Friday 30 April 2010

Gift card holder

Over at Winter Wonderland we have been playing with making gift card holders for Christmas. I enjoyed it so much I thought I would have a go at making a non Christmassy one for a friends birthday. Ive used left overs from the last commission card I did using the tutorial in Craft Stamper. The colours are adirondack lettuce and denim applied with a shaving brush! Then I have crackle stamped it with a Tim holtz stamp in denim and then again with a paperartsy clock stamp in denim. The leaves around the edges have been stamped with archival black using a stampin up stamp. The bird is from Graphicus and not sure about the explore imagine dream stamp.
I have adjusted the measurements to fit this fab tag from 7 Gypsies which I picked up on my last Graphicus trip. Edges lightly brushed with denim and a seal stamp by stampin up saying Happy Bithday to finish. Around the bottom I have added some navy ribbon and a little celebrate metal embelishment. Now all I have to do is buy the gift card! If you like the idea of making gift card wallets there are a number of them listed over here You can see my Christmas one here
Happy Friday blog Buddies x
* just to answer the questions about the brush - yes it was applied using the brush in circular movements the results are a smooth layer of colour. Have a babywipe flat on your surface and once you have finished, with the colour, circular movements on to the wipe removes the ink. You will need 3 brushes 1 for light colours, 1 for medium colours and one for darks. The brushes Ive been using were 99p from Boyes. At first they loose a few bristles but this doesnt affect their performance. I also trimmed the tops of the bristles so they were more even. Hope that helps x


  1. Gorgeous Janet, love the colours, did you stipple colour on? not used brushes before, I fancy a go!
    Big hugs
    Have a nice weekend
    Tracey xx

  2. Love this one the colours are brilliant and love the images just perfect
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. This is fabulous, so much depth and beautiful colours.

  4. Such gorgeous colours! I love the background. I've never thought of using a shaving you use it in circular movements or stippling?

  5. Fantastic, love the colours and image.

  6. Gorgeous projects both! Cant wait to have a go, need a demo on that technique, you've got it to a tee and it looks fantastic on your work.
    x Michelle

  7. Love it!!! Love it, love it, love it!!!! Hugs xx


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