Saturday, December 10, 2016

Saturday Step by Step: Home for the Holidays Gift Tag

Hello and welcome, Zoe here. I am delighted to be your host for this final Saturday Step by Step of the year with Frilly and Funkie. I created a gift tag for the current "Home for the Holidays" challenge and have an additional tag to share with some personalisation using the Alphanumeric Thinlits dies by Tim Holtz.

(click on each set of images for a closer look)

Step 1: Put a few drops of Picket Fence Distress Paint onto a non-stick craft mat and pick up with a brayer. Roll the brayer over a background stamp until covered.
Step 2: Stamp onto a manila tag and dry.
Step 3: Swipe different colour distress stains onto a non-stick craft mat, spritz the tag with water and drag through the Distress Stain. Dry with a heat tool.
Step 4: Blend in Vintage Photo and edge with Walnut Stain Distress Inks.

Step 5: Lay a mini stencil over the tag, secure with tape and tap clear embossing ink through the stencil.
Step 6: Remove the stencil, cover with Sticky Embossing Powder, tap of excess and melt with a heat tool.
Step 7: Rub foil sheets over the sticky embossing powder.
Step 8: Run a Mini Collage Glue Stick along the edges of the tag and immediately apply foil sheets.

Step 9: Die cut "Believe" from metallic kraft core and underlay with black card.
Step 10: For personalisation of your gift tag, use the Alphanumeric Thinlits dies to create your own wordband. This one's for my brother.
Step 11: Adhere the wordband to the center of the tag and attach mini fasteners to the corners. Colour the center of the word with a glitter pen.
Step 12: Stain linen ribbon with Vintage Photo Distress Stain.

Step 13:  Die cut Distress Watercolor Cardstock with the Mini Holiday Greens Thinlits set.
Step 14: Blend in Forest Moss Distress Ink and dry with a heat tool.
Step 15: Add Candied Apple Distress Marker to the berries of the Holiday Greens and once dry, cover with Garnet Liquid Pearls.
Step 16: Adhere the Holiday Greens above the wordband and add Jingle Brads.

Step 17: Stamp baubles from the Tim Holtz Holiday Drawing stamp set onto Distress Watercolor Cardstock with Black Soot Archival Ink.
Step 18: Colour with Wild Honey and Broken China Distress Markers, blend with a water brush and add glitter with a pen.
Step 19: Fussy cut the baubles removing the loop at the top.
Step 20: Turn the fussy cut images over, add 3D tape and a silver wire loop with a blob of Glossy Accents.

Step 21:  Attach a strip of wire through the wire loop and tuck under the wordband. Stick the fussy cut baubles into place with the 3D foam.

I hope you have enjoyed the step by step. Don' forget to take a look at the current "Home for the Holidays" challenge and have a great weekend.

Zoe x


  1. I LOVE THIS! One of the best uses of the foil I've seen to make the most sumptuous background. And the banner looks superb with all that festive foliage. Thank you so much for sharing xx

  2. The Picket Fence resist technique always looks so impressive and is even more so when combined with the gold foiling on your beautiful tags Zoe! x

  3. I am totally going to try this! I have the foil and did not think to use with sticky embossing powder!!! Awesome job Zoe!

  4. Zoe this is spendid! I am so going to pull out my stencils and foils for the holidays! Thank you for the fantastic tutorial.

  5. I have never thought to use the foil with sticky embossing powder, what a super tip! These tags are so stunning! I love the mix of colors and elements! ❤️ your creativity! Thanks for sharing

  6. I have never used foil yet. Still learning techniques as a beginner paper crafter. Wish I had all the items used to make this tag.
    Absolutely stunning Zoe, truly. LOVE your art and these should be just hanging around afterwards. :)

  7. Beautiful and brilliant tutorial! Love the foil effect on the vintage background. Fabulous!

  8. Stunning tag, love the tutorial!

  9. Amazing tag and great tutorial, Zoe!

  10. Amazing tag, love love!!!