A much brighter and more cheerful subject today! Tonight is craft group night and our groups are going to be decorating bags for Easter gifts/eggs. These are the two I've made as inspiration for my group:
We are using these cute Stampendous House Mouse stamps, featuring Monica mouse.
I used a polka dot mask on both bags, inking them up and then ran it through the Grand to emboss it, imprinting the ink on to the card. I gave the yellow card a much lighter covering on ink (I used Mustard Seed distress for this one and Peacock Feathers for the first one). It's Spring, I wanted them to have bright and cheerful seasonal colours.
I stamped the design and coloured them both with distress inks, using them as watercolours and then die cut using Spellbinders Labels 17.
To make the flowers I used Spellbinders Carnation Creations. I wanted a large Springlike bloom, so I followed a tutorial to create it as a carnation or peony like flower and used paper for more 'movement'.I inked the edges using distress inks to give a touch of colour on the edges of the petals.
Whilst I was using these stamps I made some cards, gift bags and boxes, which I will share later,
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