You may not be able to make a gift for everyone on your list this holiday, but you can add a personal touch by adding handmade holiday gift tags! I made these adorable tags in no-time using four stamp sets and six colors of ink.
You can use pre-cut tags, or use the Good Stuff Dies to make perfectly shape tags from the paper of your choice. All of the supplies used to create these tags are listed at the bottom of the post. Read on to lean about the techniques I used to make them.
Handmade Holiday Gift Tags with Second Generation Stamping
Did you know that you can get more mileage out of your ink pads with the second generation technique? Stamping a second time (or even third) before re-inking gives you varying shades of the same color. It works great when going for an easy layered look like the second tag above. Do you see the difference between the two tags below?
Handmade Holiday Gift Tags with Masking
In the tag below, I used the second generation stamping technique to make a lighter tree in the background to the left of the main tree. Second generation stamping also gave me some variation in the brightness of the starts in the second tag.
Handmade Holiday Gift Tags with Masking and Glittery Snowbanks
The Masking Technique makes it look like one image is behind another. The image you stamp first will look like it's in front.
Stamp your first image twice; once on your project and a second time on a scratch piece of paper. Cut the second image out (this is called a mask) and place it over the stamped image on your project. Next, stamp your second image, remove the mask and it's a bit like magic when the second image looks tucked behind the first!
It's easy to make a glittery snowbank with Wanderlust Embossing Glitter. Simply dab your ink pad to the cardstock in the shape of the snowbank. Then quickly pour the embossing glitter over it and heat with your heat tool.
These simple techniques can be used on holiday gift tags like shown here, or use them on your next card making project!
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