Friday, December 12, 2014

Some special gift tags

Using the beautiful deer wooden XMAS-456 embellishment from Southern Ridge Trading Co, I made up some gift tags. These are actually atc sized (3.5" x 2.5"). 
The deer is so perfect, I didn't want to add anything to it, but the background is created by swiping victorian velvet distress paint over a manilla tag leaving some areas clear. Then I added picket fence distress stain and the paint acts as a resist.  I added a layer of  distress crackle paint in clear rock candy. Look how gorgeous it is when dry, it highlights the deer beautifully :
I stamped the ground / postmark in baked brown sugar Stampin' Up! ink on top of the crackle paint and added the seam binding which was colored with the victorian velvet distress paint. I mounted the tag onto baked brown sugar card stock and  lightly edged it with Stampendous shabby pink embossing enamel.

I entered them into the Tag Along challenge this week #68 - its all about reindeer :)
Yay, got picked in the top 3 :)

I also used these as ATC's to trade, as part of the OK ATC trade I facilitate :)

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Nikki these are just so beautiful - I love the colours and reindeers - so soft looking!

  2. Your tags are simply GORGEOUS!!! I love the sparkle and the colour looks stunning!!!

  3. great work Nikki, I just love reindeer x

  4. Love your wooden reindeer, Nikki! And, you're right, natural is oftentimes best! Great background, too! Love the stamped detail at the bottom.

  5. Wow, these are gorgeous Nikki ! Love the soft pink backgrounds !
    Corrie x


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