Hello everyone! Today I want to share with you some lovely bits I created recently using my favorite Altenew stamp sets. My challenge for this project was to create a home decor item along with a matching card or tag. The first thing that popped into my mind was to create my own stamped wrapping paper and making a matching gift tag to go with it. But that idea felt very common, I wanted to twist things around a little bit and try something different.
So instead of wrapping paper, I decided to create some customized tissue paper for decoupage and customize a dull plastic container I use for my markers. It’s really simple to do and you really don’t need any special supplies. I took a sheet of facial tissue and peeled the layers to get the thinnest sheet possible. Tissue paper is very delicate and it is a little tricky to handle but if you are patient and careful with it you shouldn’t have any problems.
To make stamping easier I used a stamping platform but even though there are magnets to keep the tissue paper in place, it’s hard to stamp exactly on top of your first impression. It’s best to try and ink your stamps very well and press the platform to get a good stamped result with the first try.
If you haven’t done decoupage before, the only thing you need to know is glue-paper-glue. You want to start with a thin layer of glue on top of your surface (in this case a plastic container) and then carefully place the tissue paper on top of it. Then seal the paper with another thin coat of glue.
I chose to go for a black outline stamping across all the projects to make them look matching and cohesive. Although this is not a fancy technique I had to make my design work on a home decor item as well as a card so if I tried something like watercolor resist with heat embossing it would really complicate things.
For the card I decided to add a little touch of color while keeping the black and white elements at the same time. I die cut a few floral images and put together a very minimal yet beautiful card that looks absolutely stunning standing next to my new marker container.
As I was preparing for my card design, I decided to make an extra little piece. I cut some extra flower images to turn them into a planner charm. Now for a planner charm you need something more sturdy than a piece of cardstock. Ideally you can laminate your images but I was lazy to pull my laminator out so instead, I covered my images with packing tape to protect them. I poked holes on the flowers with a push pin and I tied them together with a piece of rope. You can connect them in any way you like just remember to create a loop at the top so you can hang the charm in your planner (it can also work as a keychain).