Sunday, September 15, 2019

Elegant Gift Tags That Say Thanks!

Hey, Crafty Friends... It's September 15th! 
That means it's time for another challenge at the I am Roses Blog!! And today I made a set of gorgeous gift tags. These would be a great accessory to a wonderful thank you gift. They are simple and elegant but with a pop of color that is striking! 

Let me show you how I created them, keep reading down below.


Supplies Used
Mini Mixed Christmas (I Am Roses)
Soft Green Carnation (I Am Roses)

Other Supplies Used
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Lace Border Dies (Diamond Press)
Thanks a Bunch Stamps (Diamond Press)
Cardstock- White, Kraft (Recollection)
Cardstock- Red, Green (Bazzill)
Versamark Ink Pad (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko)
Clear Embossing Powder (Judikins)
MISTI (My Sweet Petunia)
Buttons (Buttons Galore)
Cutter Bee Scissors (EK Success)
Quick Grip Glue (Beacon)
Hemp Twine
Assorted Rhinestones
Heating Tool
Wooden Skewer (optional)

I started by creating the tag bases. I knew I wanted them to be frilly and eye-catching. 

I cut 2- 2.5"x 6" strips of white cardstock and ran them through my Xyron Sticker Maker. Then die-cut them using an intricate border dies by Diamond Press called Lace Borders.

I die cut the actual tag itself from both Kraft and white cardstock using the largest die from Tim Holtz's Tag Collection die set. 


I trimmed about a quarter-inch off the kraft tag and layered it onto the white tag using my Xyron Mega Runner.

Next, I peeled my lacy borders from their protective film and attached them onto the tag.


I used my MISTI to help me align my sentiments from the Diamond Press Thanks a Bunch stamp set. Once it liked the position I dusted my tag with an anti-static pouch, then inked up my stamp with Versamark ink and stamped directly onto the card.


I sprinkled clear embossing powder over the entire stamped sentiment and heat set it,
 

I set the tag aside. 

Then used Eileen Hull's Leaves, Spring dies to die cut leaves from red cardstock. I used only the top corner stemmed leaf and placed 3 layers of scrap paper on the die and cut them all out at the same time.

I inked the tips of the leaves using Distress Oxide ink in Black soot.


I repeated all the previous steps, this time, I swapped out the red cardstock for green and switched out the lacy flower border to a delicate butterfly border.


I also switched out the sentiment both are great "thank you" sentiments (and both come included in the thanks a bunch set)


And here is where the pop of color comes in...

After attaching the leaves onto the card, I build a little floral arrangement on each. 

I curled the stems of the flowers using a wooden skewer to create little swirly vines. Then attached the flowers onto the tag using a rally strong liquid adhesive.

Then scattered a few rhinestones here and there and attaching them using tiny amounts of more liquid adhesive.


Lastly, I attached a twine bow to each tag topped with a single button.

And here are my finished tags...








I really love how bold these colors look against the kraft and white cardstock. Because I used neutral colors as my base the color I did add really pops!!

I really love how these turned out and I hope you did too!!

Make sure to join in on the fun!! Head on over to the I am Roses Blog to learn more and to enter for your chances to win some amazing prizes

Hope to see your lovely creations soon!!

HAPPY CRAFTING!!
~Mitsyana