Two of my favorite things to make for my friends and family during the holidays are unique gift tags and handmade ornaments. Today, I’m sharing an easy project that I made with the CL906 Color Layering Dimensional Bird set that can be both a special gift tag and a fun ornament!
To create these tags, I started by stamping the beautiful bird outline multiple times on white cardstock with AF214 Cup O’ Joe Mid-tone Shadow Ink ink. Using the same brown ink, I similarly stamped a few branches from this set. Then, using all of my favorite shadow inks, I easily stamped multiple colors onto each bird using the matching stamps. Creating the different color combinations was so much fun!
I decided to add extra dimension to each bird image by stamping, fussy cutting, and foam mounting a second layer to the wings. I stamped a holiday sentiment from the CL880 Peace & Joy set on narrow strips of cardstock that I inked to match by swiping my ink pads directly across the paper. For another element, I stamped a leaf for each tag. I used the DI153 Color Layering Dimensional Bird Frame Cuts to perfectly cut each of my stamped images and the DI150 Joy To The World Frame Cuts to cut glittered stars.
I purchased inexpensive, 3-inch grapevine wreaths from my local craft store to use as bases for my tags. With all of my pieces stamped and cut, assembly was a breeze. I used white glue to adhere the cardstock pieces together and adhesive dots to attach the cardstock to the wreaths. I threaded a simple, jute loop through the top of each wreath and for a final embellishment, I added a fabric flower with a pearl onto each star.
I hope that you are inspired to use some of your favorite Hero Arts stamps to create special gift tags and holiday ornaments! Happy Crafting,