I used a 9x12 kraft brown envelope, and the instructions found HERE to create the gift bag before stamping the grapes. I loved the dark green and burgundy colors against the kraft brown color. (I found the envelopes at an office supply store years ago. I also found several options on Amazon. Look for “9x12 kraft brown catalog envelopes.”) After scoring the folds (I used my Score Pal, but a bone folder, scoring blade on a paper cutter or other options would also work) I folded the top of the envelope over, tore the edge of this “flap”, and stamped the grapes before folding and taping the gift bag. I then created a knot bow with paper ribbon from my stash (I think I’ve had them since the 80’s!) and attached it to the flap. To keep the bag closed, I added a Velcro dot under the flap (which also makes the bag reusable!) Lastly, I created the tag that features a wonderful sentiment from a Beccy’s Place digi set named “Lamb of God.” I added a bit of elegance by highlighting the sentiment with a glittery gold gel pen and layering it onto brushed gold and metallic burgundy cardstock.
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I wanted to make a masculine card to enter into the current Scribbles Challenge and decided to use three of the colors in the current Outlawz Color Challenge (purple, green and a touch of fuchsia- in the paper behind the tags.) I looked through my files for the “just right digi” and found this great one from Polkadoodles named “Knight Dude.” I colored the dude and his scaley friend with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen, plus added texture on the dragon wings with a silver gel pen. I used a square kraft card as my base, adding a wonderful Fairy Tale Subway Art free digi from TLC Creations (you can find it HERE). I wanted to add some silver accents and opted for sparkly silver stars. I cut the center from the largest one and taped it atop a slightly larger star cut from a piece of a plastic document folder. These versatile items come in a pack of assorted colors and can be found in the office supply section of most stores. I really like using them on my cards because they're often cheaper than colored vellum and are more translucent. The plastic is easy to fussy-cut with a nice, sharp pair of scissors. Don’t you love how the Subway Art image peeks through? The sentiment tickets on the front and inside of the card are from the Knight Dude digi set.
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My final card features a wonderful digi from a talented artist and author named Sherry West. Sherry has a wonderful shop HERE
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