Lexi here to share with you today's tutorial, which combines one of my favorite October Afternoon products (Miscellany) and my new favorite art supply, watercolors. I don't know what it is, but I am loving playing around with watercolors lately. Maybe it's because I found this cute set at Target.
Whatever the reason, we are going to put them to good use and create birthday tags using the Cakewalk line. The die cut cards in the Miscellany pack are the perfect shape to be cut into a tag. Simply snip two corners, add a hole punch and you have the base for a gift tag. And really-who knew there were that many ways to cut a sandwich? It's nice to learn while you craft ;)
I did a few different patterns on the tags. For the one on the left I just used stripes of color. I love how the colors blended where they touched, creating a kind of ombre effect. For the tag on the right, it's all about circles because nothing says "let's party" like some polka dots.
Once the water colored base of your tag is dry, finish it off with some additional die cuts and buttons from the Miscellany pack. I backed each tag with patterned paper, which you don't have to do, but I liked the finished look it gave.
The polka dotted tag uses that cool multi-worded strip from the Miscellany pack, cut up and sewn down, as well as the chipboard cupcake from the pack. I thought the watercolor worked great on the raw chip. I added some sparkle in the frosting. (Hey--I have two boys so I rarely get to use any sparkle. I will throw it on whenever I can ;))
It was fun to add watercolor on those tags and bonus--I have fun birthday gift tags at the ready! I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial. Have you combined watercolors with your projects? We would love to see!
Happy Tuesday, everyone!