Monday, 3 December 2018

Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist - Day 3


I am super-excited to be part of the 12 Tags of Christmas event today!  I'm partnering with Kelly from Lawn Fawn and we've chosen Sparkle and Shine as our theme. Be sure to check out Ellen's blog for Days 1 and 2 and for information about prizes!


I made a set of 4 sparkly tags using Tag You're It dies. I cut the larger die from Holiday Sparkle cardstock and blended ink onto it for an ombre look.

I used the smaller tag as a layer for writing a festive message. I coved the hole with a snowflake from Mini Snowflakes and then stamped a partial image from Simply Celebrate Winter on each tag before colouring it with Copics. I added some Stickles to each tag as well as one of the new Essentials by Ellen Crystal Clear Droplets.

Here's a video:


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48 comments:

Helen Budz said...

Ardyth, I'm a fan of anything sparkly so I love your tags. They say "festive holiday" in a big way. tfs

Tami B said...

I love the idea of the ink blending on the glitter c/s. Can't wait to try this out.

Julie Steed said...

Ohhhh...THAT'S how you go the ombre look - very cool! I love that you used atypical holiday colors too. Great tags!

brinkleyboy said...

I never thought of stamping on glitter cardstock. Thanks for the tip and all of the other little nuggets you had in your video! The tags are sparkly and fun!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow said...

I love Chrisymas tags, and I love new ideas for making the! Your tags are super sweet the way your colors blend so well together, and the ombre inked glitter cardstock is FAB!!! Great job Ardyth. Have a blessed Christmas.

Connie said...

These tags are so pretty. I love the sparkle.

Deb said...

super cute tags. love all the sparkle and the little stamped images you used. super cute

Andrea La Vigne said...

Love these! I really like how you covered the hole on the smaller tag with the snowflake. Such a brilliant idea! Great color scheme, too. TFS! 😀 ~ Andrea

D Golly said...

Adorable, So sparkly and shiny. What fun!

Kelsey Thomas said...

These are so cute! Love all the sparkle. :)

cm said...

Ooh la la, Ardyth! Your sparkly tags are cute AND classy! Christmas spirit soaring in seeing these festive delights!
hugs~c

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet set of tags! Love all that sparkle!

TrainWithMeghan said...

These are DARLING!!! I love the sparkle and the colors!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the simpleness of these tags.
The snowflake and the little designs
at the bottom are more than enough
to make a wonderful tag. So often
they are kept so it's sometimes
best to not put a lot of fuss into
them. thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Isabel Z said...

I love the sparkle that you added to your beautiful tags!

Joy Meadows said...

Love me some sparkle!! So adorable - the ombre coloring on the sparkly paper is so pretty.

BrendaB said...

Love the sparkle! I never thought of using ink over the glitter paper; will have to try that

Betty Keefe said...

4 darling tags - and didn't know you could color glitter paper - so fun to have it coordinate in different colors!

Sophie Farah said...

These tags are just so precious!!! I LOVE your idea of ink blending on glitter paper... so creative!

Gab said...

these are just amazing - I love how you coloured the glitter paper!

pcm said...

love the ombre sparkle!

mindy1414 said...

I never thought about ink blending on glittery cardstock and to do it ombre.... super cool look! I also like that all 4 tags are the same style but different colors/looks. Thanks for the inspiration!
(mardy14@bellsouth.net)

emma sleppy said...

You learn something new every time when you check out blogs. I can't wait to try the color with the glitter paper. Your tags are super cute!!

Art Conquers said...

Wow simply beautiful 😍

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

LOVE these adorable tags!

Unknown said...

Very sweet tags. Love the bright colors and the way you used the flakes. Thanks for the inspiration.

Maxine D said...

Love the way you have inked over the sparkle card - that is stunning, and the ombre effect adds even more to it.
Blessings
Maxine

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love all the sparkle!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Ardith, I love how glitzy and glamorous your darling set of tags is! This collection is the cutest!

Emily said...

Brilliant! Love how you ink blended the silver glitter paper!

Barbara Rokke said...

You can never go wrong with glitter paper!! Love these tags!

Andre M. said...

These tags are so fun and festive.

Unknown said...

No way! Ink on top of glitter cardstock?!? I love it! I can't wait to try that method. I love the ombre look and I'm a huge fan of non-traditional Christmas colors. These are awesome!

Beverly S. said...

Your tags are so nice...I love that glitter cardstock. All the pretty sparkle without the mess. Thanks for sharing your fun technique on these tags too....will have to try inking on top of glitter cardstock soon! Happy holidays!

cghundley said...

So much sparkle
and lovely colors!
Carla from

Stephanie said...

Love all the glitter on your tag :)

Denise Mlady said...

Thanks for the tip about ink blending on the glitter cardstock. You will always have the right color. Your tags are adorable!!

Daniela May said...

Cute and sparkly - love seeing all these creativity

Karthikha said...

These are super fun and full of sparkle!! Love them! :)

maria f. said...

Makes me want to go ink glitter CS! Great idea to use the brushes. You're so clever like that.

SmilynStef said...

This technique was so fun.

Dana N said...

thanks for sharing what you learned with blending on glitter paper.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I am totally loving that ombre inking on the sparkly backgrounds! Awesome technique and your tags are fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda BL said...

Tags may be small but make up for the size in cuteness and sparkle.

Lucy E. said...

Sweet sparkly CAS Tags!

Jeannean said...

Thanks for the reminder to try inking my glittered cardstock! I love the look of it!!

Sue D said...

So cute with the little images, the snowflakes and the sparkle.

linda said...

adorable tags! i love the sparkle and the snowflakes with the 3D baubles.