I love the rich colour and impact of these gift tags! I’m sure they’ll catch the recipient’s eye from under the tree very effectively 🙂
I cut out all the pieces for the trees from watercolour cardstock and handpainted each piece with Ken Oliver ColorBurst watercolor powders. It sounds like a lot, but it probably took a couple of hours to get through all the pieces.
I tried to make the colour darker towards the top of each piece to give shadows and depth. I simply coloured the tree stump with a brown copic marker (E57). I used thin double sided adhesive to put the tree pieces together, just a thin strip at the top of each piece, plus I glued the tree stump to the bottom.
The tags were heat embossed using the Hero Arts Candy Stripe Background Stamp – white heat embossed on the white tag and clear heat embossed on the red tag.
I glued the trees down onto the tag, with the tree stump aligned to the bottom of the tag. I left the very top of the tree unstuck, so I had room to add ribbon later.
I cut Vellum strips at 3/4″ to stretch across the tree centre and stuck down on the back with thin double sided adhesive. You can leave that part visible, or add a gift card pocket to the back which hides that bit to some extent.
I cut the MFT Joy die out of both gold mirror cardstock and scrap and glued two layers together. I wanted just a little dimension on the die cut as I felt it just looked better.
For the red tag, a black 3/4″ strip was cut and the sentiment white heat embossed and simply glued down onto the tree.
I decorated the trees with gems from Pretty Pink Posh – bright colours for the white tag plus a gold star, and iridescent gems and pearls for the red version. The tree on the white tag has a star cut from the mirror gold cardstock on top. Gold and green ribbon added to the top finishes these tags off nicely.
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