Today at Practical Scrappers, we are sharing ten ideas for stamping! I decided to create an altered gift bag using stamping, and created a matching card to go with it. This was for my mother-in-law for her birthday this past weekend. Here is some close-ups and a photo of the bag before I altered it.
This bag is from a purchase when my mother-in-law and I went shopping recently. This bag didn't really need much altering. It was already kraft-colored to begin with. My first idea was to stamp directly on the bag so I could keep the kraft color. Unfortunately, since the bag did not lay flat, I decided not to do this, because the stamping would be uneven.
Instead, I painted the entire bag brown with acrylic paint and designed the front panel. I stamped the scalloped circle stamp repeatedly on the green cardstock, letting some of the stamping go off the page. After that dried, I added a paper doily and a (fussy cut) doily from patterned paper, also letting these go off the page. Finally, I added a stamped banner and a stamped butterfly circle, followed by some bling.
And here's the card I created to match the gift bag. I love matching, so having the card match the bag exactly is a win/win in my eyes!
Thanks for stopping by! Check out Practical Scrappers today for more stamping ideas.
PS: I am contacting the winner of the blog hop today. Make sure to check your inboxes to see if you won a package of the fun popsicle sticks I used!