Sunday, January 1, 2012

Gift Card Holder

Here's a quick and easy to make gift card holder that I used recently to hold a Christmas gift and loved the wintery look. I used a gift card holder template from the Dec 2011 Vamp Stamp News issue that had a whole bunch of different ones to try. To decorate it, I used Oxford Impressions set "Winter Snow" stamps on glossy paper. After stamping the little boy and postmark with Archival Ink, I stamped the other background stamps using Ranger Watermark Resist ink and then rubbed distress inks over all but his face to color the glossy cardstock.

This is how the opened holder looks. I used a Sizzix embossing folder to create the snowflake paper and then rubbed over the embossing with Snow Cap Pigment Ink for subtle highlights.

6 comments:

Janine said...

hi Penny, a very happy new year to you and your loved ones. I hope we see this year also again lots of great art from your hand. ☺ I love this holder!! Best wishes from janine

lynne said...

A very special way in which to present a gift card. He makes me smile as he has the most unhappiest face!!
Wishing you all the very best for 2012. I hope it treats you and yours kindly.
Lynne x

Sherry Edwards said...

It's gorgeous Penny, love the snowy, wintery look it has.

Wishing you a very Happy and creative New Year xx

Debbie K. said...

Gorgeous, Penny! You do such wonderful projects and have a real eye for colors. Happy New Year to you and yours.
May the new year bring much happiness!
- DebbieK

Deb (dcorder) said...

Gosh, I love this! Filing it away for next year!

JeanFB said...

Love this, Penny - it's absolutely gorgeous! Such wonderful texture and fun little details.