I must say I loved her tag so much that I tried to recreate it using all of her wonderful ideas.
I started with stamping my tag with a music stamp in brown. I loved the technique used for Challenge TAG #8 by first dry embossing my tag with a poinsettia texture fade folder, stamping a holly stamp over it, and heat embossing with clear EP. Then I began to add the color at the top using a combination of Brushed Pewter and Broken China. As I moved towards the bottom, I switched to Tarnished Brass and Vintage Photo mixed together. I spritzed the entire card with Perfect Pearls Biscotti. The tag was glistening with beautiful color and the holly leaves were peeking out from underneath the color.
I cut the trees using Tim Holtz Mini Pine tree and Holly Set. These baby trees are precious and the perfect size for the small tags I use. The trees were cut out of heavy CS and then embossed times 3 with white EP. Next, I cut the deer from Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight. I embossed the deer times 3 using gold EP. This is where I ran into problems. When glittering my deer, as did FJ, I could not get the glitter to stick. I tried several times using Glossy Accents, Martha Stewart glitter glue, and then tried some old fashioned Elmer's clear glue. The glitter just fell off. Any help or tips on glittering would be very much appreciated.
To the top of the tag, I added an oval done in the same technique of stamp, clear emboss, and then DI (Vintage Photo) over the top. As FJ inspired, I embellished with blue glitter snowflakes.
I added a title block to the bottom embossing the sentiment with black EP and then coloring the plaque with Broken China and Vintage Photo DI. The plaque was attached with brads.
Thanks to FJ for the inspiration tag. I loved it this week and hope my interpretation does it justice (except for the disastrous glittering). I'm thinking I need a different type of glitter which cannot be purchased in any store here in Oklahoma, but CAN BE purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Please visit the boutique. You will be happy.