Hello everyone! Christmas is coming soon, and I wanted to share with you a gift bag I made using Layers of Color Natural Flourish art stencil. I used Tim Holtz Acrylic Dabber in Pearl and it has a wonderful luminescence. I dabbed the paint onto Deja Views designer paper from the Timeless Collection. I then stamped an image from Layers of Color Touch of Elegance clear art stamp set in Not Quite Navy to act as a shadow. I then over-stamped another image from the same stamp set in the TH Pearl paint. The top of the bag is punched with a MS Snowflake punch from Effects PaperCraft Pad by Canson... it's very opalescent. For my tag I cut a Spellbinder's Snowflake Pendant twice, sponged with Brilliance Platinum Planet Ink and glued together for thickness. I stamped the sentiment from Nina Bracketts set "Fanciful Tags", available from Gina K. I cut it out with the Spellbinders Fancy Tag and adhered it to the snowflake tie on. My handles are stiff ribbed ribbon from Michael's. The ribbon is May Arts to which I added a touch of bling. I used the basic instructions found at Create with Connie & Mary, though I made some changes. This bag is very sturdy with a lining inside that could hold substantial weight. I hope this inspires you to try some different ideas for your Christmas projects. The stencil and the art stamp set are not Christmas, yet stamped in shimmery pearl paint and a few snowflakes added certainly make it work for Christmas! Have fun with it!
I am adding this to the following challenges:
Challenges I would like to enter my creation in:A Spoonful Of Sugar - christmas, Paper Take Weekly - christmas in non-traditional colors ,
Craft Your Passion - anything goes,Crazy Challenge (2 entries) - christmas
Gingerloft (2 weeks) - bows ,Let's Ink It Up (monthly) - christmas and sparkle/bling
Secret Crafter - christmas , Top Tip Tuesday -use ribbon The Artistic Stamper - Christmas
Papercutz - Christmas with 2 patterned papers, Totally PaperCrafts #45 ~ X-mas Punches
Simon Says ~ Show a Holiday GreetingOSAAT #42 ~ Old Stash/New Stash
City Crafter- Let it SnowPile it On #48 ~ It's all in the Wrapping
Paper Sundaes - Gift ItLittle Red Wagon - Christmas Tag or Bag
Fussy and Fancy- anything but a cardScrap-Creations-make it gift or wrap
Creative Card Crew -anything goes
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed week!