I started by die-cutting a tag out of some vintage newsprint cardstock (using Tim Holtz's Tag and Bookplates die). I then die cut some wax paper using Tim's Townscape On the Edge die. I followed Anna-Karin's directions and ironed the wax paper die cut onto my tag (thus transfering wax on to the tag in the shape of the townscape).
In the sky above my not-so-sleepy little town, I used Distress Embossing Ink to stamp Santa and his sleigh. I embossed the image with American Crafts ZING embossing powder in Brown Sugar. This really looked boring, so I grabbed all my glitter, paint, alcohol ink, and gel pens and went to work coloring over some of the embossed image. I think it turned out pretty great. I added some tiny paint dots and tiny star embellishments to create a starry sky for Santa.
On another piece of vintage script pattern paper, I stamped a small Christmas tree with Pine Needles Distress Ink. I then clear embossed the tree. I fussy cut the tree and edged it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I added some gem embellishments for lights and another star gem on top. The tree was adhered with to the tag with a foam adhesive square.
Finally I cut out a banner from the left over vintage newsprint pattern paper and gave it a paint wash using Antique Linen Distress Paint. I stamped it with Santa's "Merry Christmas to All" salutation. This was edged with Barn Door Distress Paint and added to the tag using more adhesive foam squares. The tag was topped with a candy cane ribbon bow and voila ... I have another Christmas tag!! I'm leaving you with another shot of the completed tag (this one without all the glitter glare :)). One more Christmas tag completed ... and now "to all a Good Night!" -- Mary Elizabeth