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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Anything But a Card Challenge

Hi Everyone!

I created today's project for the Impression Obsession Anything But a Card Challenge.  When I learned about the challenge I had just purchased their incredibly beautiful wooden Zinnias stamp and was dying to use it right away.  So I decided to use it on a gift bag. 
The Impression Obsession wooden stamps that I used for this project were
Blooming Spring
Bee Back
Bee Right
The bag was created with a Timeless Template from PaperTrey Ink called "Around the Town".  I ran double sided patterned paper through my printer to print the bag's pattern.  I followed their directions to create my bag and used an oval punch to create the handle. 
I used my Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad to print the stamp onto some water color paper.  Then I used my DerWent water color pencils to color in the flowers. 
I mounted the water color paper onto a rectangle of paper that is the same as the lining of the bag. 
I die cut a tag and stamped the text onto it.   I masked my stamp so that I stamped just one of the zinnias onto the tag along with 2 bees.  I attached the tag to the bag with a brad from my stash. 
I am planning to create some all occasion spring themed cards to put inside the bag.
Have a great night! 


Shirley said...

Wow, Carol, this is just lovely! What a great way to give a gift and what a keeper too! I am loving doing the challenge this way so I can look and comment too! Thanks for playing and good luck in the drawing too!!

Shannon White said...

Carol, this is too adorable, what a great gift! 8-)

Peggy Burns said...

What a great creation. Great end of year gift for some teacher.