Thursday, December 6, 2018

3 ways to add woodgrain to holiday tags + the ellen hutson 12 tags of christmas

It's the Ellen Hutson LLC 12 Tags of Christmas time! I love this event! Not only is it so fun to make holiday tags but it is so fun to see what everyone else makes!

Today my talented buddy Laurel Beard and I are both creating with The Stamp Market stamps & dies and our theme is woodgrain! This was a challenge for both of us because we lean towards glitter, and you will see that none of our woodgrain tags escaped without a little sparkle. LOL!

For my tags, I went with a minimalist design and tested 3 ways to add the woodgrain effect.


#1. Essentials by Ellen Woodgrain Embossed Cardstock
First I tested the EBE Woodgrain Cardstock. It has a really pretty woodgrain pattern and comes in white (as well as tan), so it can be inked. I'm sure no one is surprised I made it a minty green. The only downside, a little hard to see the grain in photos.


#2. Crafter's Companion Wood Veneer
These are self-adhesive sheets of real wood "paper". I love the clean look it creates on the tag! Just an FYI, it die cuts beautifully but is super hard to stamp on, I haven't found a black ink that doesn't bleed a little.

#3. The Stamp Market Woodgrain Background Stamp
I love this stamp! It looks so pretty heat embossed in white, especially on kraft cardstock. For this tag, I embossed in white on white and then did a little ink blending on top. It might be my favorite!

All the tags feature a little "merry christmas" sentiment heat embossed in white on black cardstock. And because it seems I can't create without glitter...they all feature glittered polka dots made with Glue Dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by! hugs!
Carly


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43 comments:

sentsue said...

Ok first your tags are absolutely fabulous. As a CAS girl I love them and then The Stamp Market. Ahhhhh.

Denise Kitts-Wadlow said...

Very cute, yet simple tags. Lovin the woodgrain. TFS--Have a blessed day.

Helen Budz said...

Like how you used "wood" with the actual tree images. This simple design is eye-catching. tfs

Denise Mlady said...

These tags are so cute! The woodgrain stamp is so realistic. Thanks for the tip about the glue dots - I never thought to add glitter to them!

TrainWithMeghan said...

Simple and sweet! I love the CAS look!

Tami B said...

The simplicity of these make them so striking. I love the one w/ the wood paper!

D Golly said...

Love the simplicity and beauty of your tags. Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

cute love the wood grain very simple but sure to be a hit

brinkleyboy said...

Love all the different looks you created with the same stamp sets. I am particularly fond of the woodgrain embossed one!

Karthikha said...

Simple and beautiful tags! :)

Betty Keefe said...

love that tree die and how you've used it - wonderful woodgrain paper!

Sara Nelson said...

I love the simplicity of these. Very elegant!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Love how you have different patterns for the trees! :)

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the wood grain look to the trees.
The wood is a neutral background that
I like to use a lot. Hadn't thought
about making a design (such as the
trees) with them. I'll be using
this idea. thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Michele Clay said...

Simple and elegant tags! Thanks for the ideas!

Andre M. said...

Thanks for sharing these three options for creating a woodgrain effect. Your CAS tags are just lovely.

Michele K. Henderson said...

These trees are so adorable! They look so pretty as a set, and each one is gorgeous on its own!

Stephanie said...

What a great way to use the actual wood to make a tree! All of your tags are wonderful :)

BrendaB said...

Love your tags! I have some of that woodgrain paper and will have to try a tag with it

Beverly S. said...

How fun (AND challenging)! I am impressed with all three of your tags using different "woodgrain" products and techniques. I'm heading to my craft room now to create my tag for day six. This one is going to be real challenge for me but what a FUN challenge. ;)

mindy1414 said...

I love the woodgrain look, thank you for explaining the ones you used (as soon as I finish this I'm off to shop lol). I'm with you, everything needs at least a little glitter especially Christmas/Holiday projects (they just feel naked without some hehe). Thanks for sharing your awesome tags & tips and for the inspiration!
(mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Isabel Z said...

Love, love, love what you created!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I absolutely LOVE these adorable tree tags! I really like how you die cut the top layer with the tree and added the colored pieces behind it. Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

Denise Bryant said...

What a cute set of tags! I love each of your ideas for the woodgrain! The tree shape is adorable, and I especially love the woodgrain stamp!

SmilynStef said...

What fun ideas

Your Journey with Lori-Ann said...

So cute...makes me want to make tags!!!

pcm said...

simple and classy!

BethW said...

I am way behind in "Christmas" and I need to make a lot of tags. These are perfect. My favorite is the inked one-I could whip a bunch of those in no time. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love these cute tags, WOW!!!!!

cghundley said...

How fun these tags
look! Love the
glitter polka dots.
Carla from Utah

cm said...

Woodgrain + The Stamp Market images + your incredible creativity = swoon! Your tags have sent my Christmas spirit soaring!
~carol

Known_Terrestrial said...

That die cut tree cut from the specialty Woodgrain cardstock is amazing!!!

Sophie Farah said...

Oh I just love how beautiful, clean, and simple these cute tags are!! You are so inspiring!

Lucy E. said...

These are nice
CAS Tags and
would be fairly
easy to mass
produce. Thanks
for the tips!

Jeannean said...

Fun wood grain tags Carly I like the imposter one that you inked mint over as the favorite too!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! LOVING the AMAZING Inspiration!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Unknown said...

So cute! I love the different looking textures on the trees. Simple, but so pretty.

Traci Cuthbertson said...

The minimalist look looks good on you. These are darling!

Dana N said...

love the CAS look!

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Lovely tags, Carly! I especially love the simple, modern look of the one with the real wood paper. Tfs! :) ~ Andrea

Sue D said...

I like the simple design and the wood grain.

Julie Steed said...

I just love the simplicity of your tags - they're perfection!

linda said...

i love these tags, especially the mint green!