Good Sunday afternoon. I’ve gotten a late start today. I’m getting ready for the whole inside of my house to be painted and it has been quite a job getting everything down and out of the way. Worst was unloading my china cabinet. I also took Cody, my new puppy to his first day of puppy training. Wow! Seven puppies training all at once was interesting to say the least. LOL! My project is a masculine winter deer scene made using my Essentials by Ellen Concertina Tag, Impression Obsession Brush Tree Line, Deer Snowglobe and Pine Sprig Cluster. I think this three side tag is so cute and made with the deer makes it nice to use for a guy gift. It could also be very cute folded closed and attached to a card front. The tag trio is 6 3/8” x 3 1/4”. Each individual tag is 2 3/8” x 3 1/4”.
I cut the tag twice using white cardstock. I applied Tumbled Glass ink to the first tag using an ink blending tool. to create the sky area. Next I secured the tree line stamp and tag in my full sized MISTI and stamped it twice across the tag to fill in the background. I colored the three deer using Antique Linen and Vintage Photo and a mini applicator. Check out my coloring die cut animals tutorial if you would like to see how I colored the deer.
I cut the bottom off of the second tag to create the snow layer for the scene. I attached it to the tag using double stick tape. I attached the deer in behind the snow layer using rolled up glue dots. I wanted them to stand away from the background for dimension but mounting tape would have had them sticking too far out for such a small scene. I tucked pine sprigs around the deer feet and attached in behind the snow layer using glossy accents. I added tiny 1/16” circles to the sprigs for a touch of color. And yes….I had to have my strongest reader on to even see those little things. The sprigs and red berries don’t really show in the pictures but the little touch of red really does add to the overall scene.
I finished by applying white Embossing Paste to the ground area and then sprinkled with clear Rock Candy glitter before the paste could dry. This was a fun little tag to make and would be easy to recreate with different backgrounds, die cut trees, etc. I just loved the softness of the tree line in behind the deer.
Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great week.
Oh my! This is absolutely gorgeous! Stunning tag.
Afternoon Kittie, As always, this is such a pretty card. I think I can hear the deer breaking twigs as they walk by. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity
I’ve never been much into fancy tags and didn’t think much when I first saw this on the EH site, but you have won me over.
Kittie, this is SOOO GORGEOUS!!! 😉 I LOVE the concertina tag you’ve used! What a treat this card/tag is! AND I know what you mean about cleaning your house out, getting ready for painting… It IS A JOB!!! I do the same thing when I “spring clean!” Your puppy PROBABLY had a GREAT TIME in school today! LOL I’m SURE it was FUN to see all those little puppies jumping around & “learning” all together! 😉
That’s just awesome!! So beautiful!!
Good afternoon kittie, this is awesome I love tags an this is gorgeous. I like how you connected them to make one gorgeous scene. Well done. Have a good weekend. It,s hard when so busy. It is worth it in the end result hang in there………hugs
Très joli tryptique. Beaucoup d’idée dans ce paysage hivernal. Belle et bonne journée !
Beautiful project….I love tags. Can’t remember when I last purchased ready made tags of any kind.
Good luck with the painting today.
What a super idea to do with these tags….would have never thought of this…never get tags.but this is pretty awesome.That’s our Kittie…
so cool, will be a great decoration and Christmas card, love the scene and the sparkle in the snow!