Sunday, October 10, 2010
Hi! Kristen here today.
Do you make your own gift bags? I tend to forget to have them on hand, and am often rushing to create a personalized gift wrap for my birthday person. What I do love to do is to create a matching set, card and bag, to show the recipient that I have put a lot of thought into their gift.
I am also sharing this fun technique I recently discovered. I used melted crayons to create these beautiful matching chipboard star embellishments.
What I did was to place my chipboard piece on some scrap papers, then I took several crayons in colors that were similar to each other, took off the wrappers, and used a lighter to melt the wax on the crayon enough for it to drip onto my star. I covered the star completely ( making sure not to burn the wax as it turns it black) then let the shape set and harden for about 15 minutes. It was cool enough to handle, so I used my ChipArt tools and stamped a fluer-de-lis in the center of the star.
After my star was cooled down further, I trimmed any excess wax off the shape with a knife and added it to my card, made a second and added that star to my bag.
To decorate the bag and card, I used gcd studios Smoothie Collection. I chose this collection for the beautiful fall like colors ( could also be end of summer colors) and made this great set.
Posted by Kristen Swain at 6:00 AM