Black and White Poinsettia Ticket Card


An A2 landscape orientation fit the Poinsettia Tickets Rubber Stamps and the Holly Ticket Rubber Stamp (same collection).  I love stamping white ink onto black paper, so I continued with the black and white theme this season.  The accent color stripe is an olive green velvet 1/4" ribbon on top of textured olive green paper trim.  The holly trim running along the top and bottom of the card front is a special trick.

I took our Holly Branch Rubber Stamp, cut it out and added some pink opaque marker on the holly berries.
The Holly Branch makes a nice trim piece with its jagged leaf edge. It was easy to tear the black and white striped paper to fit between the holly trim.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the same Holly Branch and the "Happy Holidays" stamp from our Holiday Grunge Seal Stamp Collection.



Holly Christmas Card


This card size is a 5.5" x 5.5" (13.97 cm x 13.97 cm) and features rolled corners to reveal our Holly Background stamped in Dark Green StazOn ink onto white card stock.  I tore the black and white striped paper along the top and bottom edges and rolled the edges, adding decoupage to hold the curl. 
I actually stamped the Holly Background and cut it in half since I was only revealing a little in the corners on the red matte.

The off-center 'centerpiece' is one of our ticket rubber stamps from the Holly and Poinsettia Tickets Stamp Set.  Some green glitter paint is added on the corner curls so to minimize the white.


From Shopping Bag to Gift Bag

This brown paper shopping bag was converted into a fall gift bag with a foliage theme.  I took a 6" x 8" (15 cm x 20 cm) bag and with some stamping made it fun to give again.  How did I take a 3" x 4" background rubber stamp and hide the seams? The secret is tissue paper. 

Photo below shows our Fleur De Lis Rubber Stamp stamped 4 times using Ranger's Distress Ink in Walnut Stain.  No alignment tools were used.  BEFORE FOLDING:
Tissue paper is so easy to fold that you simply crease along, hiding the white in-between areas.  AFTER FOLDING:
 
For this sized bag, our Fleur de Lis stamp fits 4 times perfectly. 
Photo Below: For the other side, I used our Burlwood Background Rubber Stamp.  That stamp measures 3.75" x 5.75" and only had to be stamped 2 times. 
Each side of the bag has a centerpiece of a leaf or leaves stamped on watercolor paper and colored in with Derwent Inktense Colored Pencils. 
Photo above features our Elm Leaves Rubber Stamp
Photo above features our Autumn Leaf Rubber Stamp.
I had saved this bag from a store.  It said, "Please Recycle" in bold letters across the front so that's what I did.  I love the look of craft colored paper and with some walnut stain distress ink, and brightly colored in centerpieces, this bag has been up-cycled to "gift bag" status!

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