Was it not was just about 6 months ago when I started reminding you (and myself) of the upcoming holidays...
and dang it..
here we are.Sunday morning was rainy and the perfect time to create a quick and easy way to make "Gift Card" giving a little more fun than just "here is the card"
I started with a large 4" x 9" manila tag from one of my most favorite places and folded it up a few inches
Then I stamped the large Blueprint Tree by Tim Holtz onto the tag using Black Archival Ink.
I used the heat dryer on it for few a seconds to make sure the ink was dry...Then I grabbed a few fah lah lah lah lah colors of Distress Ink Pens to color in my tree.
Start with a light color, like Peeled Paint. Scribble a little color out onto a craft mat and using a water brush, color in your tree and dry it Then using the brush tip of the same Peeled Paint & a darker color, like Forest Moss, add in a little more color onto your tree Highlight the right edges of the tree, ornaments and star using Pumice Stone.
Next, add a little color to the star and ornaments
Add some aging to the edges of the tag by using "Walnut Stain" ink and a blender
Next, using a small hole punch and a few brads, punch a hole on each edge of the top of the flap and attach a brad to each side to create a pocket
and okay, so I am not a glittery type of girl, but adding just a little stickles to the ornaments and the star adds just the right amount of Fah Lah Lah Next, just add a peace of twine to the top, insert a gift card into the pocket and hang from the tree and cross one of your list!