Monday, 8 September 2014

Creative Expressions - Poinsettia Gift Box and Wrapping

Good morning, how are you all this morning?  It's Monday which means it's time for my project for the Creative Expressions Blog and this week I have decided to make a gift box and wrapping with the gorgeous new Sue Wilson Poinsettia dies and stamps.  I have also shown how you can make your own sparkly embellishments to play with.  As always I shall highlight the products from Creative Expressions during my step by step.
I would like to enter the following challenges -
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Use Acetate (I used acetate to make a stencil and the leftover made the poinsettia on top of the box in between the glitter poinsettias)
Let's Craft and Create - Anything Goes

Gift wrap with tag and gift box :-)

And now for the step by step, you can also print the tutorial sheet from HERE

I painted a box from my stash with Cosmic Shimmer Paint Gold, I also
painted a piece of card stock but didn't use it in the end.

I mix some Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent Pigment Lava Red with some water
in a spray bottle and sprayed all over the box.

I stamped the Creative Expressions Single Stamp Pinstriped Poinsettias with 
Ranger Perfect Medium and Cosmic Shimmer Christmas Red Sparkle embossing powder.

I sprayed some brown wrapping paper with Cosmic Shimmer Mist Rich Gold and
the red lava spray from earlier.

I cut down a Inkssentials Kraft Tag #8 to a size #5 and sprayed it with the above sprays.

Next I embossed the Creative Expressions Stamp Set Textures (script) with
Cosmic Shimmer Detail Embossing Powder Bright Gold and Perfect Medium.

To make the embellishments I cut some Creative Expressions Craft Die Classic Poinsettias
in acetate and added thickly some Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste Berry Red on
my heat craft mat.  This takes up to 24hrs to dry.

I also used the handmade stencil thinly over the paper and tag with the paste from

If you don't want to wait 24hrs an alternative is to do it on Card Stock but use
it thinly, this way it dries in 1-2hrs and can be cut out.  I also cut from acetate
some of the larger poinsettias.

I had these acetate poinsettias left from the stencil so I decided to use Adirondack
Alcohol ink in Red Pepper and Gold Mixative. I did think that next time
I make a mask I will use a small bit of Wendy Vecchi Clearly for Art, that way
you can manipulate the left overs :-).

I wanted mega sparkle so I used Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitter Sahara Gold and
Fire Red in tubs, I then painted some Creative Expressions Pearl String and Pearl Gems
with a thin coat of Cosmic Shimmer Glue and then buried them in the glitter.
Silk glitter is so fine and super gorgeous, you can even stamp on it.

As you can see, you hardly use any of the glitter but left with some
really sparkly embellishments.  I always leave the end pearl without glue so I can
hold on to them while putting them in the glitter, then when dry cut that one pearl from
the string.  I also leave the pearl gems on the acetate sheet.

I cut some felt from the poinsettia dies and added detail with a gold promarker and then
added one of the dried embellishments and gold pearl.  I then added a split ring 
so make it into a charm for my gift wrapping.

I cut the card down and added Distress Marker Festive Berries around the edge.
I then built them and the acetate ones into a poinsettia topper for my box.

I wanted to give more definition to the tags, so I glued some of the embellishments
on top, then easily cut too size.  I also added some gold pearls.

And of course what's left can be used for another day :-).

Right I better be off, sorry about not doing the other post at the weekend, I just felt so poorly with this sinus infection.  Luckily I think the antibiotics are slowly working so feeling a lot better then I was.
Happy Creating :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx


butterfly said...

Completely stunning Christmas creation, Kerry - the poinsettias are glorious, and the glittery shimmery look is so glamorous. So sorry to hear you've not been feeling well - do hope the antibiotics will kick in properly soon. And also sorry that I've not managed a proper catch-up yet... they're working us pretty full-on here!
Alison xx

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Kezzy! Simply stunning! I love the detail, the textures and the final presentation...gorgeous. We are so pleased to let you know that your project is featured on our FB page today. We thought our followers would want to see this and get a jump on their holiday packaging makes.
Chana Malkah Harris, Owner
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

Mandy said...

Fabulous creations Kezzy, thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create for our latest challenge.