Hello there! It's Renee with @thediyday here to share a simple way to create your very own gift tags. Mass-produced store-bought gift tags are a bit impersonal for me so I like to up my game and make my own. The beautiful part, these can be any color, any shape, and modified for any occasion! See how I incorporated some of my favorite StencilGirl® stencils on my tags.
Because I'm blending colors together using Distress Oxides and water, I decided to use 140lb watercolor paper to help prevent the paper from curling. First, I blended the lightest Distress Oxide color in the center, followed by the next two colors - ending with the darkest color on the outside edge.
Next, I heavily misted the paper with water to help blend the colors together. I attempted to allow the paper to air dry, but it was taking too long so I dried it with a heat gun.
Once the paper was completely dry, I used a script stamp to add more design to the future gift tags.
Then I stenciled in some triangles using the Mini Triangles Stencil (S061). I wanted the triangles to lightly blend into the background without being overly pronounced so I used yellow acrylic paint.
The next stencil I used is one of my go-to stencils, The Circles Layer Me Stencil (L380). This stencil is literally 3 stencils in one and I wanted this one to pop! I used neon pink acrylic paint for the base and then added a 3D Matte Gel (for texture) to the mini circles.
Once the Matte Gel dried (I gave it about 2 hours), I used a gift tag die cut to make the shape. I added a little more eye appeal to the tags with ribbons, buttons, and drawing some imperfect circles around the neon circles to give it a little edge.