Holly Tweet tag

best gifts tag Heather Telford

I usually whip up a few Christmas tags at the eleventh hour, simple, quick and nothing like this one. I began with a piece of watercolour paper splattered with masking fluid. The panel was larger than the tag size to give me options when choosing which part of the stamped image to use. I inked the ‘holly tweet’ stamp with with markers and stamped it twice so I would have extra leaves available to cut out. I used a waterbrush to blend the colour  then let it dry before painting blueprint sketch distress stain around the stamped images. Once dry I  removed the masking fluid and die cut it with the large tag die from the ‘Tagged’ set. I stamped a sentiment from ‘Believe’ in black then played around with my extra leaves. I know it probably doesn’t count as fussy cutting but snipping around the holly leaves felt like it to me! I popped some red and white twine behind the extra leaves and attach it all to the tag. To finish it off I threaded two pieces of lace through the top and tied a twine bow to hold it in place.

best gifts tag detail Heather Telford

It’s all about tags on the PB blog this week so drop by there each day to see what the other DT members dreamed up.

Supplies:
Stamps:  Holly Tweet, Believe (PB)
Creative Dies: Tagged (PB)
Inks: Memento teal zeal, cottage ivy, lady bug, rhubarb stalk markers, versafine onyx black (Tsukineko) black soot, stormy sky distress markers, blueprint sketch distress stain(Ranger)
Cardstock: Canson hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: Winsor & Newton masking fluid, red & white twine from Twinery, May arts lace, 

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6 Comments on “Holly Tweet tag”

  1. A lovely tag for a very special present. Gorgeous!

  2. Pat says:

    This is so pretty Heather and love the colours you have used and the extra holly leaves finish it beautifully. This is great for a special gift or added on to a card. Perfect! x

  3. Jan McD says:

    Love your tag!

  4. Rufus says:

    Another gorgeous creation. This would be a gift all by itself!

  5. Lindsey says:

    What a beautiful tag! I agree, ones made in the fall can be beautifully detailed; the last-minute ones, not so much.


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