Monday, December 10, 2012

Interactive Christmas Tag

I made this tag for the Magnolicious Highlites challenge. It doubles as a gift card holder. I don't really have any Christmas Magnolia Stamps, so I had to improvise. I used the mini Walter the Moose with the sentiment "Merry Christ-moose". I really like how it turned out. I just wish I had the regular size Walter. I think it may have looked better. The base of the tag is decorative paper from a Christmas paper pack that I have had for years. I cut it using the largest die from a set by Lifestyles Crafts. I cut a piece of dark green cardstock 1/2" bigger than the width of the paper. I then folded it in 1/4" on each side and adhered it in between the two pieces of DP. Using a lighter green cardstock, I cut the largest floral oval die from Spellbinders Nestabilities and mounted it on the front. Walter is stamped, colored with copics and cut out. The rosette was done using the rosette Tim Holtz die. The holly, poinsettias, and gift card holder were cut using the cricut Winter Wonderland cartridge. For the poinsettias, I layered dark green bases cut at 2" and 1 1/2" (two each) I then cut four 2" poinsettia flowers, six 1 1/2" flowers, and two 1" flowers. I layered two 2" and one 1 1/2" for the two bigger flowers and two 1 1/2" and one 1" for the smaller flowers. I used Christmas Red stickles to glitter them up and used yellow stickles for the centers. I used the red stickles on the holly berries and some green glitter glue (not stickles but similar) to the holly leaves and poinsettia leaves. The sentiment was made using microsoft word. I filled it a text box with greed and made the words white. I ran it through the printer twice to make it dark enough. I then used the next to the smallest Lifestyle Craft die to cut it out. The gift holder is outlined with the green glitter glue. I also took a poinsettia stamp and coordinating swirl stamp from the Poinsettia Flourish set by Rubber Stamp Tapestry and used Champaigne Versamark to stamp them all over the tag. I traced the outline with my Gellyroll Stardust Clear pen. I also used the pen to trace the elements on the DP. I punched a hole in the tag and added fiber. Walter is covered with Glossy Accents. I used Bakers Twine to make his bow.

I hope you like my tag. Here are the links to the challenges I entered:


snappy scrappy said...

Pretty tag!Thanks for playing along with us at DCD! Lee-Ann :)

Gro said...

Great Christmas tag. Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town this week.

Hugs :o)

Cathy Lee said...

Darling tag, Annette. Walter is adorable with that bow around his neck. Perfect for the Interactive tag challenge at Magnolia-licious.
Happy Holiday Hugz,
Cathy Lee

cabio's craft corner said...

Sweet tag Annette. Love the great details on this cute tag. Thanks for joining us at the Magnolia-licious :o)

Tracey T said...

A lovely Christmas tag. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Tracey x