Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Christmas Deer Tag

**OK, correction- he's a Christmas Deer not a Moose- although he still looks a bit like a moose to me!**

Hello Everyone! Just a quick post today to share a Christmas tag I made over the weekend with another digital stamp I purchased from Zlatoena's Etsy store. When I saw this moose, I immediately fell it love- so many cute Christmas cards and tags floating in my head!

The wonderful thing about digital stamps is that you can resize them to fit your needs or amend the image. Here, I opened the Moose in Photoshop, added text boxes over the labels hanging from his antlers and added the words "Do Not Open", then printed "'Til Christmas" on another sheet. This customizes the image a bit and is super easy to do. After I printed the altered Moose onto Whisper White card stock, I colored him with Copics and cut the image out using a nested label die on my Sizzix machine.

The rest of the tag went together very quickly- the base is a Kraft tag cut with a larger labels die, run through a snowflake embossing folder and sponged with Whisper White craft ink to accent the snowflakes. I added papers from an old stash of Basic Grey "Dasher" and a white strip punched with the Scallop Trim border punch. A jumbo pewter brad was placed through the tag and greeting with my Crop-a-dile (best tool on earth!) and it was finished with some pretty red silk ribbon.

This tag should go on my SIL's presents 'cause she's a cheater!

Hope you're having a great day-90 degrees here in Houston today- bring on the cold front!