Twice in the past few days we’ve had a little snow forecast that failed to materialise. We may see some this evening followed by a lot of rain that will wash it all away. I’m still hopeful for at least a dusting of the white stuff for Christmas Day. Just enough to make it look pretty and festive, but hopefully without needing us to go out and shovel it. The lack of snow did influence today’s project which combines my three favourite greens with a pop of red and gold.
OMBRE CHRISTMAS BASE
I began by using the largest flat-topped die from the Tailor Made Tags Dies set to cut a piece of Thick Basic White Card. Then I used a Blending Brush to cover the whole front surface with Parakeet Party ink. I followed this with a layer of Granny Apple Green ink from the hole end to about 2/3rds down the tag at an angle. Finally I added Shaded Spruce ink from the hole to about 1/3 for a festive ombre effect.
For the sentiment I stamped the pretty “Merry Christmas” from the Brightest Glow Stamp Set in the centre of the tag using Tuxedo Black ink. With that done I threaded some gold cord from the Simply Elegant Trim pack through the hole and tied it in a simple knot.
Next from the Pretty Pillow Box Dies I took the two larger flowers and one of the smaller ones. From a scrap of Real Red Card I cut one small and one large flower. Then I cut one large flower from a scrap of Garden Green Card to play the part of leaves. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue I fixed the larger red flower on top of the green one so the lower leaves peeked between the petals. Then I glued the smaller one on top. Finally I added a small gold pearl from the Festive Pearls pack to the centre of the flower and set it aside.
To complete the design I created a loop from 4″ of Gold & Vanilla 3/8″ Satin Edged Ribbon. Using Tear & Tape Adhesive I fixed the ribbon in the top left corner above the sentiment, Then I added the assembled flower on top with a Stampin’ Dimensional and with that my tag was finished.
For some more Christmas gift tags see these earlier blog posts:
BUNDLE BONUS ENDS SOON – I bought the Brightest Glow Stamp Set as a ‘bundle’ with the Labels Aglow Dies (not used today). This saved me 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included both options below in case you want to explore these for yourself. However please note that although the stamp set and dies will continue to be available at least until the end of April 2023, the bundle discount will end on January 4th.