Perfect Timing! Bonnie Peters has designed some really pretty gift tags that you could make this holiday season or any other time of year too. I love how she used my Kelly Creates Stamp sets in ways I would not have imagined!
Kelly Creates Supply List – Patterned Card stock from The Beauty of Brush Lettering Quote pad, Dream Pens(Set 1), Aqua Brushes, Multicolor Fineliners, Tropical and Mandala Stamp sets, Blending kit (palette)
Other Supplies: Paper Trimmer, Stamp Blocks
At Christmas time it’s always fun to give a handmade gift. Another great idea is to make your own cards and gift tags. Here are some tag ideas that you can design with a few stamps and brush pens.
I chose two watercolor patterned sheets from The Beauty of Brush Lettering quote pad.
Feel free to choose stamps that may spark an idea or a colour scheme you like. You can create tags for any season or special occasion too. These are only a few ideas to set you on your way to creating beautiful gift tags.
I used a rotary cutter to cut the tags into rectangles, but you could use scissors or even a paper trimmer. Depending on what style and shape of tag you prefer, you could also use punches for circles if you own one, round corners, and so on. To make 10 tags, I cut the card stock lengthwise in half and then cut 2″ strips.
I pulled out the Kelly Creates stamp sets and chose the palm leaf to give the appearance of pine branches, and the mandalas for the pine cone and snowflakes.
I placed the stamps onto an acrylic stamp block. You can either use the brush pens and apply ink directly onto the stamp, or colour onto the blending palette, and place the stamp into the ink. (If you are applying ink directing from the pen tip onto the stamp, be gentle and use the side of the brush pen so you don’t damage the tips.) Then, stamp the design onto the tag as desired.
For what I thought looked like a pine cone, I used only a segment from the mandala stamp, and for precision’s sake, I inked only that section needed with the brown Aqua Brush.
With a Multicolor Fineliner, I drew a scallop outline on the outer edge to finish off the cone shape.
The mandala stamps reminded me of snowflakes, and who says they have to be blue? Pick the colour that matches the wrap you will be using. Or get busy and stamp white or solid coloured wrapping paper, to match your tags. Kraft paper is fun to stamp for wrapping paper too!
Once again you can ink directly onto the stamp itself, or use the blending palette. Try them both and see which works for you. I added in a few extra fine strokes to embellish, and added in some mini flakes with the Kelly Creates Multicolor Fineliners.
To finish the tags, add your ‘To’ and ‘From’ in the lettering style of choice. Punch a hole and attach a string or ribbon or twine.
Tag…you’re it! Now go create!
Wow, Bonnie, I would not have thought of snowflakes and pine cones with these stamp sets...you’re so creative and innovative!
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