Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Limited supplies take 2 - vellum christmas gift bag

You may remember that one of my challenges over at ILWS is a limited supplies one and I've opted to repeat this challenge for today's project.

The challenge is that no card is allowed! You can use acetate, vellum, DSP, candles, tiles coasters ... in fact anything just as long as it's not cardstock.

My stamping uses two very popular sets at the moment that luckily have made it through to the new catty (and no wonder, I think we'd have had some major complaints if these had retired so soon).

Stamp sets: Dasher, Serene Snowflakes
Cardstock: Cardstock Vellum
Ink: Versamark
Satin Ribbon: Whisper White
Other: Silver EP, White EP, Dazzling Diamonds, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets

I created the gift bag from cardstock vellum and cut and scored it in preparation (just gently scoring with the bone folder in the paper cutter groove, deep scoring will tear the vellum). I then decorated the gift bag before assembling. Dasher was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Silver EP and the trio of small snowflakes from the Serene Snowflakes set were stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with White EP. A 2-way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds add a little bling to the bag (just visible in the pic). To assemble the bag I used SNAIL on the base and for the vertical join, which I kept to one of the bag corners so that it doesn't show too obviously. Pewter Jumbo Eyelets were used to add a Satin Ribbon handle.

My first full order should be arriving today (we had a more limited range to choose from for the demo pre-order) and so I'll get new punches to play with, DSP, bling, the new spritzer tool (so you you can expect some more distressing soon). Oh and a brand new stamp set and several new to me stamp sets (ie. ones that have carried through from the old catty that I hadn't gotten around to ordering). Guess what I'm up to this evening?

Edited 16:37 That'll teach me to read all the parcel tracking info fully next time - today's parcel is all my customer's Serene Snowflakes sets that they've been waiting for. Tomorrow's parcel is my new toys.


Sara xx


Elizabeth said...

Oh WOW! Sara - that bag is beautiful. I love using vellum and that project is sooo pretty. Thanks for the inspration. I am so going to be making one this weekend. :)

Heather x said...

Oh this looks so elegant babe, love the reindeer :)
Have fun with your new toys...when they come ;)
*hugs* Heather x