Sunday 11 November 2018

Christmas Gift Tags from a Master Board

I decided to have a break from Christmas cards and instead create some gift tags (or perhaps mini Christmas cards).  I managed to create 12 toppers from one piece of  A4 card.

I started by adding Ocean Reef and Indian Jamun Artistry inks onto a blending mat.  The ink was smoothed out with a brayer, given a light mist of water, then the A4 card was laid over the top and pressed down.  I also managed to get a second background from the same ink on a piece of copy paper.
Next, I sprinkled Pixie Powders in Purple Violet, Teal wash, Midnight Blue and White Pearl onto the background,  misted several times with water and allowed the colours to spread and run.  I dried the card with a heat gun.
Using Clarity stencil brushes, The edges were covered with the same Artistry inks as before.
Finally,  I watered down some silver Izink pigment ink and used a fan brush to add spatters of silver all over the card.  Once again,  I dried the card with a heat gun.
The master board was then cut into 7cm x 7cm squares (12 in total) and the edges darkened with Ocean Reef ink on a blending tool.

Using a combination of stamps from the Mini Word Chains by Claritystamp (13&14),  I stamped greetings in Versamark ink and heat embossed them in silver EP.  I made three toppers using each greeting.  Merry Christmas
 Season's Greetings.
Peace on earth at Christmas.
And finally,  Happy Christmas.
To finish, I just needed to glue the toppers to some pre made 3" x 3" card blanks.  They each come with an envelope, so they can be used as gift tags for presents or can be sent as miniature Christmas cards.

I love how each topper is so different despite being created from the same sheet of card.

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