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Monday, November 15, 2010

Poinsettias & Holly

Two projects today, one for the current ODBD Shining the Light (#37) challenge "anything but a card" and one for the current Waltzingmouse Sketch (#23) challenge. 

First up, my ODBD project.  Since it had to be anything but a card I decided to make a gift bag and tag.  I used the beautiful Poinsettia Background stamp and the Holly Tag set from ODBD, along with the matching tag die.  I stamped all the images on watercolor paper with Ranger Distress inks (Fired Brick & Forest Moss) and then did a bit of coloring using just the paintbrust and water to draw out the color from the inks.  Some Art Glitter (Inca Gold) was added to the centers of the poinsettias and Candy Cane Stickles to the holly.  Both the tag and the bag were finished with some hunter green seambinding tied into double bows.


For my Waltzingmouse card I used one of the holly images from the Heartfelt Creations set Elegant Holly Swirls.  I stamped the image on watercolor using Forest Moss distress ink and then using water and a paintbrush painted the holly by drawing out the color from the ink.  The large berries were colored using a red watercolor pencil, water and paintbrush.  Candy Cane Stickles were added to the smaller berries.  A hunter green button was tied around the wide striped ribbon and then adhered it to the piece as shown.  The sentiment was stamped on watercolor paper using Forest Moss. 


Thanks for taking a peek....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Gina K Designs:  Rocket Red & Spruce; Watercolor paper:  Strathmore; Stamps:  ODBD Poinsettia background & Holly Tag; Heartfelt Creations Elegant Holly Swirls; WMS Nutcracker Sweet; Ink:  Forest Moss & Fired Brick Distress Inks; Seam binding; ODBD tag die; Spellbinders small oval die; Cuttlebug; Art Glitter; Candy Cane Stickles

9 comments:

AnitaRex said...

The gift bag and matching tag are so pretty! I like how you have the oval sentiment hanging off! And what a great card!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Rosemary, oh my word, girl, this is beautiful!!! Love that fabulous bag and tag...so awesome!! Thanks so much for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Elise said...

{Just so you know, EVERY time I come to your blog you have MORE, more & more followers! *Swoon!* You're AWESOME!}

These are SUCH festive projects, Rosebud! Love, love, lovin' that bag & tag and fantastically crunchled ribbon {!} ... what a perfect gifty package! AND that last card with the lower swag of yummy stripped ribbon - schwing! LOVE IT! You are SUCH a might crafter, sweet Rose! Yee Haw!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful projects, Rosemary! love the big ribbon on your card!

Olga said...

Absolutely gorgeous, both the bag & tag and the card! You Rock!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are all so beautiful!! What a gorgeous card and bag!! Great colors and design! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week.

Michelle said...

I love the gift bag and tag!! I also love the card! The holly is so beautiful!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a wonderful assortment of projects! Great job decorating the gift bag and the tag is awesome! Your card is so pretty! Love the candycane striped ribbon! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Dana Gustafson said...

oooh! These are wonderful holiday projects! Love that stripe red ribbon in the card corner!