Tis the season for gift tags!
I absolutely love designing and making these mini works of art.
This gift tag was attached to a pair of treat filled Christmas socks for a gift exchange party with a great group of friends. Yes, we had a Christmas Party this past weekend and it totally got my in mood for Christmas.
Here is my finished tag ~
I started by cutting out my tag in kraft cardstock and my blue base from Ranger Distress cardstock.
I started with the blue distress cardstock - I applied embossing ink to one side of my chevron embossing folder & embossed the cardstock. Next I sprinkled Weathered White Antiquities Embossing Powder (Ranger Ink) over the embossed cardstock and tapped off the excess.
Before I heat embossed the powder I rubbed the powder off the raised parts and in various spots around the edge.
I distressed the edges and applied some Walnut Stain Distress Ink to 'dirty' it up a bit.
To create my focal image. I first started by cutting out the Dashing Deer die cut from kraft cardstock.
I used a sponge to apply white acrylic paint to the Halftone background stamp from Stampers Anonymous and laid the die cut down on the stamp.
I laid a piece of copy paper over the die and stamp and gently applied pressure. I love the random pattern it made on the die cut.
I made sure the paint was completely dry before covering the die cut with Gathered Twigs Distress Stain. (Sorry - I forgot to get a photo of this step)
For the tag base I applied Ground Espresso Distress Ink over the entire tag, spritzed some water and made sure to dry it completely with my heat gun.
I took some ephemera pieces from the Festive pack and added some Vintage Distress Collage Medium over all them. When this dried I applied some Crazing Medium as well.
I applied some Crazing Medium to the die cut word 'SNOW' as well. I just love those tiny cracks!
I finished off my Dashing Deer die cut by adding some lines with my Dylusion Paint Pen. It really helped define the edge. I brown sequin for the deer's nose was perfect for a small bit of bling.
There you have it - my finished tag for a pair of treat filled Christmas socks.