Sunday, August 30, 2009
Limelight Week 4 with Makiko -- Bath Gift Set
Hello everyone. It's Makiko and this is my last post being in the Limelight! I think you have already noticed that I LOVE Flourishes stamps, lol. I just got the newly released set, Cherries and Peaches. Of course, I had to get them dirty :):) Did I mention my other addiction is buying stamp supplies?? LOL.
For today's project, I embellished a bath set to match a cute card. As a stamper/paper crafter, I love decorating gifts and adding a personal touch, and I love seeing the smiles when I give them :) Embellishing gifts also gives the impression that you got them from a specialty store, don't you think? As a matter of fact, those bath bottles are sold at major discount stores ;)
Here is the close-up
I stamped the sentiment & the word "peach"on Flourishes classic white cardstock, then it was sponged with wasabi green ink. I layered it under the apricot mat that was cut out with Nestabilities label four and embossed with the embossing folder so that it peeked from behind the window. The peach image was stamped on the classic cardstock and colored with Prismapencil colors, then blended with Odorless Mineral Spirits (OMS). I also used Twinkling H2O's (chestnut brown) to emhasize the shadows.
The colored peach was trimmed and mounted as you see. I embellished the card with the silk ribbon, rhinestones and decorative corners. I made a step by step tutorial slide show on how I colored the peach image on the bottom of the post if you are interested! ;)
Using the heavy duty adhesive tape, the bath bottle was wrapped with 2 mats that were cut out with Nestablities label four (the largest die). I folded the mats in half and scored the other folding line to fit the side of the bottle. The ribbons were wrapped around the mat and the bottle lid. The sentiment was shaped to fit the circle mat when it was stamped. After the mat was sponged, I adhered the colored and trimmed peach image on the same mat and embellished the rhinestones.
The slide show below is the tutorial show how I colored the peach. If you have any questions about all of my tutorials including the past ones, please e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Enjoy!
Well, that's it from me! Thank you for taking your time to see my Limelight projects. I would also like to thank Flourishes giving me this wonderful opportunity. I'll continue to show what I create in my blog. I hope you will have a wonder week!!