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