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Without further ado, Cris....
Hello everyone! Are you ready for another round with me?
This week my attention goes toward something I really enjoy doing - gift wrapping. I always put a little bit of my heart when wrapping gifts to the ones I love... also enjoy making gifts.
So let’s get started, shall we?
My first project is very simple, in fact I don’t even need to describe the process because it is self explanatory.
I’ll just tell you how I made the stamp. Die cut Flawless Heart Cutaways from adhesive craft foam glued to a medium weight piece of cardstock, cut two more hearts from the detailed die using cereal boxes and adhere to the previous. In the end mounted the stamp onto a piece of very sturdy cardboard and went to town stamping hearts. To finish off I die cut a heart, both the detailed and solid, blending some Versa Magic ink, the same used for stamping. Adhered the two hearts to a circle where I had previously die cut two slits using one of the little dies from Essentials: Noelle Cutaways. After everything was mounted, I used linen thread and some black star sequins.
The second project involved tons of inks from sprays to Distress paint and other acrylic paints, and my homemade gelli plate that didn’t resist and completely torn apart in the end of the process... I guess I’ll have to make another one :). For the little box, I used Scenery: Persuasion Script Creative Screenings, Scenery: Pattern of the Rings Creative Screenings, Scenery: the Leaf Effect Creative Screenings and stamped a few flowers from In Bloom: Eva’s Favorite Flowers. After the box was mounted I colored a stripe of cotton fabric to use as a bow. Stamped two little birds from LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs, watercolored and adhered to the lid and ends of the bow, making it look like they are ready to open the gift box.
Last but not least I made some packaging having kids in mind. You have probably seen hundreds of gifts using plastic animals and other toys on Pinterest, mine is just one more but with an important message. Besides it is didactic, you’ll just see why. Now you’ll have to pretend that the scenario is somewhere in Africa, taking the fauna into account... but you don’t have cactus in savannas, so this might be the starting point to a research project with the kid that will receive such gift, lol. It could, though.
To make the landscape I blended some Distress inks (sun) and watercolored the tree and cactus from Kindness with Evelin T Designs. After this, used the Goldie Trim Cutaways to add some sand. Using kraft cardstock, stamped the sentiment onto the banner from Essentials: Noelle Cutaways and adhered to the wrapping paper. Stamped the little sprig from LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs, watercolored and gave it to the lion :).
I can’t believe next Saturday will be my last post, this month is flying by so fast...