Today is the last day to order from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog. Just in case there’s something you’ve put off purchasing, I wanted to give you a friendly reminder.
Tonight, Stampin’ Up! will update their system to transition to the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog; therefore, you will not be able to order from 11:00 PM (PDT) tonight through tomorrow June 1 at 11:00 AM (PDT). After 11:00 AM, go for it!!! Whoo hoo!
My project share today is a fun glassine gift bag I decorated with flowers created with the new Daisy Punch. I’m going to miss these pretty glassine bags, as they are retiring today. I love running them through the Big Shot with a textured impression embossing folder (TIEF) to give them a little dimension, like I did here with the Brick Wall TIEF.
But my favorite part of this project is the flowers!!! I just love how they turned out. I simply punched them out of Whisper White card stock and sponged them with different combinations of the new In-Color inks. I layered three punches to create each flower so they had lots of dimension.
To sponge the flowers, I used Sponge Daubers and applied the ink in a circular motion for a nice blending effect. Sponge daubers are such a great tool. They’re perfect for precise placement, and they’re re-useable! Simply wash them with soap and water and let them dry.
Before adhering the punches together, I curled the petals with a Bone Folder to give my flowers a real 3-D look. I love the way these flowers came out! I can just image all the color variations and possibilities!!!
The flower centers are made from Clear Faceted Gems. I really wanted to color them, so I played around with a few ideas. First, I tried applying ink, but it never dried so that was a bomb. Then, I looked through my collection of Sharpie pens, because I knew that would work if I had the right color. But, I didn’t have any nice purples. So, I ended up cheating and used an old Rich Razzleberry Blendability marker. Surprisingly, after not touching my markers for almost a year, the one I wanted had not dried out and it worked perfectly. However, I need to warn you that I noticed the tip looked a little ratty afterwards, so the gems might have roughed it up a bit. (Whoops!!!)
I cut the background leaves with my one of my favs, May Flowers Framelits Dies.
Supplies used on my gift bag:
Have a wonderful and creative day:)