Hi, card makers! Rebecca
here with a non-card item today! Gift wrap has gotten SO expensive these days! I love all the fancy and cute patterned tissue papers but after buying them, ribbons and everything else you need, you sometimes end up spending as much on the wrapping as on the gift! Today I want to show you how you can take plain white tissue paper along with a tag and use your card-making supplies to turn them into fun decorative gift wrap.
Along with plain white tissue paper, you will also need some fun colors of ink. You can use any ink pads you have. I used an assortment of dye and hybrid inks. You will also need an acrylic block and stamp set. I used a set that included several sizes of circles but you can use any of your favorite stamps.
I chose a different color of ink for each size of circle. Then I stamped them randomly all over the tissue paper. Make sure you place something underneath the tissue to protect your work surface because the ink will bleed through!
To make the gift tag, grab a plain white tag and treat it with antistatic powder. Stamp a coordinating design with watermark ink and cover with white embossing powder. Heat-set your design and you’re ready for the next step!
Grab the same inks you used to stamp your tissue paper and an ink blending tool.
Create sections of colors over the embossed image. Even though I was just using dye and hybrid inks, I found they blended really well. Use what you have and what you love!
I finished by die-cutting “happy” from glitter foam. I then stamped and heat-embossed “BIRTHDAY” onto black cardstock with white embossing powder.
Finally, wrap your gift with your now-dry tissue paper and attach the tag with a tulle ribbon which you can also use to create a bow. The beauty of creating your own gift wrap is that you can create it specially for the recipient using their favorite colors or designs. I think it would even be fun to try metallic inks on black tissue paper. The sky’s the limit!
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Birthday stamps and dies from My Favorite Things; Let’s Bokeh stamp set from Lawn Fawn; Bokeh Polka Background stamp from JustRite Stamps; Hybrid ink pads (indigo, green apple, orange soda, bubble gum) from Hero Arts; VersaMark watermark ink pad from Imagine; white embossing powder from WOW! Embossing Powder; mini round ink blender from Ranger Industries Inc.