Since it has been a very lean year for us, Al and I had decided not to exchange gifts this year. Then I found out I had a few points to redeem with my Amazon account. I had enough to get Al what he's been wanting (a heat resistant whisk) , a Marine Corps bumper sticker for Ben and even a book that had been in my wishlist for some time. The best part is that it will be delivered tomorrow, just in time to wrap. Unfortunately there is no tree to put them under but they will look nice on the mantel.
The sentiments are from Lawn Fawn's Bows and Holly set. All the paper was found at Stamp Fever and I repurposed the ribbon. I'm also entering the tags in the Lawnscaping Challenge #24 Texture.
This tag will go on Ben's gift:
I used every stamp that was sitting on my work desk for this tag. The background has Hero Arts Envelope Pattern and Silent Night (a really old stamp). And then I used these Lawn Fawn sets: Critters in the Forest (tree); Bows and Holly (holly and berries); Ornate Ornaments (red ornaments on tree and stars in background) Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum (sentiment). The tree is paper pieced and popped up to give is some dimension and texture. After I stamped the ornaments I colored them with the Cadmium Red copic marker, then I inked the Envelope Pattern with Versamark and over-stamped to give them a bit of texture. I cut them out and added silver to the tops with a PITT Artist Pen by Faber-Castell. The white accents are done with a Sakura white gel pen.
That's all for today, I have some more ornaments to share tomorrow so I hope you will check back.