Hi everyone and welcome to a brand new challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! This week, our theme is Christmas Gifts and the DT are showcasing Simon Says Stamp Products to create ideas for you to use ready for the big day...
For my project, I decided to use a beautiful stamp set to create some quick but beautiful gift ideas including a gift card holder, a gift tag for a floral display and a candy jar full of chocolates! As always, I hope you love what I've created and enjoy how I made these projects...
To begin with I created my gift card holder and started this by making a pocket that would hold the card. I began by cut a piece of kraft card measuring 11 x 7.5cm and a second piece to measure 13 x 8.5cm. Take the larger panel and measure and score at 1cm around three sides of the card panel. Fold along the scorelines and then attach the panel over the top of the smaller panel to form a pocket with the opening at the top. Mount the holder onto a piece of copper kraft core cardstock, leaving a border around the outside.
For the decorative panel, I used a piece of watercolour card and using jet black Archival Ink, I stamped the image of the Christmas tree from the So Very Merry Stamp Set onto the right hand side. I then water coloured the image using Distress Marker Pens and added a touch of shimmery magic with the Wink Of Stella clear glitter pen.
To add even more sparkle, I then added Tonic Nuvo Glitter Drops to each of the baubles which creates a lovely raised effect.
I inked the edges of the card with Old Paper Distress Ink, drew a border using a black fine line pen and then added some pearls and sequins around the tree.
To complete the arrangement, I used a really thin cinnamon stick which I snapped into two and then tied together with some Christmas Twine before sticking it over the top of my Holiday Greens.
I die cut some holly leaves from green kraft core card and added to the corner and used the Tonic Nuvo Glitter drops to create the berries. Matt the message tag onto a panel of kraft card and then attach to a memo pin. As the final touch, I added a star altered with Red Pepper Alcohol Ink and then dabbed with a small amount of gesso.
So, I hope this gives you some gift ideas and
As always if you do need any further inspiration, then you need look no further than our blog to see all the wonderful creations from all the very talented Design Team members and every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in and good luck....