Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Country Christmas with Waltzingmouse!

If you are looking for my Want2Scrap post, click here.

Today I am sharing a tag that is made especially for my sweetie for Christmas.  I used one of my favorite Waltzingmouse Stamps sets, Back in the Saddle, paired with the gorgeous and ornate Very Vintage Labels 18 to make a western themed Christmas tag.  I am excited to enter this in the Waltzingmouse Christmas Tag Challenge too!

Can I get a YEE-HAW!?  I was absolutely tickled to see what I could do to make these stamps a holiday festival of green and red + still keep the country and western vibe swingin'!

Not to be forgotten is the back of this card.  I used the "rootin tootin" sentiment from Back in the Saddle and with a little creative inking, was able to add in the "christmas" from a Tim Holtz stamp set.  I hope Claire will approve ;)  I adore the typography in this western set and delighted in stamping the little "for:" and "from:" in green.  This set has everything!

Clever Claire does it again with the incredible detail stamps included in her labels 18 set to fill in the floral and swirl motifs...more red and green ink for these!  In addition to Waltzingmouse stamps there are the finishing touches made with Scribbles 3D fabric paint and glitter (try them, they have a great fine tip and seemingly less water content so I can get a nice firm line that doesn't seep), tiny craft items (mini bottle brush tree, jingle bell, ribbon, twine, wood button) and my favorite *BLING* and yours, Want2Scrap baby pearl bling in red!!!  They make the most divine holly berries. And at only $1.50 for a 100....well, shoot now, a crafter might stockpile some of these for the holidays
...just sayin'. ;)

Well that's it for today.  I snuck this craft in and must now get crackin' on some to do list items.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a rootin' tootin' holiday season!!

Stamps:  Back in the Saddle and  Very Vintage Labels 18 from Waltzingmouse.  Tim Holtz "merry Christmas"
Bling: Want2Scrap baby pearl bling in red
Paper: Papertrey
Ink: Stampin Up! and colorbox
Dies and die machine: Spellbinders labels 18 and Grand Calibur

Adhesive: Beacon ADhesives Fabri-tac
Craft Supply:mini bottle brush tree, jingle bell, ribbon, twine, wood button, fabric paint writers,
chatterbox rivet



Kelly S. said...

Dana this is the ULTIMATE in cool Christmas tags! I just love how you incorporated the holly branch and the snow with the cowboy image! That sentiment looks like it was MADE that way! And the fancy label and embellishments you chose are a perfect 10! SOOOO awesome and creative!

Pauline said...

Fab Western themed tag, love the holly decoration on the horse, a really fun tag!

Lynn said...

Dana, such a perfect tag for your guy! I love the back of it as much as the front! Fabulous!

Vickie Z said...

WOW....what an excellently (not sure that's a word) creative card!!! All the details transform this stamp into Xmas!!!

Amanda Profumo said...

Oh, how I love this tag... I do live in horse country, you know! You did a fantastic job of adding all those wonderful elements- I especially dig that mini bottle brush tree! So cute!

Julia Aston said...

What a great Western theme tag! love the colors you used to make the ornate frame stamp masculine! The little tree and buttons at the top are perfect!

Vickie Z said...

Congrats.. Enjoy your new WMS stamps!!!

anya said...

I adore this, Dana. The way you used the little flourishes to add color to the tag frame just floored me. The look appeals to me so much, like a yummy vintage find! Super job - enjoy your new goodies!