Lately I’ve been going to a lot of 40th birthday parties. Yes, all my friends are turning 40. For whatever reason the majority of my friendship circle is a good decade younger than me. I like that. It makes me feel younger. Anyhoo, with all these parties and presents I’m on a campaign to come up with different ideas for wrapping. Today I’m going to show you a cute, easy wrapping idea that you can personalise to suit the event. I also made a pretty card to go with it that you might like too. So here is a little tutorial for making stamped gift wrapping paper.
So you’ll need some stamps (any that you have in your supplies), black indian ink or ink pads, watercolours or acrylic paints and brown paper. And if you like you could get yourself some of these gel pens – Uni-ball Signo. I have the Angelic Colour eight pack. I love these pens so much! They really pop on coloured paper and look lovely on kraft.
So to start with you simply stamp your plain brown paper with whatever designs you like – have fun. You could do it in a line or random stamping. Experiment with whatever stamps you have on hand. I felt it needed something else so I added some coloured painted watercolour lines. And to give it a bit of colour I used my ever so handy gel pens to colour random areas of the stamped design.
For the matching card I stuck with the same colour theme, again using my gel pens. I used a pre-made black blank greeting card. You can buy these from the $2.00 shop in packs with a matching envelope. I made a simple cardboard bunting by punching out some triangle shapes from coloured card stock. And then used my pens for the text. I’ve been playing A LOT with hand lettering lately and am enjoying it so much. A tutorial on some of the skills I’ve picked up will be coming soon. You can see how these gorgeous gel pens show up so well against the black card stock.
Let me know if you give this a try. I would love to see what you come up with.