I needed a few smaller sizes of feminine gift wrap. Instead of cutting into a larger sheet of purchased gift wrap, I decided to create my own! And what a lot of fun that turned out to be!
Difficult to discern, the following photo shows all three of the sheets I made lying atop one another. I know. I know. It looks like a single sheet.
Using the gorgeous set, Beautiful Friendship, found on page 115 in the Annual Catalog, made this job easy and fun. And I think it provided wonderful results.
The ink colors I used in my gift wrap were Old Olive, Mint Macaron, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingo.
To start the stamping, I used Flirty Flamingo to create the image of the largest flower cluster. I stamped it four times on a 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper that was just a bit heavier than copy paper. If you look closely, you can see dribs and drabs of a darker color. It is supposed to look somewhat marbled. I then followed with the rest of the flowers, filling in space and turning the stamp constantly so all the flowers weren't facing the same way. I ended up with the leaves in two colors of green. I also made sure some of the elements extended beyond the edges of the paper.
Below you can see one of the gifts I wrapped with a sheet of my new gift wrap, sitting on top of the remaining two sheets.
Have you ever made gift wrap? I can't believe I haven't done this before now. I remember, back in the days of the roller stamps, it was always easy to create gift wrap. But this is an incredibly simple way to get a nice palette of colors to match your mood or the taste of the recipient.
Give it a try! You won't regret it.