Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Packed and Wrapped

Hello. Welcome.  It's a lovely warm day, for the time of year, but blowing a gale.  The house is creaking and groaning and getting out the front door is a challenge in itself.  What a lark......  So I decided to hide in my craft room and have a go at collage stamping as suggested by Mark's Finest Paper challenge.  

I started with a grey piece of A4 card and smudged all over with Festive Berries distress ink.  Then I arranged christmas sentiment stamps from Mark's Finest Papers Nutcracker, Holiday Tags and Dear Santa sets on an acrylic block, stamped and embossed with red powder.  I cut up my sheet, at which time I realised I should have had it portrait instead of landscape.  Duh!!  Or I should have thought before I cut.  Double duh!!

So I modified my original idea and made a package.  I mounted my stamped panel on a gold base card.  Then I stamped, embossed and coloured the candy cane from MFP Holiday Tags set.  I stamped the bow on the same gold card, embossed and added it to the candy cane.  I cut two strips of the gold card, about the same width as the stamped bow, inked the edges with black archival and stuck them to the card.  I am hoping this looks like a wrapped package.  

Now since I am a little slow to tidy up I am going to take advantage of all those little stamps on that acrylic block and I am going to make me another sheet of this fun background paper, portrait LOL

Joining the fun at

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz


  1. Very cool project - love it! I may have to try this ...

  2. This turned out great!!! Love the jolly, festive look of your red stamping on the white.

    I have an entry for it, too, that I have been trying to get posted for 2 days!!!! Ha. Moving in the right direction, at least.....I have the photos on my draft, so far. lol....
    <3 J

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  3. Love your creative idea! The text background and the gift box design are awesome! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  4. Love the background you created for the candy cane image. Great card. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge.

  5. Very creative! Wonderful Christmas card for sure. Thanks for playing along with us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge!

  6. Great take on this week's challenge. Thank you for joining us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge.

  7. Oh nice back ground Lovely card thanks for sharing at MFP SFF.............Lis

  8. Wonderful background you created!
    Thanks for playing this week at SF&F

  9. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 249 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

  10. Iona, I love your present! Great idea to make your own wrapping paper - thanks for joining our October challenge at One Crazy Stamper!


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