Once again I you could find me searching for "stuff" on Pinterest. It's such an awesome waste of time!!! LOL I have pinned so much stuff that I know I will never get back to! But I know it's there for inspiration should I ever find it all again! Or remember why I pinned something. Did you ever do that? Look through a catalog or something on the net and mark it and then go back a few days later and wonder what you saw in that item the day you marked it? I do that a lot. It must have been a color or the mood I was in at the time. But most of the stuff I mark I like and remember why I marked it. I just don't remember all the stuff I've marked or pinned!! But today I found this little guy and did the best I could with it. Though I think it could use a bit more finesse.
The original tag can be found here. I like the background on it, it's got a lot more snow falling with all the white. I opted not to add that so I could actually use mine as a to and from tag. I need to find a stamp set with the to and from words in it.
The snowman face was done before I punched it out. I punched out some black pieces of card stock for the eyes and mouth, and also for the buttons. I glued them in place. I was going to use tape but I thought the embossing gun would make the tape melt and slip. After gluing the eyes in place I added the blush (a pink marker) and then the mouth. The nose was punched out too and glued in place. When the glue was dry I wiped the VersaMark pad over the area and I used Iridescent Ice over it all. Now I need to backup just a bit here. I did the face on a piece of white card stock, not on the punched out circle. Once I was done with the Iridescent Ice then I punched it out with a 1-1/4" circle punch. I did the same for the body. I used the Iridescent Ice before punching. I scrapped off some of the Iridescent Ice on the mouth because it looked to shiny and sparkly. So for the buttons, I just added them after embossing. I think if I were to do it different I would have added the mouth and eyes after but then it may have made punching it out more difficult. I am going to make a few more and try different things to see what all works the best.
I taped the two balls together on the back side and added a bit of glue to them to hold them together. I added a few rhinestones around the tag and then I tied a ribbon around the neck and on top of the tag. And that was it. Fun and easy! Oh and cute too!