Gift tags for summer

My son, Gordon, turned 24 yesterday, and my husband asked my youngest son, Ben to wrap his presents for him.  Ben did a pretty good job for a 16 year old, and as I was admiring his handiwork, I noticed he used a gift tag from my stash.  That isn't particularly unusual, but I noticed that it was probably one of the most clean and simple things I had made, and also that it was probably the last one of that set that I had.  I decided that I needed more summer gift tags, and whipped up a quick batch.  Here are a few.  
They are stamped in Black Soot distress ink and embossed with clear powder - it's a slightly softer look than using black embossing powder.  I then did a very quick watercolor with twinkling H2Os.  The mat layers are from my scrap stash.  Just a tiny bit of texture and color, and plenty of white space for writing names - that is exactly what my son wanted, and  I'm glad I made some more.  These tags are inspired by the tag challenge at Blessings Ink and I'm entering them in these other challenges:
Juliet Arrighi


6 comments:

Myrna said...

Juliet
Love your clean and simple tags. Your son has good taste. :)
Myrna

paperfun said...

These are so nice and how wonderful that your son feels comfortable using them.

Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.

Mari

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love these tags- I love the CAS style and love the idea of the H2O's sparkling on them!

DistinctiveLMNts said...

Lovely CAS tags. Thank you for joining us at DDCC.
Lisa

Judith said...

These are all so cute! - thank you for playing along at fab'n'funky challenges this week hugs Judith x

judit said...

Fantastic project, love those tags! Many thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week and hope to see you again next week! judit x