Friday, 15 November 2013

Inks & Stamps = Wrapping Paper

A totally different "canvas" for this Christmas make... The Impression Obsession challenge is all about holidays cards, tags, gifts and I decided to make my own wrapping paper with stamps. I have done this before and I won't lie... it is time consuming, especially for something that will get ripped up within seconds of being received! Still I have some spare paper I don't know how else to use taking up precious space!

First, I stamped Cover-a-Card Canvas (CC073) with Tumbled glass Distress ink, then gave the stamp a quarter turn and stamped again (24 stamping). This way, I obtained an overall color, which isn't possible with sprays (too much cockling) or using a brayer (a smooth application is out of the question).
Then I used the Rose Leaf Branch (F8199)  and stamped in Forest Moss Distress ink, re-inking only every third stamping to give some tonal variation.

Here you can see the detail and how the first generation stamping compares to the third generation stamping.

I am also entering the SSS Monday and Pan Pastels UK challenges.

Thanks for coming by,


  1. Such a clever idea ! beautiful !

  2. It really has given a lovely texture to the paper Christine :)
    Von ♥

  3. What fun project! Love the beautiful textures and great stamping. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  4. Beautiful wrapping! Thanks for explaining what you did. I love the canvas texture for this! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  5. That is so pretty! Love the texture! Thanks for playing the IO Challenge!

  6. Your paper is going to make one really pretty present! beautifully done! Thanks for playing in the IO challenge!

  7. Oh, c'est vraiment très beau !! Moi je trouve que ça mérite le temps passé, car en plus ces feuillages sont très délicats, ça se voit, et on voit aussi que c'est très bien fait... Donc j'aime, forcément ! :) J'aurais peut-être juste rajouté une image centrale ou un motif supplémentaire quelque part... tu n'as pas eu envie de le faire ? Bises Christine, et merci beaucoup pour ton gentil petit mot sur ma dernière page de scrap avec mes pépettes...

  8. How really creative and lovely, Crafty! Now I wish my Canvas stamp was smaller so I could do that as a card BG. Awesome!!

  9. Wonderful technique your paper looks great.

    Hugs Diane