Friday, December 2, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas ...Day 2

Tim had another gorgeous tag today, of course! Here is Tim's tag:
 And here is mine:

Looking at them side by side, I realize that I forgot to distress/ink the bottom border...oh well! I still like the way my tag came out! I started with just a scrap of kraft cardstock (plain old kraft). I stamped the sheet music with a Unity Stamps Music Of My Heart stamp and black Staz-On ink. I then stamped the "Merry Christmas" with a Martha Stewart stamp and Versamark watermark ink, and heat embossed with UTEE. I used a homemade white shimmery water color paint and a foam brush over the whole tag, then allowed it to dry as Tim suggested. I then dripped homemade white shimmer spritz on the tag and dried with my heat gun. I inked the edges of the tag with Martha Stewart Sea Lavendar pigment ink, distressed the edges with my Cutterbee scissors, and then inked the edges of the tag with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I used a border punch from Fiskars and a scrap of cardstock for the bottom border, and painted with my gold paint dabber. I added brushed silver brads that I "distressed" with an ice pick along the bottom. For the reindeer, I die cut a reindeer from cardstock with my Cricut and SCAL, and then I glued a scrap of canvas to it, and used it as a template to cut it out  by hand with my Cutterbee scissors, then distressed it with my fingernail and Tea Dye and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks. I made the little wreath for his neck with a bit of tinsel and a Making Memories metal star, and added a die cut piece of holly  (leftover from yesterday), that I painted with Rock Candy Crackle Paint, brushed the edges with Peeled Paint Distress Stain, and finished off with red rhinestones. The "Memories" plaque is an ancient metal word from DCWV, which I attached with distressed brads.
Now, gotta get to work on my other December projects!


  1. Such a great project to do and this is a gorgeous tag - love anything with deer/reindeer on it!


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