Hello all! Happy Tuesday!
I’m back today with another tutorial for a couple little projects that I created for the new Distress color, Crackling Campfire. This time the color was used to create a couple tiny gift bags or party favors. When creating them, I was thinking that they would make the perfect place setting for Thanksgiving, hence the fall leaves and tiny grateful banner.
I created several background papers to cut the tiny leaves, nuts and mushrooms from, using various distress spray stains and highlighted with Crackling Campfire, which added the perfect fall splatters to all the tiny shapes. I especially love crackling campfire on the mushrooms…so dreamy and perfect mixed with a variety of distressed gray tones.
So, let’s get to makin’!
I started by creating the background papers for the wreathes and the bags.
I sprayed some watercolor paper with water and then spritzed the paper with a variety of distress brown spray stains (Brushed Corduroy, Ground Espresso, Gathered twigs) then dried the paper with my heat tool. I then spritzed drips of Crackling Campfire and Cracked Pistachio Oxide Spray onto the paper, spritzed the drips with water, to activate the oxide, then dried with my heat tool. This paper became the paper for the wreathes.
The wreathes were then cut from the paper and the edges rubbed with Ground Espresso Distress Paint.
Next, the paper for the treat bags…
Again, I spritzed a piece of watercolor paper with water and a variety of distress brown spray stains, then dried with my heat tool. After it was dry, I spritzed the paper with water and dabbed the drips up with a towel, then dried the paper again.
I spritzed the back of the paper and ran it through my Vagabond using the 3D Lumber texture fade, then dried the paper again after it was embossed.
Then the paper was used to cut the treat bag.
To highlight the 3D lumber texture, I lightly rubbed the bag with Ground Espresso Distress Paint, using my finger.
I cut two small wood slices out of watercolor paper and chipboard. In the center of the white slices I rubbed some Antique Linen Distress Ink.
Then rubbed the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
Then finally, rubbed the edges with Ground Espresso.
I smooshed some Ground Espresso onto my craft mat, spritzed the ink with water and dipped the slices into the drips, then they were dried with my heat tool.
Then, using a couple fine tip distress markers, went round and round with the marker within the center of the slices to create tree rings.
I rubbed the edges of the chipboard slices with paint, dried them and then adhered them to the watercolor slices.
The wreathes are slightly too large to fit the fronts of the small wood slices so a section of each of them was trimmed off to fit the wood slice and then adhered together with collage medium. This will be hidden with the tiny branches and leaves.
I created a few background papers for the Funky Foliage pieces. Here are a couple…
The mushroom paper… water, Hickory Smoke and Pumice Stone Distress Sprays, then dried with a heat tool, then drips and a mist of Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide Spray Stain.
Some of the leaves… water, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress Spray Stains, dried with a heat tool and drips and a spritz of Crackling Campfire Oxide Spray, then a mist of water to activate the oxide, and dried with a heat tool.
Using my sidekick, I cut out several of the foliage pieces from my backgrounds and adhered them together with collage medium.
Here are those lovely mushrooms… Crackling Campfire is the perfect color for them.
I blended all the edges of the foliage with Ground Espresso and blended the acorns with Antique Linen Oxide Ink.
Then I began arranging the wreathes and adhering the foliage into place.
The bags were adhered together and a piece of jute was added to the top. The bags were then dipped into oxide ink that was smooshed onto my craft mat then spritzed with water, then I dried them with my heat tool.
I stamped the word “grateful” (Tiny Text CMS394) onto a scrap of paper and trimmed it with a banner edge. All the layers were adhered to the bag and with that, my party favors were complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by today…see you soon!
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Love all your work!
So adorable!!! Beautiful job!
They are so lovely, the colors are real autumn ones. Thank you for making this tutorial 🥰
Robyn Peet says
Really beautiful Stacy, I love the Fire Camp colour, it reminds of Autumn, crunchy leaves falling from trees and the hint of the coming winter.
I love this. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for the tutorial.
Rhonda Stubbs says
My name is Rhonda and I am just starting to get into card making. I have a long way to go and you gave me some inspiration with the above tutorial.
Again, thank you for sharing your amazing creations and taking the time to include the step by step instructions.
Enjoy your day!
Nancy Wethington says
Another beautifully composed project. Anxious to get the new color!
Happy autumnal sigh!
I need a psychiatrist friend so someone can explain my love of mushrooms to me. It just doesn’t seem logical to me. I don’t eat them, I just like their looks and the magic of them. We’re having record rainfall in Virginia and long dormant mushrooms are everywhere. I saw these makes earlier. So special. And, I love and appreciate how you made a more perfect fit out of the wreaths, you’re my kind of maker.
Another amazing project! I am constantly in awe of your creativity and style. Thanks for sharing what you do!
Anne R says
A fabulous project Stacy, the bags are gorgeous on their own. The way the wreath fits is so clever and I just love how you did the tree rings and wow, the grays and crackling campfire are a match made in heaven! x
These are fabulous, Stacy!!! My Crackling Campfire will hopefully be arriving soon.
You are the best party favor maker ever! LOVE these cuties, and that new color is the firebomb!!!
Connie Griffin says
these little bags are the cutest ever, love the twig look to them and Autumn theme!
Oooh, I can feel the nip in the air and am putting on my buffalo plaid coat to ward off the chill! I feel like lighting the chimnea and roasting some marshmallows! How fun are these little bags! Your tutorial is wonderful! Thank you for sharing, Stacy! Can’t wait to get some of this delicious color!