Hey there Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here and I'm back on the blog today to share with you some more inspiration from our current monthly challenge which is "Christmas/Winter". It's hard to believe that Christmas is exactly a month away today, so I've created a Gift Tag set for you that will be sure to inspire you to create as well as accomplish some of your Christmas crafting. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and learn how I transformed my chipboard pieces to create the perfect additions to my Gift Tags.
To start, pick out one of the stockings from the Christmas Stockings set. Apply two coats of Picket Fence Distress Stain to the top of the stocking and apply two coats of Candied Apple Distress Stain to the bottom portion of the stocking. Set aside the stocking to dry.
Pull out eight Sm. Primitive Stars out of the package. Apply two coats of Brushed Pewter Distress Stain on each star. Set aside the stars to dry.
Take one Wood Small Marked Reindeer out of the package. Apply a coat of Gathered Twigs Distress Stain to the reindeer. While the Gathered Twigs Distress Stain is still wet, apply a layer of Brushed Pewter Distress Stain over top of the reindeer to give it some extra sparkle. Set the reindeer aside to dry.
From the Wood Words of Christmas - Joy set, pick out the word "cheer" and out of the Wood Words of Christmas - Noel set, pick out the word "peace". For both words, apply a coat of Gathered Twigs Distress stain and then a coat of Candied Apply Distress Stain. Before both coats of distress stain drys, apply a coat of Brushed Pewter Distress Stain to give your words some extra sparkle. Set the words aside to dry.
Select three stars from the Mini Wood Stars set. Apply two coats of Tarnished Brass Distress Stain to each star. Set the stars aside to dry.
For the frames on the gift tags, you'll need both of the Small Victorian Lace Frames. To start, apply two coats of Picket Fence Distress Stain to each frame. Once the frames have dried, apply VersaMark ink to each frame and sprinkle Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder over top. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with your heat tool. If you find areas that weren't fully covered by the powder, reapply the VersaMark Ink to those areas, sprinkle the embossing powder overtop, tap off the excess powder and then emboss with your heat tool.
The last element that needs to be done is five of the Mini Wood Snowflake. To start, apply two coats of Picket Fence Distress Stain to each snowflake. Once the stain has dried, apply a layer of VersaMark ink to each snowflake and sprinkle Iridescent Shimmer Embossing powder overtop. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. To finish the snowflakes off, add a red/gold glitter dot to the centres of each snowflake.
Before assembling your tags, you'll need to trace the tag around whichever pieces of patterned paper you'd like to use and then cut them out. If you are using Graphic 45 tags like I have, to make the eyelet fit through your paper, punch a hole using 1/2" hole punch.
With the patterned paper for the base of your gift tags cut, cut two pieces of patterned paper that measure 3 5/8" x 4 3/4", this will be the second layer of patterned paper for the gift tag. Make sure to round all four corners of your cut patterned paper.
Using your edge distressor, distress the edges of the tag shaped patterned paper pieces as well as the other patterned paper pieces. Once the edges have been distressed, take your blending tool and Vintage Photo Distress Ink and ink the edges of the papers.
Pull out two medium doilies and ink the edges of them using a blending tool and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Adhere the tag shaped patterned paper to each of the tags. Adhere the second layer of patterned paper to the middle of the tag. Once the second layer of paper has been adhered, adhere a doily in the middle of the patterned paper.
Adhere the small victorian frames to the middle of each doily on each of the gift tags. Once the frame has been adhered, adhere the word cheer in the middle of one of the frames and adhere the word peace to the middle of the other frame.
To decorate the cheer gift tag, add the reindeer in the bottom right hand corner of the frame. Adhere three silver stars to the top left hand corner of the frame. Once the silver stars have been adhered, add the gold stars overtop of the silver stars.
To finish decorating around the chipboard pieces on the Cheer gift tag, adhere three light blue roses, three cream roses and three dark brown roses as desired in the bottom right hand corner around the reindeer. For the top left hand corner of the frame, adhere six cream roses, four light blue roses and five dark brown roses as desired.
Here is the Cheer Gift Tag once you've added your ribbon through the eyelet.
Here are some close up of the Cheer gift tag once all the elements had been added.
For the Peace gift tag, adhere two silver in the bottom right hand corner of the frame. With the stars adhered, adhere the stocking overtop of the two stars, where the stars meet. To finish the bottom right corner, adhere two snowflakes. In the top left hand corner of the frame, adhere three silver stars, having the third star sit on top of the other two. With the stars adhered, adhere the three snowflakes overtop of each star.
To finish decorating around the chipboard pieces on the Peace gift tag, adhere two light blue roses, three cream roses and three red roses as desired in the bottom right hand corner around the reindeer. For the top left hand corner of the frame, adhere five cream roses, three light blue roses and five red roses as desired.
Here is the Peace Gift Tag once you've added your ribbon through the eyelet.
Here are some close up of the Peace gift tag once all the elements had been added.
Now that both of your gift tags are finished, here they are together with all of the elements on them.
Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:
- Small Victorian Frames (coming soon)
- 10mm Cream, Red and Light Blue roses
Other Supplies Used:
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder and Iridescent Shimmer Embossing Powder
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Vintage Photo & Distress Stain - Picket Fence, Candied Apple, Tarnished Brass, Brushed Pewter and Gathered Twigs
- Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts: VersaMark Ink
- Elizabeth Crafts Design: Red/Gold Glitter Dots
- Bo Bunny: Medium Doilies
- Graphic 45: Kraft Regular Tags
- Hug a Bug Seam Binding Ribbon: White and Light Blue
- Maja Design: 6x6 Home for the Holidays
- Tombow: Aqua Mono Glue
- Misc: Heat Tool and 1/2" circle punch
Remember to play along in the monthly challenge over on the Southern Ridge Trading Company blog. Each month enter for your chance to win 4 designs from the online store - chipboard.ca -$20 (before tax) retail value of YOUR OWN CHOOSING!
Until Next Time!