Finally, I got the chance to use one of my new embossing folders from the Sizzix sale :) . An A6 piece of mirror card was embossed with a Texture Fades embossing folder, then coloured with promarkers (I didn't have any of the paints that Tim used). On this occasion, I avoided the letters leaving them silver. If you prefer, you can just colour the whole thing, then remove promarker ink from raised areas with a blending pen and a piece of kitchen roll. At this point, you can grunge it up a bit with some black acrylic paint, but I really like this bright metallic look for Christmas, so just left it "as is".
Another recent purchase was this Mover & Shaker ornament die & the "Joy" insert. They were used to die-cut shrink plastic, which was then shrunk to size.
Both reindeer were also die-cut from shrink plastic and shrunk.
After shrinking, all the plastic pieces were triple heat-embossed with silver embossing powder (the cheap stuff works fine for this). These pieces can also be used as charms if you punch a hole in the plastic before shrinking. Here, the deer are stuck to the tag with Pinflair, and the bauble had a loop of silver thread tied around its neck before attaching to a length of silver ribbon passed through the top of the tag.
Entered for the following challenges:
Cards for Men - "2" (2 reindeer)
Crafty Cardmakers - Heat embossing
Lawnscaping challenge - Tags