12 Tags / Day 2: Joy to the World

It’s Day 2 of Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas, and we’re bringing Joy to the World! Be sure to check out what my fellow teamies made — full list HERE on the Ellen Hutson blog! As for me, I came up with a super simple tag that you can easily make in multiples. Check it:

The secret here is the gold metallic watercolor in this Altenew Metallic Pan set — I just can’t get enough of this set lately! I LOVE how it comes in a metal paintbox. :)

See how shiny it is?

The other trick to making these? Use a dry brush on that swipe of red and use your thumb and index finger to kind of push the bristles apart. This will give you so much texture! It’s easier to show you how this is done than to try to explain it, so I put together a super quick video for you over on instagram.

Doesn’t that “Joy to you from me” in the Retro Holiday Greetings set just make the perfect tag? It brings me joy, I tell ya!


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In case ya missed it, my Day 1: Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer post is right HERE! Hope you’ll join me tomorrow for Day 3! xo

42 Replies to “12 Tags / Day 2: Joy to the World”

    1. Just so pretty! That pan of metallic watercolors is on my wishlist!

  1. Titus Debbie says:

    Nice and simple..

  2. oooh, so modern and graphic! LOVE these Lisa!!!

  3. Julie Shaskin says:

    Metallic watercolours…brilliant!

  4. So creative and festive! The metallic paint is very shimmery, I might just need some.

  5. Gold goes great with everything. Love the pink too!

  6. Troy Louse Seegmiller says:

    These are so fun. Thanks!

  7. These look simply to make.

  8. Great tags Lisa. Reminds me of those awesome cards from a few years ago in a card class you taught! Those are great tips and yes,,love the gold!!

    1. Hi Cindy! You remembered! And you made my day! xo I was just thinking about those cards! They’re still some of my faves. These tags supplies but same concept haha! I guess I just like what I like! :)

  9. Lovely colors and swiping technique!

  10. Meghan Kennihan says:

    Beautiful colors! Love that swiping!

  11. Oh those paints look very tempting:) I love your classy tags – beautiful design!

  12. Just joyous!

  13. Beverly Sizemore says:

    Very interesting swiping technique used on your Christmas tags. Those metallic watercolors look like something Santa should bring me. ;)

  14. Love your swipes of red and gold! Great CAS tags!

  15. Great simple designs–so wonderful for making multiple tags!

  16. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome tags! love the colors and sentiment!

  17. Would never of thought of doing anything like these tags but boy they really look great, simple yet classic. One I will try. Especially the tip on using a dry brush and pushing the bristles apart! Genius! Xx 💚

  18. Very cute. Love them.


    Beautiful tags, love the Joy sentiment! These metallic water colors are on my wish list for Santa! Gorgeous dry brushing with this color combo.

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