How to Make a Warm Winter Wishes Gift Bag
These rubber stamped paper gift bags coordinate with our Warm Winter Wishes Greeting Cards.
Both projects are fairly easy to make because you use only one colour of ink, embossing powder and a single large rubber stamp.
- Paper gift bag
- Rubber stamp
- Small Ink dabber
- Pigment Ink Pad[White or Silver suggested]
- Embossing Gun [Heat Gun]
- Embossing powder
- Rubber Stamp Positioner or similar tool
- Wood Piece to fit inside of bag
- [support for a clean stamp impression]
Insert a piece of wood into the gift bag that is larger than your rubber stamp image. I used a small wood cutting board for this. Using your rubber stamp positioner, position your rubber stamp image as desired. Stamp the image. I used a single rubber stamp [Warm winter wishes] as well as a few small snowflake stamps.
Be careful not to smear your inked image. Add a few snowflakes around the top area of the stamped image.
Using a dabber [a small piece of cosmetic sponge works great, if you don’t have a dabber] apply a small amount of pigment ink around the bottom area of the bag. This creates the snow that you see in the photo.
Before the ink dries, apply white embossing powder to all areas that have been stamped. Shake away any excess powder and if necessary, use a small paint brush to brush away small amounts of powder that have been left behind around your stamped image. Using your embossing tool or heat gun, apply heat to the
embossing powder. Any residual powder left around the image will emboss, so be sure to remove any that is unwanted.
I continued the snow effect around the entire bottom of the bag and added an image to the back of the bag, using the same method, with a very small snowman rubber stamp.
These bags are very easy to decorate. If you have never rubber stamped before, you may want to practice a little on some paper first. The art of stamping takes a little practice to achieve perfect stamped images, but it isn’t all the hard.
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