Welcome to Day 5 of the 12 Tags of Christmas!
Next up is the mastermind behind some of our favorite designs, Julie Ebersole! We’re welcoming Julie back to the blog today to learn about how her favorite winter song, ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ inspired her to create her gift tags. Check out her tips and tricks for success below!
For more information on the 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge, click HERE.
Happy Holidays! Julie here with a tag based on one of my favorite holiday songs, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”.
The first thing that sprang to mind for creating the tag, is the Bundled Up stamp set–with a sock hat, scarf, mittens, and socks, the whole idea just came together! I ADORE solid stamps and ink blending directly on the stamp–it is a cool textural effect that really can’t be achieved using other methods and it reminds me so much of off-set printing and mid-century art style!
I considered using tiny pom poms to embellish my tags, but then remembered White Liquid Appliqué would be PERFECT because you just apply it wherever you want a fluffy/puffy effect! It doesn’t look super white when it’s wet but turns white as it is heated and puffs up.
- If you want a perfectly “smooth” puffy effect, allow the Liquid Appliqué to dry overnight before heating.
- If you want an uneven/irregular puffy effect (like I have here), give it some dry time, but you don’t need to wait overnight.
- White Liquid Appliqué can sometimes “absorb” intense colors of ink beneath it, adopting a paler shade of that ink. Just something to be aware of and think about prior to applying.
- Be careful not to over-heat or get too close with your heat tool to avoid scorching this fun embellishment supply!
Sure beats the heck out of gluing on hundreds of tiny pom poms, am I right?!
- Die cut tag & reinforcer; glue reinforcer to tag.
- Use a MISTI platform to tamp images onto tag using palest color of ink.
- Reink same images with darker color ink, using a sponge, to add shading to areas desired, blending out directly on the stamp.
- Stamp over original impression to achieve two tone effect.
- Add Liquid Appliqué for accent; allow to dry.
- Apply heat to Liquid Appliqué using heat embossing tool.
- Add twine.