Tuesday, February 14, 2012

iCopic: Quick and Easy Gift Bag

Hello!  I hope all of you are having a terrific Tuesday!  I have had some great day's off  and yes.... spent more than a few in my craft room!  Aren't day's off just the BEST?! LOL

Today, I was able to post my Design Team card for iCopic Lover.   I wanted  to share a tip on how to make a cute gift bag quicker than you can blink an  eye!    I am using an adorable image by Cherry Cupcake  by Wild Rose Studio.  I think she has such a cute face and is a perfect stamp for any kind of celebration.    

E000, E11, R20

G20, YG63, G40 (This is one of my favorite color combinations!)

B000, B12, B32
Y0000, Y000, Y32

Hair:  E40, E42, E44, W6 and a White Sharpie
Sponged with Memento Bamboo Shoots Dye Ink  (Tsukineko)
Colorless Blender.   Texture was added to the dress by dotting the colorless blender.  The Colorless blender actually "moves" the ink .  The Areas of teture becomes lighter as it dries.  You can always go back and add more texture!

This is a plain gift bag that can be purchased in packed of 10.   
Tip:  I frequently use white so it will coordinate with whatever my color theme is for any given project.   

Background layer cut at 8.5 in. x 4.5 in. 
Top layer of designer paper cut at:  3.75 in x 5.5 in.
Focal image mat cut with Petite Small  Nestabilities Die (Spellbinder) .   I often use a combination of Large/small Petite Oval die for my focal image and it's mat.  

Left:  flat and without dimension.     Right: Scored, Sponged, Curled 

I like to make veins with a scoring tool, sponge with various colors of ink and curl with scissors slightly. Notice how much more dimension the lea on the right has when compared to the one on the left.   

The layers were adhered and the gift bag was embellished with ribbon, flowers and leaves.  I added Platinum Stickles (Ranger)  to the bow on the gift. 

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial on making a quick and easy gift bag for that special little girl.  I have a "little" friend that has her name on it.....   Now what shall I put in it for her little surprise?   

I am entering this gift baag in the following challenges:
Don't forget to stop by our iCopic Blog tomorrow and see what surprise Melissa has in store for you!


  1. Thanks for sharing your Copic know-how with this wonderfully detailed gift bag! Your work just amazes me every time I visit! I love the purple valentine on the post below too - such gorgeous vivid color! Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. I always love to see the transition of a blank image to a completed image ... especially when someone has mastered her colouring technique!

  3. Beautiful gift bag, Marie! The image is so sweet and wonderfully colored! Thanks for sharing the details!

  4. That's adorable. Wonderful coloring. I love that spray of flowers.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  5. I saw this on Make it Monday. Lovely bag and your coloring is fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

  6. oiiii Marie, this bag is soooooooooo cute, love it.

  7. Marie, I love the gift bag--what a great idea! And I love the way you make the leaves! I'll have to try that. :^)

  8. Gorgeous bag Marie...love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Outlawz Copic/Promarker challenge this week :)

  9. very cute bag, i might have to try this for myself!! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Alice B.

  10. Yep, yep, yep, yep, yep.....this is gorgeous! I would carry this bag with me everywhere!!! :D)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  11. Marie, this is just awesome!! What a wonderful coloring tutorial!! Maybe I can learn something from you!!! I love the punch that you used. Colors are great, and so many details!! I love them all!!!
    Come and visit my blog today. Us Design Divas are having our monthly "Oldies But Goodies" blog hop!!

  12. Stunning! Love the idea! Thanks for being a Cutie Pie for this Challenge! Woo x

  13. Fabulous gift bag and design!! Thanks for sharing with the Cutie Pies and good luck!!
    Hazel xx

  14. Wow, this is gorgeous! Saw you at Make it Monday. ~Diane (I am #23)

  15. So cute!! Love the colors and your step by step pictures are wonderful.

  16. What a pretty bag you have made here. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (The Crafty Purple Frog Design Team Member) xxx


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