Today’s project was supposed to be a quick gift tag using one of the ornament images from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set. In the end it took me a lot longer than I’d planned as I decided to stop and take a photograph at every stage. So with an unusually photograph heavy blog post, here’s my finished project.
TAKE ONE ORNAMENT
So I started today’s project with one of the larger ornament images in the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set. Using Night of Navy ink I stamped the image onto Very Vanilla Card.
Then I pulled out four sets of Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. For the body of the ornament I decided to use Balmy Blue and Misty Moonlight. Then for the ‘gold’ top I chose Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody.
STEP 1 – Colour the body of the ornament with light Balmy Blue.
STEP 2 – Colour the body with dark Balmy Blue but not right to the centre.
Step 3 – Colour a narrow section around the edge of the body using light Misty Moonlight.
Step 4 – Colour close to the edge with dark Misty Moonlight.
Step 5 – Finish the body by colouring the whole thing again with light Balmy Blue to blend the colours together
Step 6 – Colour the top with light Daffodil Delight.
Step 7 – Colour from the left with dark Daffodil Delight going just past half-way.
Step 8 – Colour over about half of the dark Daffodil Delight with light Mango Melody.
Step 9 – Add a thin line of dark Mango Melody close to the left edge.
Step 10 – Colour the whole top again with light Daffodil Delight to blend the colours together.
Finally with the colouring complete, I punched out the image using the coordinating punch from the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack.
Now I was ready to begin making my folded tag base.
I started with a 3″ x 6″ piece of Very Vanilla Card, scored down the centre at 3″. Then I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. After that I punched an oval hole at the top on the back using the Detailed Trio Punch.
Next, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed a 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ piece of Misty Moonlight Card to the front of the tag.
For the background layer I turned to the Feels Like Frost 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP). From one of the sheets I cut a 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ piece and glued it onto the Misty Moonlight layer.
With that done I used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the completed ornament to the background.
That just left the “Season’s Greetings” sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set.
After stamping the sentiment onto a 1/2″ strip of Very Vanilla Card with Night of Navy ink, I punched one end with the Banners Pick-A-Punch. Then I added it to the front of my tag using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, stacking them where it extended past the edge of the ornament.
Once I’d tied a piece of Linen Thread through the hole my tag was complete.
I’m really pleased with how this project turned out, despite the simple layout it’s still quite striking. What do you think?
For more projects using the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set, see these earlier blog posts:
- An extravaganza for papercrafters
- Making a chocolate bar box
- The power of 6″ x 6″ paper
- Our stormy outlook
- Christmas Gleaming sneak peek
BUNDLE BONUS – You can get the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set, Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack and the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper (not used today) if you order them using the single ‘variety bundle’ item number. This means you’ll save 10% off the cost of buying the same items separately. I’ve included a link to the variety bundle in case you want to explore this option.
Also available in a discounted bundle is the Banners Pick-A-Punch (with the Banner Year Stamp Set – not used today). I’ve included a link to that bundle too.