Sunday, July 31, 2011

Explosion Gift Bag

A few months ago I made these gifts for my son's teacher as she was finishing her role as a teacher and moving into the office as the Curriculum Facilitator.  I made a similar gift bag at a retreat and thought I would make another one and fill it with some easter eggs (I did say it was a few months ago LOL).  To achieve the pattern on the top flap, I used Stampin' Up's Square Lattice Embossing Folder but before I put it through the Big Shot I rubbed the Elegant Eggplant Ink pad all over one side of the folder first and then carefully placed the cardstock inside making sure it didn't move before running it through.  It then transfers the colour into the depressed parts of the pattern making them stand out.

To keep the bag closed I used half a velcro Dot (both the hook side and fluffy side).  You might want to staple them as well as I have found the repeated openning and shutting of the bag weakened the sticky and they eventually pull off.
I also made her a little personalised note book with her initial on it.  I used Stampin' Up's  Die Cut Letters to cut out the K and if you look closely you can see I used Crystal effects on the K to make it shiny.   While it was still a bit wet I placed a little Rhinestone on there for added Bling.  It came up a treat and she loved it.

If you would like the pattern for the bag, simply leave me a comment with your email address and I can send one to you.

I have finally managed to get the template onto this blog.  Hope it helps you all.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

As promised, here is one of the cards I made on a recent retreat weekend. It was very similar to a card I received at convention as a swap from Marelle Taylor. I added a few different things (not much). I used a different wheel - Baroque Wheel and I also added a touch of shimmer paint down the left hand side which is achieved by dabbing a small ball of glad wrap into the shimmer paint and dabbing onto your cardstock.
You can also see on the piece of cardstock behind the bird cage some shiny spots. This is called the Faux Mother of Pearl technique and what you do is dab Frost White Shimmer Paint with your ball of glad wrap onto gloss card stock and once it is try, using your brayer, paint your cardstock with your choice of ink. I used River Rock. Don't forget to stamp your image once the piece of cardstock is dry with Stayzon Ink otherwise it will rub off.
Till next time, happy Stamping

Monday, July 25, 2011

Daniel's 8th Birthday

This is the invite I made for my eldest son's recent birthday. He wanted robots (I think he was thinking of Wall E) but he was very happy with these. His words "Cute little Robot". I used the Platinum Shimmer Mist dabbed on with a dauber to the stamp to create the silver nuts an bolts. Also used the dauber to run a bit of silver around the edge of the robot piece of water colour paper as well. Blender Pen was used to colour in the little fella.

And these were the gift boxes I made filled with lollies and the stick of M&Ms with the robot topper at the top. I made a similar topper for his cupcakes as well. The boys loved them.

I recently went on a retreat for the weekend and had a ball. I made a few cards and even got a scrapbooking page made (big deal for me). I'll post them soon. Stay tuned...

Happy Stamping everyone


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