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Monday, October 29, 2012

Holiday Gift Giving

Good morning to many and to those on the east coast I pray your home, family and friends are prepared for what nature is throwing your way. I'll be thinking specially of my design teammates that have mentioned all the preparations and the uncertainty the comes from hurricane weather.

I'm bringing my last Fabulous Floral challenge project to you today. There are only a few more days to play along before the new challenge is introduced on Saturday over at the Stampendous blog.

For the July catalog, I attempted to make a holiday decorated bag. The result was beautiful in real life, but when you go to take pictures of items that are larger than your light box and mostly black against white, the result is a little less spectacular. I wanted to show off the Jumbo Poinsettia in a non-traditional color so here it is. The whole bag. :)

The poinsettia is embossed with Midnight Black Embossing Powder and then colored with a darker shade of marker than the paper. After that, I sprinkled Aged Gold Embossing Enamel over the center of the flower. The last step is a few drops of Zip Dry glue in the center and cover it with Fun Flock from the Over the Rainbow kit.

During the holidays, you can never be without gift tags, so I cut out a few with a die cut (sorry I don't know the source for this one since it was gifted to me) and repeated all the steps. Lots of fun contrast and glimmer. A few thin strips of May Arts ribbon and button thread finish off these great little tags. Make extra for friends. They might use one on your holiday giftie!

Link up to the Fabulous Floral Party with your flower creation. Using Stampendous only doubles your chances of the challenge prize (but not required).

Note: At the time of each post I check the online store for their products. If it is not available in the store (it's a popular item!), then I'll direct you to a place where you can find a store in your area. This means you should be able to find these products at most local crafting stores or online.
Stamps: Jumbo Poinsettia Set (Stampendous)
Paper: Teal Textured cardstock (Bazzill), black gift bag
Ink: Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad (Tsukineko), Copic Markers
Accessories: Aged Teal Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), Midnight Black Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Over the Rainbow kit (Stampendous), ribbon (May Arts)

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  1. Wow! This bag and tags are fabulous! Did you emboss the flower first then melted the gold over it, or did you do that all in one step? Would love to know how you did that! Thanks for sharing!

  2. These are stunning! Beautiful blue poinsettias.


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