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Friday, December 12, 2014

TH 12 Tags of 2014 Dec

Created this Tag for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 Dec challenge and it fits other challenges listed below using mostly Tim Holtz products.

Started by recycling a manilla folder to make the Tag base. Used TH Tag die. Used Distress Paint first. Allowed Tag to dry after base coat of Distress Paint. Used Distress Stains. Spritzed Tag with water. Use heat tool to dry. Stamped snowflakes. Used heat tool so stamped snowflakes would not smudge.

Did not have the new TH product frosted plastic so I improvised and used a clear piece of plastic. Embossed the clear piece of plastic with embossing folder to give it a snowfall look. Stapled the embossed plastic to the Tag base.

Do not have the TH block dies so I chose to use only the Th script dies. Cut the words 'winter' 'wishes' out using TH script dies. Used Xyron sticker maker tool to put adhesive on back of the words. Placed the words on plastic embossed layer on Tag.

Cut out greenery using TH die. Added greenery to plastic embossed layer on Tag.

Cut the Prancing Reindeer out of grungeboard. Used paint & TH Distress Inks to color Reindeer. Sanded the Reindeer. Used TH Distress Ink on edges of Reindeer. Did not have the glue Th used so I improvised and used VersaMark ink on Reindeer. Sprinkled glitter on Reindeer. The VersaMark ink acted as a glue for the glitter. Added a wreath, red bow & jingle bell around Reindeer's neck. Added the finished Reindeer to the Tag.

Added ribbon.

There was a lot of detail in creating this & if I left any item out or for additional info you can look at the Tim Holtz site listed in the challenge list for further info.

Hubby was on business trip in Colorado Springs, CO 2 wks ago. As he was driving thru a neighborhood he saw the Buck & Doe in photo below. Hubby was on a main street and the Deer are close to a house.

Supplies List 

adhesive: glue dots
glitter: Recollections Extra Fine Glitter Glitz
ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black  VersaMark
machine: Tim Holtz Vagabond
paint:  acrylic - Americana Light Cinnamon, delta Ceramcoat Light Ivory
paper: manilla folder - recycled 
recycle: clear piece of plastic - did not have frosted plastic sheet
ribbon: 3 Girl Jam - Holly Berry, Mistletoe
stamp: Stampabilities snowflakes
Tim Holtz: 
  die - Holiday Script Words, Prancing Reindeer, Spring Greenery, Tag
  embossing:  Dot Matrix emb folder
  Distress Ink - antique linen, frayed burlap, walnut stain
  Distress Stain - brushed pewter, salty ocean 
  paper - grungeboard, scrap pieces of greens core'dinations cardstock
  tools - sander, stapler 
tool: Xyron sticker machine 

Entering this into the following challenges: 

12/13 Pile It On #49 Anything Goes Christmas/Holidays UE 12/7

12/15 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch130 Winter or Christmas Theme  UE 12/9
12/15 Scrappy Moms Stamps Terr Tues Ch - Tag, You're It  UE 12/9

12/16 Addicted to Stamps Ch125 Photo Insp comb10totch UE 12/10

12/16 Inspiration Destination Anything Goes Ch 11 UE 12/10

12/19 Jos Scrap Shack FFC#69 Happy Holidays 3E(#1) 12/12  
12/19 Suzy Bee's Bloomin Ch #59 ATG w/ a Twist Add Snowflakes UE 12/12

12/21 Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party #45 Christmas UE 11/24

12/25 Stampendous Dec 2014 Ch - Holiday Happiness UE 12/5

12/31 Tim Holtz Tags 12 Tags of 2014 Dec 1E(#) 12/1


  1. Wow - Gorgeous tag, Melissa! Well worth the time!

  2. Oh this is a fabulous tag. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  3. WOW that tag turned out lovely Melissa - nice creation!

  4. Gorgeous tag, I love all the texture and the reindeer with the wreath around his neck! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

  5. What an awesome tag - the reindeer is so cute!

  6. A gorgeous tag; the reindeer looks quite proud sporting his Christmas wreath! The photo of the deer your husband saw: lovely. We live in a small town in Alberta Canada, and often see elk within the town limits. They're big! Deer are around, too, usually on the side of the road between our town and Banff. Beautiful creatures. Thank you for sharing your lovely tag in the ATSM gallery!

  7. This is a GORGEOUS tag Melissa! It screams winter and the reindeer makes it feel magical like Christmas! Thank you for playing in our last challenge of 2014 at Jo's FFC! I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  8. Fabulous Design! So glad you joined the Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge! Be sure to join us this coming week for our Holiday Blitz Challenge!
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  9. Beautiful project. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  10. Beautiful tag! The deer looks fab. Thank you for sharing with ATSM :)

  11. Lovely tag Melissa. Great embellishing too. Thanks for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination.

    Lynn, ID DT

  12. I saw your gorgeous tag as an Honorable Addict over at ATSM and came over to congratulate you! It's really pretty and the deer photo is wonderful! It's a pleasure to meet you and become your newest follower! I'd love to have your visit me and join me, too, if you like. Happy Holidays to you and yours! Hugs, Darnell