Sunday, October 5, 2014

Noel Tim Holtz deer tag


Just popping in today to share a Christmas gift tag.  The deer was die cut (Sizzix) from cardboard and then white crackle (Ranger) was applied.  The edge was distressed using Distress ink in Gathred Twig and Vintage Photo.  (I lightened the photos below so that you can see better details of the crackle.)
Scrap red paper was dry embossed and more Distress ink was applied along the edges the raised areas on the paper.  A crackle background stamp (Recollections) was stamped using black archival ink, dried and Distress ink applied.
The metal letters and leather strip was a dollar store find a few years ago!  I totally forgot I had it.  Glad I find it, though!

How are your Christmas projects going?  Are you ahead of schedule, right on track or do you work better under pressure?  :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a good day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

This tag is entered into the following challenges:
Craftin Desert Divas, AG but a card
Die Cuttin Divas, AG with die
Craft-Dee Bows, AG with a bow
Dies R Us, Gift Tag
613 Avenue Create, AG
Word Art Wednesday, AG
Sweet Stamps, Die Cut
Simon Says Stamp, Finishing touch (the gems on the leather band and bling on the bow)
Scrapyland, AG using a die Brand they sell (Sizzix)


  1. Love the crackling! This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land!

  2. What a FABULOUS holiday tag! Love the crackle effect and the overall design is wonderful! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘GIFT TAGS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  3. Stunning holiday tag - simple and elegant! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge.

  4. Wow!! What a beautiful Christmas Tag!! I love how you have the crackle on the deer and the colors that you used! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #3!!

  5. Kathy Jo - I'm glad you are sharing your project & creativity at 613 Ave C! I love the texture you achieved with the crackle and embossing - and the metal letters and the button[?] on the bow really finish this very elegant tag! Well done!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create Challenge #92 Anything Goes/no twist
    RubberMAD (

  6. This is so gorgeous!! I love the crackle on the deer!! It looks amazing!! The texture is fabulous and the bow is beautiful!! Love this my friend!! And thanks for linking up at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Great tag! Proof positive that some Less really is More! Very nicely crafted! Thanks for hanging this on our front door here at 613 Avenue Create!

    Chana, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

  8. Wow, it looks great! Absolutely beautiful tag. I love the metal mixed with ribbon!

    Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!


  9. This tag is fabulous! It has such wonderful traditional elements, yet it is so modern, too. I love the crackle finish and distressing you did on the deer and it pops so beautifully against that rich red background. And I can't believe you found those metal letters at the dollar store! That has to be the find of the century and they are perfect for the bottom of your tag. Thanks so much for inspiring me to start thinking about Christmas and for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  10. Such a beautiful tag, love the crackle. Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!

  11. Beautiful tag!!! Love all the fun details!!
    Thanks for joining us for the Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party!

    Kimberly :)
    Craftin Desert Divas DT

  12. Don't you love it when you come across treasures like your noel sign and find a wonderful way to use them?! This is lovely, Kathy Jo. That crackle on your die cut is perfect! Thanks for sharing your tag with us at Sweet Stamps this week for our Dies challenge. So happy I was able to come say hi! Have a great week!

  13. Stunning tag, love the detail, thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create, hope to see you again soon
    {613 DT Member}
    Alex x

  14. Oh wow this is AMAZING! Love at first sight! How elegant and stunning. Thanks so much for joining our Gift Tags Challenge at Dies R Us. It's always a delight to see what you share with us!

    gracielliedesign at blogspot com
    Dies R Us DT

  15. This is lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at the Dies R Us Challenge. -Jenny, DRU DT

  16. Love the crackle on the deer simply stunning. thanks so much for joining us at Craft-dee Bowz be sure to check out next months challenge as well. You wont want to miss the inspiration!!


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