Keeping with my Berry, Blue and Silver theme I decided I wanted to make wrapping paper and matching gift tags this year as well. The limited color palette is very aesthetically pleasing when grouped together under the tree. Since I was using all the same colors I thought it would be fun to vary the patterns so I went from very easy (Joy wrapping paper) to a more complicated layered pattern (Noel paper) which I will share with you today.
Time: 15 minutes to 45 minutes depending on the design
Tear off enough of the kraft paper to cover the gift you will be wrapping.
To create the layered look use a fork (I am using a baby fork for the example) to make a cross hatch pattern with Silvery Shimmer Delicata ink.
Heat set the Delicata ink to speed drying. As you can see it creates a stunning background which could be used as is.
Stamp Noel using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink over the entire sheet of kraft paper. Vary the direction of the image to add interest.
Layer 3 consists of several snowflakes stamped using Blue Belle VersaFine Clair ink.
Several more stamped snowflakes are added using Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink.
And finally Morning Mist a lovely shade of grey to finish it off. You will have created a beautiful multi layered wrapping paper worthy of any gift you have for giving.
Follow the same steps to create the matching gift tag.
Use a sponge dauber to apply Blue Belle ink to the edge of the tag. Add a bit of ribbon to finish it off. And here is my gift all wrapped up ready for giving. Below you will find additional examples to inspire.
- Kraft Paper (On a Roll – Paint Section of a Hardware Store)
- Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Oh So Fancy (Joy/Noel), Snow Much Fun, Snow Storm, Poinsettias in the Pines, Holiday Bell Trio, Deer Head, Christmas Greetings (gift tag sentiment)