Friday, November 14, 2014

Gifts of Giving | Rustic Gift Bag with Vanessa

Hello everybody! Vanessa here today with a little project for you. Our November theme is gift giving, so I made a Christmas gift bag. I love the rustic feel of burlap and thought it would look nice together with a chalkboard look. I played around and here comes the result:

I first trimmed a piece of black card stock to fit my burlap bag. Then I stamped and heat-embossed the joy from The Big, the Bold and the Merry using white embossing powder. To create the chalkboard look, I added a shadow to the word with a white pencil, drew a frame with the pencil and smeared some white pigment ink over the panel. The panel was adhered to the burlap bag using strong tape. Now I stamped the pinecones, berries and branches from Winter Woodland repeatedly onto card stock and cut them all out. Then I arranged them to create the wreath and adhered all elements, popping up some with foam tape. 
I hope you like my rustic gift bag! 

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Just beautiful and love the layered effect with all the die-cuts.

  2. BEAUTIFUL gift bag Vanessa!!!
    LOVE how you have created the shadow & chalkboard effect, LOVE your layered wreath too!!!
    You have staged it perfectly to take a beautiful photo ... I confess that I really struggle with this and tend to just leave my projects flat on a plain background => NOW I NEED to try the chalkboard effect AND be MORE adventurous with my photography - THANK YOU for the inspiration :)

  3. This is gorgeous! I loveeee that wreath!!!!!

  4. Super cool Vanessa - can't wait for my order to arrive!!!!


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