The following post is a guest post from rukristin Creative Team member Vanessa. Today Vanessa is sharing a step-by-step tutorial for creating your own DIY Holiday Wrapping paper using rukristin stamps.
I am definitely not someone who uses stamps in her crafts. I hardly use them in my art journal and very few actually make it into my Project Life albums. But whenever I do use stamps, I love them. So I am trying to be more proactive and use my stamps in innovative ways.
In the spirit of trying new things, I decided to use some stamps from the rukristin store to make my own wrapping paper. I’m warning you right now, it’s very addictive…but in a good way!
Gather some paper, your stamps sets and your ink. I am using some oversize drawing paper for this. You could also use kraft paper or even construction paper. I wouldn’t recommend cardstock because of the thickness of the paper. I wanted the first paper I made to have a Christmas / December holidays feel to it. I assemble some stamps from many of the different sets that I have:
- The circles from the Find Your Voice set
- The heart and + sign from the Relationship set
- The star from the Currently set
I arranged them on my acrylic block and started stamping them over the page with red ink.
I didn’t worry too much about spacing, just made sure I covered the sheet of paper completely. Then I took the lined circles from the Find your voice set and added them to the solid circles on the paper, off-centering them a little bit. I LOVE how that looks!
Finally, I took the ‘December’ stamp from the Basic Month set I stamped it randomly in open spaces on the paper.
I think this looks so cool. Definitely different than most holiday themed papers out there. It adds that personal touch and would be great for the office exchange gift, no?
Since I had so much fun with this, I decided to make a second sheet of wrapping paper. This time, I was thinking of a gift for a girl or for a baby shower. I used the girl icon from the Relationship set and printed in hot pink.
I left a roughly rectangular space in the middle of the page.
I used the circle outline from the Currently set to circle a couple of the girls on the sheet in black.
Finally, I filled in that empty space with ‘Just for you’ printed using the Basic alphabet set.
Really happy with how both of these turned out. I had never thought about how easy it is to make this kind of adapted wrapping paper. It is for sure that extra touch to make celebrations even more personal and friendly.
I can envision paper with the birthday month printed in black all over and then printed in a contrasting color. Or a sheet filled with random numbers and then the person’s age is in a highlighted color. It’s a testament to their versatility that all of these possibilities can be done using these stamps sets from the rukristin store.
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