Typically on a Wednesday, we like to talk about what's going on here at Webster's Pages, but this week, we've decided to carry on with our Christmas tags with the knowledge that I can't be the ONLY procrastinator out there!
It's getting down to the Christmas wire, but there's still time to create some simple, personalized gift tags to adorn your holiday gifts...and as Emma Trout shows us, these tags can then become wonderful additions to a Christmas layout once the presents have all been opened.
Emma's created three different tags using three different techniques, all of which will be lovely even after the holidays (for those of you who have zero time to scrapbook right now!)
Rather than sticking a pre-printed sticker onto your gifts, use photos to show the gift's intended recipient. On this tag, Emma used a Designer Thread as a stamp, giving her a unique, textured look created with acrylic paint:For her second tag, Emma relied on some misting, again using a Designer Thread to create the mask for her image:
The misted background provides a visually interesting layer, creating a nice foundation for her to build upon.
For her third tag, Emma turned to one of our more textured trims. The uniqueness of this piece makes a perfect stamp, as Emma demonstrates:The best part about these three tags is that they serve as so much more than markers on Christmas presents. Once your brood is done tearing off the wrapping paper (and, if you're at my house, balling it up and throwing it at each other), you can add these tags to a Christmas layout.
Look at Emma's:
The bubble wrap stamp over on the right and the painted border pull the painted tags into the layout perfectly. I love when something can serve double duty like that! Don't you?
Next time you've got to create something artsy but fast, try one or two of these tips! You're sure to love the results!