Well, it's day two of The Six Tags of Texas! This one is super easy and like all the others, this idea could be made into a card as well as a tag. But for now it's a tag so you'll need a ribbon for the top. I prefer a wide ribbon but it's not always easy to tie so I just threaded the ribbon through the hole and wrapped it with a small piece of wire. It's probably not quite as secure as it would be if you tied it but come on - who's gonna be tuggin' on the ribbon? And if they're a ribbon tugger, they don't deserve a tag!
Here are the various parts. The Texas shape for the background is stamped with Memento's Potter's Clay and just for fun I blotted the same color on top with a strategically wadded up paper towel. Then Rich Cocoa around the edges and colored pencils for the flag and lightly on the Alamo.
An open door is just a snip away with an Exacto knife. Be sure and color the inside of the doors and darken the interior. Add some foam tape for a little dimension. This would also be a great place for a tiny little picture of someone.
No way! Is that really shrink plastic?! Holy crap, it is! You would think that finding some Texas-themed dangly things would be easy but you'd be wrong. Normally I wouldn't be blowing my own horn about shrinkage but Deadbeat Designs stamps look great when shrunk! Stamp with Staz-On and add color with pencils (you have to sand the shrink plastic before coloring) or add color from behind with an alcohol marker. I used a red alcohol pen and stamped the Howdy stamp, punched it with an oval scallop and added some gold around the edges with a paint pen. You can heat shrink plastic in an oven but a heat gun is faster. Of course, there's more of a chance you'll burn yourself with the heat gun but everything is sweetened by risk, right? Go ahead - live on the edge!
I know - a shrink plastic boot! Quite a cliffhanger!