Sunday 5 February 2017

Peek Of The Week - Jenifer's Gift Bag

It’s Peek Of The Week Day today and this time around I thought I could mix things up a little by showing you something that isn’t a card.

I made this gift bag in the studio as part of the Desert Rose Four Day Deal. I’ve called it Jenifer’s gift bag simply because Jenifer’s email was the one that was pulled out of The Cup Of Chance.

If you happen to be reading this Jenifer, I’m very sorry but I can’t recall your last name, or whereabouts in the world you live…

The flowers and leaves were cut using the Desert Rose dies.  As I said in a previous blog article, the flowers and leaves are fantastic when laid flat, but in my view they really come alive when they are raised and shaped to give a three dimensional aspect to them, so this is what I’ve done when making the gift bag.

The edges of the flowers and leaves were inked using the same Rare Earth (Desert Sand) ink.  The point of inking them in this way is to try to achieve a distressed or a vintage look, and I think it works very well.

The gift tag was cut using the Tattered Lace tags die and was inked using the same process I used on the flowers and leaves.

I then cut the Desert Rose out of funky foam and used it as a stamp to create the background pattern on the bag itself.

The whole thing was finished off with ribbon and twine tied in a big bow on to the bag and a button was hot-glued on to the top.  This button co-ordinates with the button I placed in the centre of the raised rose.

A really enjoyable make, this – simple and very effective.

As always, now it’s your turn.  I’d like to see your makes, so please think about going over to my Facebook page and posting a picture or two of something you’ve put together, and tell us a little something about it.  It’s great to see them!


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