It’s Linda here with a fun tutorial on how to create a label or label-gift-tag for a nice winter gift!
I thought since it’s winter here in Australia, it’d be a fun gift to give a knitting-fanatic-friend-of-mine a big luscious basket of wool. I know I’d like a gift like that!
You could also easily make this tag as a label for any winter clothes you have in storage (storage needs pretty labeling too, doesn’t it?!) or if you’re into labeling drawers as well, that would be super cute!
Here’s what I mean.
Ok let’s get started.
First, get comfy, and set up a few episodes of your favorite-to-craft-to show…
Once you’ve got that sorted, take a piece of canvas (I’m using the sticky-back canvas from Ranger), and cut a tag shape out of it.
Using canvas on the back of the cardstock (that you’ll be colouring on) will give the tag flexibility and strength. (Meaning it won’t tear or get ruined if it gets bent!)
I used a smaller tag as a guide and just ruled some light lines on the canvas, before cutting the tag shape out.
Cut the cardstock you’re going to use to the same size. I’m using X-Press It cardstock, because I’m planning to use my Copic Markers. If you’re going to watercolor, you’re going to need different cardstock! So just go with whatever works for your project.
Stamp your image onto your cardstock. Hi, Sweater Kaylee!
Then get to work coloring…
To keep her outfit looking cohesive, but not over-busy, I stuck with the same color families and tones in her legwarmers, sweater and scarf. Since there are SO many patterns on all of these pieces of clothing, if each had been colored differently, she’d be a rainbow-blast and it might not look as ‘matching’. (Not that rainbows are a bad thing, at all!)
For her leggings and boots, I used warm greys –don’t they look comfy?!
For a little extra sumthin’-sumthin’, I added the stitch marks around the border of the cardstock tag, using a matching ink color.
Lastly I added some sentiments and adhered the cardstock tag to the canvas one!
Doesn’t this make a nice gift?! I slightly altered the sentiment which says “knit kit”. (I stamped the work knit twice, I just didn’t ink up the ‘n’ in the second word, and carefully stamped twice so I got the “k” the first time, then the ‘it’ the second! A Knit Kit! You can’t see them in the photo, but I included some knitting needles in the basket too 🙂
That’s it for me! I hope I’ve inspired you to look at your stamps, and see if you can make some fun, customized labels for gifts or storage around your home! If you do, share them in our Linky Party in the top right sidebar, and with all of our Odd friends in the Some Odd Girl Facebook group! We’d love to see ’em, and you could be spotlighted!
I’ll see you again soon!