Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Festive Bottle Tag

Hello Everyone!  Today I'm getting in the Christmas Spirit by creating a project perfect for dressing up a bottle of wine!  It's that time of year, Christmas drinks and gatherings galore - why not add a little extra touch to your hostess gift by making a fabulous Bottle Tag!

First, cut a piece of card 7cm x 20cm and then score one end at 6 1/2cm.

Next cut a circle in the top of the tag using a punch or a die (I've used Spellbinders Large Circle Nestabilities #3 Die) - just make sure that the hole is big enough to go over the top of your bottle!

Next, trim the top corners (if you wish) using a corner rounder.

Measure where the centre of the tag is and cut into a fishtale shape.

Now that I have my tag base, I've stamped the Santa hat from Flourishes' Dear Santa stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and laid down a base of R32 Copic.

Flick in some R35 from the sides.

Deepen those edges with R37.

Blend using the above colours (blend R37 with R35, the use R32) - Remember your Colourless Blender doesn't work with red due to the intense colour, so make sure you stay in the lines!  :)  I liked the way this was looking, but decided to deepen the shadow areas in the folds and where the hat folds over with R39.

Colour the rest of your hat using G21, G24 and G28 for the holly leaves; Y21, Y26 and Y28 for the bells, the same reds for the berries and W1 and W3 for the white fluffy parts of the hat.

While colouring, I've decided on a design for my tag and measured and cut the paper and card for it!  I've also fussy cut the hat.

I want to make sure that my tag doesn't fall apart, so I've attached all the pieces together with High Tac Double Sided tape.

So far so good, now attach the Santa Hat with some High Tac Foam Tape to add dimension!

And there you have Bottle Tag!!  Imagine how impressed your hostess will be when you present this fabulous gift!  :)

This is our last Copic Oz Tutorial this year and all of us would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year!!  We hope you'll join us on January 8th for more new ideas and inspiration!

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