Well I wanted to play today and this is what I accomplished. This is also a cautionary tale of when not to try stamping. Don't try making anything when you are hungry or tired. This is the fourth attempt at making this tag.
Now to the real info. I very much wanted to join the Caardvarks challenge since the sponsor is JustRite Stampers and the challenge is to make a Christmas tag or mini card. Well since I have to get into the Christmas mood, even though it's hot and muggy, this was perfect for me.
I also had a new set to play with (yes, another Novi show buy, don't nag me). The set is A Merry Little Christmas set and it has 10 borders and centers. I used it with my 2" round stamper and in the outer slot I used letters from the Times New Roman Font Lowercase set for my to and from. This is such a neat set up. I usually just use cheap tags for my gifts but that is going to change this year. Anyway, I stamped it on Beckett Radiance with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics. I added white fun flock to the ball at the top of the Santa hat (using existing supplies so I keep up with my quest to winnow down my stash of STUFF). I colored a white snowflake brad and pop dotted the image onto the Gina K Navy card stock that I had cut out with a Nestabilities 13, then edged it using a Krylon silver leafing pen. I just love the navy and silver combo. I found this red and white polka dotted ribbon in my stash and threaded it through the top and bottom.