|Curious Metallic Cryogen White|
This paper is the Curious Metallic Cryogen White Cardstock. I love the way it sparkles! Copic markers work really well on this paper. The inks stamp nicely and the colors blend well.
|Brockway Deckle Edge|
This paper is the Brockway Deckle Edge 65# cover – Natural. This paper has a nice watercolor paper feel and the deckled edge adds some character to your projects. There was a little bleeding using the Copics on this paper, but overall I’m pleased with how well the markers blend on this paper.
|Cougar Digital Choice Super Smooth|
The Super Smooth cardstock by Cougar is really, really nice. The 100# weight makes it nice and thick. This cardstock is not flimsy! The stamp worked great on this cardstock, and I felt that the markers blended nicely on this cardstock.
There isn’t much to creating your own tags in order to showcase your beautiful artwork.
My favorite size tag is 4 ½” x 3”. I start by cutting the tag front to that size. Then, I cut the coordinating cardstock backing just a bit bigger, usually 4 5/8” x 3 1/8” . For these tags, I used a variety of corner punches, from a standard corner rounder, to my scalloped Corner Chomper. I even used a Fiskars peacock corner punch. I also like the look of a “standard” tag sometimes, so then I just cut the corners myself.
I have found a helpful trick to cutting tag corners. Start by trimming one corner off your tag. Then, using the cut off corner (red in the photo to show placement). You may also use the same corner to cut the accent cardstock on the back to keep it even!
Next, I punched a hole in the top of my tag, centered at 1 ½”. I like to use a large ½” hole punch to make sure I have plenty of room for my ribbon or twine on the tag. (This tag uses the peacock corner rounder on the Curious Metallic Cardstock, with a standard corner rounder finishing the corners of the Dark Purple cardstock .
|3-D Foam Tape on Teddy|
Hope this inspires you to pull out some scraps and create beautiful gift tags for those holiday gifts you’re wrapping!