There's nothing like digging into a new scrapbook collection, especially when it's Indigo Hills 2, whose predecessor, Indigo Hills, was my most favorite line from PF! Everything in this mix is so inspiring and the colors are incredibly dreamy...I had no trouble at all creating my cards and tags for today's post.
I used the Journaling Spots as the bases for 2 of my 3 tags, and some of the gorgeous papers also came in handy. Given the variety of florals and leaves in the collection, I happily mixed them together to create deep layers of soft images and lines.
Try adding in the wood veneer stickers as a bold background accent. Their deeply saturated colors and foil texture bring a depth to the tag that is missed without them. I used 2 journaling tags over a 3" gold doily, swatch of tulle, and a scrap of Glen paper. The patterned paper shows a very pale touch of gray.
The tag is topped off by leafy blue and coral flowers along the sentiment, which is a big pop of bright yellow! It's almost unexpected but there is just a touch of it in one of the watercolored flowers to the right of it. It's small, but anything more and you'd lose the vitality the happy color injects into the tag.
On the next 2 tags, I exchanged a paper frame for chipboard ones. These doodled pretties are so fun and when paired with the florals from the pink tag and puffy sticker bouquet, this thin scrolled frame takes an elegant turn. Playing upon the minty greens in the floral leaves, I chose the simple wood veneer 'wishes' as my sentiment. Like the yellow from the previous tag, it's just a pop of an unexpected color and that's why it's so noticeable.
Underneath those elements lay another journaling card, gold doily, tulle, and more Glen paper. I love how the slate blues from the journal spot and the paper are opposites of each other--it's such a pretty contrast.
The last tag offers the same shades of moody blue from the patterned papers, which are the reverse side of Glen (the floral) and Eminence (the blue). I didn't use any Journaling cards on this tag, opting for the larger cuts of paper and 2 chipboard frames.
The blue and white paper that serves as the interior for the top frame is Glen again (it's my favorite of all the papers if you couldn't tell!). There are small pops of yellow via puffy sticker florals and larger pops of coral, thanks to the 'hooray' die cut sentiment and brushed florals in the patterned paper. A chipboard heart with delicate flowers and some metallic gold thread complete the tag.
I added gold glittered mini clothespins that I made myself to each tag for an extra touch of sparkle. I love this trio, in part because I so adore everything about Indigo Hills 2. For someone who loves (most) things feminine and floral, this collection delivers without overdoing it. And, again, the colors!!! I could seriously make tags for days with all of this loveliness!
I could make tags for days, but I'd better not. Some cards might be in order here, too!
I'm not much of a fussy cutter, but I wanted to try my hand at it to use some of the watercolored leaves from the wreath design on the Meadow paper. They're nothing short of beautiful and the palette on the card is shades of blue and purple. I added the cut leaves around a cluster of mixed and matched elements.
Just picking and choosing the striped elements like chipboard frames and die cuts, I turned the blue chipboard frame upside down so the stripes from the white piece inside of it were at the opposite end of it. I removed the lavender heart and slid a blue floral polygon die cut underneath. Those are subtle details that might get overlooked, but to me, it makes the ensemble so much sweeter!
A few other details like puffy stickers and a peach sentiment play on the color palette and design. Again here, just a small hint of a color at the other end of the spectrum makes it stand out, and you always want your sentiment to be easy to spot.
The second card is simple, with some purple background paper and gold ruffled crepe paper to set the tone. On top, I added a handful of elements like chipboard and a stunning die cut floral. Simple and quick, but the watercolors and lined flowers make it look anything but boring!
Thanks for stopping by today; I hope you get your hands on Indigo Hills 2 very soon, as you are sure to fall in love!