August 1, 2014

Fun Stampers Journey Birthday Gift Bag

Pink, Black and White remains one of those classic, timeless color combinations.  Rose, a good friend of mine, issued a challenge on Facebook for Fun Stampers Journey Coaches and Guests to create a card using Pink & Black.  Sometimes I just can't help myself once the creativity mojo kicks in and ended up bending the rules slightly by creating a gift bag (not a card) and adding in white with a little yellow and orange (for the flame).   Here are the details on how I put it all together...


This gift bag is a mini - only measuring 4 x 5 x 2".  I purchase them in bulk, usually sets of 5 or so at craft or office supply stores.  I like the size of this one because it's the perfect proportion for my birthday cake stamp.


1. Stamp cake image from To You stamp set onto Whip Cream cardstock.  Stamp birthday sentiment Little BIG Greetings underneath.  I used Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink.
2. I used Copic markers to color my cake.  

{Tip}
True Color Fusion ink is a combination of die and pigment ink.  This gives you incredibly rich looking fine art stamped colors that look like pigment ink but dry like dye.  Because of the combination I quickly heat set my image before coloring it with my Copics.

3.  Trim the sides and bottom to resemble a banner.  Make sure the length of the banner fits the length of the bag ;)
4. Pierce holes a long the edges and sew a border using colorful thread


Journey Glaze is one of those products that I simply CANNOT live without.  Use it to add dimension to a project or as an adhesive.  It is a combination of a Glaze and a Resin!  It dries crystal clear and is self beveling.  I applied a few drops over my entire cake image - a little goes a long way.   Add it on thickly for a raised bevelled look or spread it out thinly for a shiny glazed look.  (see no running on the second image - LOVE) Either way it's going to be stunning!  Promise :)  I left mine to dry for about 15min.


{Stamping Chevron}

Love the look of Chevron and Fun Stampers Journey has a gorgeous background stamp called Chevron Trail.  I stamped the image using Black Licorice ink onto Whip Cream cardstock.  Trimmed the piece to fit the front of my gift bag.


All thats left to do is adhere the banner after I added the pearls to the almost dry Journey Glaze.  Then  I finished this baby off with a pretty bow and tissue paper!

{Supply List}

 Products for today's project can be found in the  Catalog here:

Fun Stampers Journey

Thanks for stopping by today.  Let me know if you have any questions about the products I used or any of the techniques.  Yay!  it's Friday :) Have a great weekend.

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