Time sure has flown so fast! New Year’s Eve felt like yesterday and now February’s fast approaching. I don’t know about you, but I grew up associating Valentine’s Day to this month for the most part. As I grew older (and a bit wiser), I started to care more about celebrating love than getting on the hype. It really is in the little and everyday things that make love special, and not how big a bouquet of flowers you’ll receive on the 14th.
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However, that doesn’t mean we should stop ourselves from giving and making something pretty, right? So here’s an easy-peasy gift tag project idea you can do to package your gifts to loved ones this Valentine’s Day.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- white card stock (around 1/16 of a letter size cardboard, or depending on how big you want your tag to be)
- brush pen (I use Tombow ABT dual brush pens from this Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers, Portrait, 10-Pack)
- silver gel pen (I use Sakura 57384 6-Piece Gelly Roll Metallic Gel Pen Set, Bold, Silver)
- Waterproof archival ink pen (I use Sakura Pigma Micron 005 from this set of Sakura 50034 6-Piece Pigma Micron-005 Ink Pen Set, 0.20mm, Black)
- Jute twine
First off, you’d want to draw buds using the soft end of your brush pen around the border of your card at least 2-3 centimeters from the edge. Try to change the angle of the buds to mimic the random directions that actual flowers grow. You don’t want to make them too spaced out nor too crowded in the page. Take this photo as an example:
Next, you’d want to draw stems using your archival ink pen from the edge of the card to one end of the bud. Make sure to mix up the angles and add extra branches for an authentic look! I wanted waterproof, thin black lines to create a clean look, so I went for Micron .005.
Next, I wrote the To: and From: fields and a short greeting right in the middle using the Sakura Gelly Roll metallic silver pen. I loooove how smoothly it rolls on paper! I basically just wrote on top of the first layer to make thicker strokes and for its pretty silver ink to shine through.
Voila! There you have it! All you need to do now is to punch a hole on the upper part of your card and attach the jute twine. You can make it longer so it can double as a ribbon for your gift that gives it a rustic feel. You can change the colors and adapt the message for a different event. For packaging ideas, you can head over and follow my Pinterest board.
I hope you can try out this simple project soon! 🙂