Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Vellum Beach Bags

Back again on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog

Today I have decorated 2 Vellum Envelopes turning them into Treat Bags.  

I created my shells first.  I die cut the large Scallop shell using the Die Versions Whispers Scallop Shell and the smaller ones using the Cheery Lynn Sand Dollar Starfish
I sponged Oxide Inks in various colors on to the white card stock designs.  I then splattered water on to the ink to lift some of the color up, while the card stock was still wet I also sprinkled some White Embossing Powder here and there, heated to seal it in.  You get  a weathered,  aged look, or possibly the look of barnacles.  It makes for an interesting look.

I stamped the shell border in Raven Black ink and colored with Copic Markers, 
stamp set by Gina K Designs, A Year Of Borders
I then added some Heat And Stick Powder, heated that and doused it all over with a Dazzling Diamond Glitter, then reheated it all to seal it in.  It sparkles!!!  

Wrapped each bag with twine 3 times and threaded a few pearl beads on to it.
Layered my shells together and adhered them to the folded lip of the bag.  Adding an Adhesive Pearl to the Sand Dollar for accent.

'Randomly' glued Orange and Yellow Sequins all over.  

Check out those barnacles lol

These treat bags will be entered into the following Challenges:

Scrapy Land, Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday, Bright And Beautiful

Here's what I used:

Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Fired Brick

Die-Versions - Whispers - Scallop Shell

Cheery Lynn Designs - Sand Dollar & Starfish

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  1. Such lavish and fun goodie bags, Donna! Your details are so beachy-elegant (is that a style?) and the colors are beachy-fun! Perfect die cuts for these yummy-holders. Your use of vellum is always magical, and these take it to new heights! hugs, de

  2. Well...that's just fabulous, Donna! I love your gorgeous shells! I also love how you added pearls to your twine! I just love everything about this one! :o)

  3. These are so pretty with the wonderful sea shell dies you used on them. The pearls and twine are fabulous additions too.

  4. Oh my gee, oh my gee, oh my geeeeeeee.......I love these so much. The colors are fabulous, the border is perfect, and what makes these so stinkin' adorable are the pearls. They are perfect here with the under-the-sea theme. ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR!!!

  5. Such a fun idea to use vellum for a treat bag. I love the shell border and the added baubles you added. Great idea.

  6. How fun is this goodie bag?!?!? The shells are so bright and colorful. The pearls are the perfect touch

  7. Love your rainbow shell, Donna - a great idea for our theme this week! Thank you for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  8. those are so very fun, and such beautiful colors. I have never heard of putting the embossing powder onto wet cardstock, it has a great result to it!

  9. Perfect summer fun bags! The design and colors are beautiful!

  10. What a cute goodie bag. I love your bright sea shells and all of the details. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrapy Land.

  11. Fabulous vellum treat bag, beautifully decorated. A perfect make from the crafter by the seashore! :-)