Hi everyone! Sindhu here with a gift wrapping idea. If you are yet to gift wrap those last presents meant for special people in your life, this will work great! A few days ago, during my hunt for a fun gift wrapper, I realised nothing seemed perfect. So I just bought a big roll of plain kraft coloured wrapping paper. Nothing fancy about it except that it is not coated which is perfect for stamping.

 

 

Products used-

·        Candy Cane Lane Die

·        Holiday Littles Stamp set

·        Cup of Cheer stamp set

·        Christmas Eve stamp set

·        Merry Friends stamp set and

·        December Post stamp set

The stamp sets from the latest Holiday release have loads of incredibly adorable tiny images that are just perfect to create your own patterns on the gift wrapping paper. So I took out all the tiny images from the sets and started stamping randomly on the wrapping paper (I had cut a piece of paper that would be enough to wrap one present).

 

 

I used brown coloured dye ink for a softer look. To make the images stand out, use black instead of brown. And for a fun look, try stamping with Distress Oxides. But be careful as they tend to smudge before they dry completely. It took me around 45 minutes to cover a sheet measuring 14×24 inches. I decided that for the rest of the presents, I would not cover the entire paper with images as I did for this one. Instead, to save time, I would map the area that would show on the top and stamp the images like I did here but on the rest of the paper I would stamp them more sparsely. Another tip is to use larger images to fill the paper more quickly.

I used a gold coloured ribbon from my stash and decorated mote with die cut images using Candy Cane Lane Die set. I also added white paint splatters for fun!

 

 

I also created a card to go with the present. I stamped the images in brown using Memento Rich Cocoa ink and coloured the images with Copic markers. I didn’t spend a lot of time colouring. I usually use 3 shades of each colour but this time I only used two and on some, only single marker.

I added white ink splatters on the entire card front and a heat embossed sentiment in white on a piece if Kraft coloured cardstock.

I hope you like the card and will try creating your own patterns on gift wrapping papers. Thanks for visiting today! I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

Sindhu.

 

Regards
Sindhu.