Saturday, October 1, 2011

MFT October Guest Designer Challenge

**this is my second post for today, scroll down for SFYTT**

This month's Guest Designer challenge at MFT is to create Pretty Packaging.  I had a few different thoughts on what to do, and finally ended up with this:

Frosted Christmas Roses

I wanted to do a Christmas package, but I don't have any MFT Christmas stamps, so I decided to show how you can use die-namics for ANYTHING!

To start, I die cut a Fancy Flourish out of scrap paper to make my stencil for the wrapping paper.  I then sponged cream ink over the stencil, creating a patterned wrapping paper on my kraft cardstock.  I wrapped the present, which is a clear plastic box filled with some MFT cards, of course!  I knotted some May Arts gingham ribbon around the box, to which I attached my tag.  To make the tag, I started with a 1-3/4" circle of cardstock as a base.  I cut and rolled three large roses and glued them on the circle base.  I added holly leaves cut from two colors of green cardstock, and two flags stamped with "christmas" and "joy".  To frost the roses, I squeezed some Crystal Effects on the edges and dumped Sugar Dust on them, and let it dry overnight. After I cut the frame from First Class Friend, I added some pearls on the bottom and just slipped the open frame under the loose ends of the ribbon knot on the package.  I used green Mono Multi to glue the rose base to the ribbon knot.  That stuff is the best!

Here's a close-up of my frosted roses:

Thanks for stopping by, I am off to try to clean up Sugar Dust,
that stuff is worse than glitter!


Lisa H. said...

oh, WOW! BEcky....this is fantastic. I am in love with how you used the negative of the flourish die to make your background. This has a touch of vintage. I adore your sugared roses and the postage frame! LOVE. IT. good luck!

Steph Herbert said...

Awesome packaging! Good luck with the contest!:)

Brenda said...

Those flowers are spectacular Becky!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous, love it!!