I may have mentioned it a time or two but here it is again…I love this big flower image in the Birthday Blooms stamp set. This set has been around for a few catalogs and it’s days may be numbered but it’s staying with me for a long time.
I used it on today’s project along with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits to create a gift card holder for a co-worker who was retiring.
The treat bag is cut out using the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper which is a free product available only during Sale-a-bration. This paper is simply gorgeous!
After stamping the flower image with Versa Mark ink, it was heat embossed with copper embossing powder and then colored using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. Coloring on an embossed image is so easy because the embossing creates a raised border which makes it easy to “stay in the lines”. And the Stampin’ Blends go on so smooth and even.
Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, the bloom is adhered to a Delicate White doilie. The doilie creates a pretty, feminine backdrop. The sentiment, from the Wild About Flowers stamp set, is also heat embossed in copper embossing powder. It’s cut out with the smallest die from the Lots of Labels framelits.
I created an inside card using Powder Pink and Very Vanilla card stock. I don’t have the exact measurements as I’ve already given the card away. On one side, I created a pocket for the gift card and stamped another sentiment from the Wild About Flowers stamp set. On the other side, the floral image is from the Bloomin Love stamp set and both are stamped in Soft Suede ink. I left the back side blank so everyone could write a message to our co-worker.
Special Note: Before gluing the Very Vanilla card stock to the back of the card, I cut another small label from Lots of Labels framelits, punched a small hole in the center and positioned it as a tab to pull the card from the treat bag.
I think that the Mini Treat Bags make such a perfect presentation for gift cards. It’s almost like getting a present with the present!
Thanks very much for checking in today and I hope your having a happy hump day!