Sunday, December 7, 2014

Joyful Reindeer Tag - Day 8

Welcome to Day 8 of the 12 Days of Holiday Inspiration Blog Event brought to you by "The Inspiration Crew"! We’re just a group of online crafty blog friends who love being creative. This time we're doing a 12-day event to provide you with tons of Holiday Inspiration.

We're making crafty projects using products we like and some of us are even offering prizes! Check each blog and the information there for what prizes are being offered and when the winners will be announced on that blog. (I HAVE A VERY IMPORTANT PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE END OF THIS POST!)

At the bottom of this post is a list of all the crafty ladies participating in this event. Be sure to visit all the blogs each day for loads of fun Holiday craft ideas.

I created a festive gift tag that is inspired by Tim Holtz's December tag, and I used techniques to color the deer inspired by Jennifer McGuire's tag for Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags with a Feminine Twist. I'm also entering the tag into the current Simon Says Stamp Holiday Challenge!

Jennifer McGuire's Tag for Ellen Hutson
Tim Holtz's December Tag

I started with a basic manila tag and dabbed Antique Linen Distress Paint over the new Holiday Knit Stencil. Once the stain completely dried I sprayed three colors of Dylusions Sprays: Crushed Grape, Vibrant Turquoise, and Fresh Lime. Once the spray inks dried, the Holiday Knit stencil pattern begins to show through :)

I applied some Faber Castell Whipped Spackle over the Tim Holtz Stripes stencil to add texture. I love how the Whipped Spackle absorbs some of the dye so the spray ink colors subtly show through. I die cut the Mini Reindeer and Mini Snowflakes out of Grungeboard, then painted them with acrylic paint. I used a stencil over the reindeer and lightly rubbed some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to give the pattern. Finally I adhered the dies, added some Stickles and it's all finished!

PRIZES! I NEED TO GET RID OF ALL THIS STUFF IN THAT PHOTO! SOME OF IT CAN BE YOURS! As part of the 12 Days of Holiday Inspiration Event, I will be giving away a SWAG BOX of fun goodies to a lucky commenter! Comment on all 12 days to increase you chance of winning. And I PROMISE it will be PACKED with crafty goodness... I'm in the holiday giving spirit after all! ;)

PRIZE UPDATE! I WILL BE GIVING AWAY TWO (2!) HUGE PRIZE BOXES! Thank you guys for all your sweet comments throughout this event!!!

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  1. Oh my, your tag
    came out beautiful!
    Love the sparkle
    of it!
    Carla from Utah

  2. Wow, this is gorgeous! I really love all the colors and stenciled design. This looks so fresh and contemporary!!

  3. What a beautiful tag with all the sprays and stenciling. The background is wonderful!

  4. A gorgeous tag Rachel, a beautiful background and wonderful techniques - your deer is stunning and fabulous embellishments!!

    Thank you so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  5. this is sooo detailed, how do you do it! I would create such a mess if I tried lol!!!

  6. your reindeer tags are beautiful!!!!

  7. So cute - love the reindeer with the jingle bell.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  8. Rachel, I love your take on Jennifer's tag! The colors are so pretty and I love all of the little details.

  9. I LOVE this tag!!! I think you should do a video on this:) lol

  10. Wow, awesome tag, I agree with others, it was a great lift from Jennifer's and also that a video would have been fun to watch! TFS

  11. I LOVE your adorable little reindeer card! So fresh and modern and I love the bright colors too!