Good morning everyone! I am excited to be joining in this month's blog hop. The challenge this month is to make anything but a card. If you came here from Kristy's Blog then you're in the right place. If you got lost along the way you can get a full list of participants at The DeNami blog. A little while ago my friend gave me a few of these paper bags and said she was curious to see how I would use them. I had intended to use them on a card but when the theme for this blog hop came up I thought they would work perfectly for a gift card holder. My son has a male teacher this year so I can't give him my standard gift of handmade cards. I think a gift card will work well instead (I just hope this holder isn't too girlie)! I will probably attach it to a plate of cookies for a little extra holiday cheer! I pulled out my Ornamental Vine and Water Lily stamps to spruce up the bag. When I was looking at the Water Lily stamp I was wondering if I could make it a poinsettia. I pulled out my Stamp-a-majig and went to work...
And this is how it turned out. I embossed the Ornamental Vine on the bag and on four of the poinsettia leaves to give it a little bit of shimmer.
This is how I did it. I stamped them back to back.
Then I cut out two masks to cover the first two images.
This is how it looks after stamping to complete the circle.
I cut out the center petal twice...
And glued it to the stamped image.
If you want to emboss the petals you need to cut out four to glue to the main image. I was pleased with how it turned out. I love being able to find a way to use a stamp in multiple ways. More bang for your buck!
Thanks for stopping by! Now you are off to Karen's blog. Happy hopping!