Monday, December 19, 2011

The Deer and the Holly

 I have to start off by telling you that I am in the middle of cleaning my studio... getting all the Christmas put away... and the snow and SPRING are coming out...  So I have to pull some things out of the Christmas bins to make this...  but that is okay... as I really love making tags... and for Simon Says Stamp and Show... it is always fun to create something for this challenge... 
 So with that in mind... lets more ahead... I started off with a tag that I had been cut from textured card stock... it has a slight tooth to it...  so I added some pine boughs from Tim's Letters to Santa Stamp set... and used a white dabber... then I heat dried and used my bundled sage distress ink pad with blender to create the delicate background...  

Okay... I also have to tell you that the holly Martha Stewart frame was sitting on my work table... and so I inked that up... and also stamped with the words from that same stamp set... and then used some of the tissue wrap with glue and seal...  and then rolled the one corner...  

 Using the Tattered floral die cut, I cut some flowers from a piece of kraft Glassine... and then also cut out a holly leaf and branch set.. and colored and created them for the tag... and then used a piece of sticky back canvas and cut the deer...  and also distressed the deer...  

A little tinsel ribbon and a bell and also some words and inking and that deer was ready to go...  all dressed for the holidays... that is for sure.. 
Now I wanted to create a unique area on the tag... so the curled area also served as an area where the holly leaves and flowers could be held... so that is what I did... I also added a lower border of leaves cut from a Martha punch...  

A little seam binding colored with my favorite all time color... Victorian Velvet... and then a trinket pin with a Christmas token... YULETIDE... not many left of them... 

A Tim Tag for sure...  
Hope you have a fun day creating one too... and enter it into the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge... you might win $50 in free shopping... I have a couple of times... and that is really a fun CHORE!!!!    LOL... 
Thanks for stopping by... and have a wonderful day... 
Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie 


  1. Hi Bonnie. I love your Christmas tag!! The reindeer is so cute and I really love your victorian cone with the glassine flowers coming out of it. Just a beautiful design. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  2. Bonnie, this is really beautiful and so detailed. Love the reindeer! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

  3. Gorgeous tag Bonnie! Love the details!

  4. I love what you did with the kraft glassine paper! Looks great!

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