy! i love the colors you used and the stamping is amazing!

Jacqueline said...

You made this challenge shine as well as the Gospel!! Alot of precious work went into making this beautiful tag creation - it's just beautiful!! Love how you framed the verses too!

Sarah said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful!

Michelle said...

Such a creative design, love that's four sided:-) super super cool Nancy..

Tiffany said...

Oh my - absolutely stunning!! Beautiful work - I am completely inspired now!

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautifully done and Love that it opens!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Nancy, this is gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

This is both beautiful and uplifting. Inspired. You know that the word "inspired" comes from "in the spirit" . . . and he is certainly pointing the way in your creation.

CinnamonSally said...

This is a stunning tag Nancy, such a clever design, I love it.

Linda Robinson said...

What a wonderful tag.. so inspriational..

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

I know absolutely nothing about digital stuff, but I love what you have created here, Nancy. It's gorgeous.

Sharon D. from Canada said...

What a beautiful tag, Nancy! I love the pretty colours you chose!

Terry said...

Such a beautiful tag! Love this!

Hellemor said...

So lovely. Love the tag opens.

Barbara said...

This is really beautiful and I love the message!It is very appropriate at Christmas!!!

ivy said...

what a beautiful tag!