Friday, 22 November 2013

Christmas tag .....

.... Hello again!  I'm back with a submission for Challenge 3 at the Waltzingmouse Pajama Party.  Claire wants us to make a Christmas tag for her - something that will appeal specifically to her.  So here's my tag - I had such fun making it:

Christmas Tag - Photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Nutcracker Sweet, Victorian Frippery; My Favourite Things - Sheet Music Background
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Sahara Sand, Real Red, Old Olive; Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Stampeddler Plus Memories - Six Blind Mice
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Sahara Sand; SU DP - Real Red; SU Ribbon - Real Red; Copics - G21, G46, FYG2, R17, FYG1; Clear Embossing Powder; Black Card; SU Marker - Basic Black; Gems; White Ribbon

I used the sketch from Mojo Monday - MOJO320 for the layout, adapting it slightly for the tag.  And the theme is from the current Merry Monday - MM#84 which is to feature a Christmas tree and some bling. 




I made the tag base from white card and stamped the sheet music background in a soft neutral colour.  I added a strip of red paper, trimming to fit the tag shape.  I stamped the tree onto some scrap white card, embossed it with clear powder, coloured with Copics and then cut it out.  I made the mat layer from Sahara Sand and white card, adding a red ribbon on which to ground the Christmas tree.  I adhered a few gems and attached the tree with dimensional tape.  I finished the front of the tag with a cute little mouse (attached with dimensional tape) - especially for our chief Mouseketeer - Claire Brennan!  The mouse is from a die set produced by my local craft shop - Stampeddler.  Over the Halloween period there were hundreds of these little mice all over the shop!  There are six dies in the set, three large mice (the ones they used in the shop) and three smaller mice exactly the right size for a Christmas tag!!!

I kept the reverse of the tag really simple.  I stamped some elegant lines in Sahara Sand and added some words in red.  I finished this side with a tiny Christmas wreath at the top of the tag.  I added the ribbon by cutting a small slit in the top of the tag, threaded the chiffon ribbon through and tied it with some more red ribbon.

Christmas Tag Reverse - Photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Oh, by the way, I should say that this is a scheduled post.  That's all for now! 

11 comments:

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful my dear!!! And I love how you made it specifically with our sweet Claire in mind!!!! Gorgeous details! I love it!!!!!

artful-notions said...

Beautiful, beautiful tag! Both sides! Wow. Cute mouse too!

Sue W said...

You've a very busy blog hostess Deborah...full of Christmas goodness! Love your tag I'm sure Claire will too!

Claire said...

So pretty Deborah - love how you've cut off the corner...it just gives it that extra bit of gorgeousness!

Kelly S. said...

Oh how I love that tree, Deborah! I have this set out on my table just because I was missing it, and your tag is making me want to abandon the paperwork I am supposed to be doing right NOW, hee! It' so beautiful colored and "flourished" that way, with those festive angled papers! Methinks that Claire will especially love that wee Waltzingmouse at the bottom, squeal!!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Deborah. Your tree is so sweet with the hearts ... and the rhinestones add lots of sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Julia Aston said...

Oh, ho, ho! I think we may have a winner with the cute little mousey on your tag Deborah! love the back stampings too!

JoAnn said...

This is just adorable. Love the cute tree and the mouse is a great touch - "not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse."

Bonnie said...

Oh, Deborah, what a beautiful tag! I love that pretty Christmas tree! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

LeAnne said...

How sweet...a cute tree and look at that little mouse! How fun! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Merry Monday challenge!

Karren said...

Fantastic tag! That tree is just gorgeous and I love how you've blinged it up! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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