Monday, November 12, 2018

Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day 8

Have you been following Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas?
She's hosting them over at her blog again this year (her 5th and final year!)  and she has invited 12 friends to help her by making tags.
The twelve days are running from November 5 - 16th so we are about two thirds in and I am thrilled to be bringing you my tag for Day 8 today!  
You'll definitely want to check out her blog for all your Christmas/Holiday tag inspiration needs!  AND you can link up YOUR tag!  See details at the end of my post!

Here is my tag.
Gosh, this cute little reindeer and his hooves just make me smile!
My tag is 4 1/2" tall (including the antlers) and 2 1/4" wide.  I used PTI's Tag Sale Die #2 for the base - cutting it out of both white card and birch wrapping paper 
(I purchased the wrapping paper at Pier 1 Imports last Christmas season!).
The deer head and hoves are from Ellen Hutson - Animal Box Toppers Dies (there's also a bear!)  I die cut the pieces out of white card and colored them with Copics.  I put a foam dot under the end of his nose but the bridge is adhered flat to the face between the eyes!
To get more mixed media onto my tag I embossed the antlers and feet with Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture Embossing Powder from Emerald Creek which gives them texture and shine!
This fun sentiment and snowflakes are from a retired Waltzingmouse set - Around Christmas Time.  I stamped To: and From: on the back of the tag.  I added tiny rhinestones to the centers of the snowflake stampings and looped a piece of Maraschino twine through the top of the tag.
Be sure to check out Loll's Day 8 tag which is posted along with my deer tag here on her blog!
We hope you'll create a mixed media tag as well and link it up over at  Stamping with Loll!

 The guidelines for Loll's challenge are that it must be a mixed media Christmas tag (any style/any size) which includes stamping, plus two mixed media elements (techniques or products).

I used Copics, embossing, stamping, twine and rhinestones!
You can find all of the tags I've made for Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas for the past 4 years here!

Stamps:  Around Christmas Time - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  white, True Black, Honey Nut - PTI, birch wrapping paper - Pier 1 Imports (from last Christmas season)
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Copics 100, E34, E37, R29, R59,  Maraschino Bakers Twine - The Twinery, tiny twinkles - Taylored Expressions, Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture Embossing Powder - Emerald Creek, foam dots.


Loll said...

Your reindeer is so fun, Julia!! What a cute way to use him on the tag with the birch paper backing! Great dimension from your shaping and shading. Love the shine and extra texture from the heat embossed antlers and hoofs! Thanks again for being a Guest Designer, Julia!! xx

Mac Mable said...

Your fun tag has brought a huge smile to my face Julia. The mixed media elements look fabulous and love the effect from the beeswax embossing powder. Wonderful tag and love that adorable deer head and hoof die cuts and what you did with it x

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Julie, he's adorable. Every time Your birch background is perfect for this little Deer. I'm off to check him and his buddies out :)

Redanne said...

Julia, the reindeer is just adorable, I love those little hooves! A fabulous tag! I need to check out that die and also the bear... Hugs, Anne xx

Nstiz said...

I had to smile when I saw this tag. That reindeer is something else and love the sentiment. That birch paper looks so dimensional, perfect for this project. Love your tag!

Marcia Hill said...

What a FUN tag Julia...this guy totally makes me smile! I love that birch tree wrapping paper you cool looking and a perfect base for your deer! His shiny antlers are FABULOUS as well as his shiny hoofs! Cute, CUTE tag!! :0)

Denise Bryant said...

Cute as can be! Love the deer!

Bonnie said...

What fun, Julia! I love this deer head and shiny hooves! The birch paper is so perfect with him. Looks like he's peeking out from behind a tree! Love this!

Darnell said...

Your textured and demented reindeer really makes me smile, too, sis! Love those laughing eyes and his hooves are nothing short of amazing! Awesome job using the birch wrapping paper (good eye, there!) as the background and your sediment is perfect!! ❤Hugs, Darnell

Papercraft Boutique said...

This happy reindeer does make me smile, Julia! He's so adorable! You colored/shaded the deer head with Copics so well that it totally looks 3D! The vintage beeswax heat-embossing makes the antlers and feet look hard and shiny! Love the pattern of the wrapping paper background too!
Hideko xx

Linda said...

Your tag is so much fun Julia .... love the cute reindeer xx

nancy littrell said...

Such a fun and creative 3D reindeer tag, Julia. Your tag would be so festive and fun hanging from a Christmas Tree. TFS all your details too. Hugs..Nancy

The Paper Layer said...

Awesome and creative tag! love the deer die.

Susan said...

Such a cute reindeer! What a clever tag!