Not sure why, but I have been in a tag making mood lately. Maybe it is because tags generally go on gifts/packages and therefore can be embellished without fear of being charged for all of those "bumps". Sorry, I just get really frustrated with the post office.
But a tag - ahhh - a completely different story. This tag features the new stamp, Christmas Deer. It can be found in the large catalog on page 19, and includes little ornaments and a bird. What I love about it is again, the versatility.
To make this tag, I used the Big Shot and Two Tags Bigz die. I cut 2 Very Vanilla Tags, one of which I only used the bottom portion. That part I embossed and adhered it to the other tag. There may be an easier way but that is how I did it.
Then I burnished (rubbed out) the score line in the middle as much as I could. I used a bone folder for this. I didn't want the crease to show up when I heat embossed the deer and for the most part you can't really see it.
Once I stamped and embossed the deer with Pewter Embossing Powder, I added some speckles with the Color Spritzer Tool and sponged some color around the deer to make it stand out a little. And finally, I added some teeny pearls here and there on the antlers.
Here is a close up of the antlers so you can see the pearls. And by the way, the Pewter Embossing Powder is one of my favorites!My last step was to add a piece of Red Glimmer Paper over the seam and a rosette. Rosettes are perfect for tags and so fun to make! This tag will be saved for a special Christmas gift. Because the back is blank, I can write my To and From on that part of the tag!
Stamps: Christmas Deer, Petite Pairs
Ink: Versamark, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Paper: Soft Suede (Neutrals Stack), Red Glimmer Paper
Other: Big Shot, Two Tags Bigz Die, Delicate Designs emb. folder, Pewter Embossing Powder, Color Spritzer Tool, Sponge, Antique Brad, Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Linen Thread, Vintage Trinkets, Circle Punch, Bone Folder, Basic Pearls
Thanks for stopping. Hope you are having a great weekend so far!