Sunday, June 29, 2014

My Other Creations: "Wish" Gift Card Tin

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is to incorporate WHITE into one of your creations.  This is about as terrifying of a challenge theme as there could be for me!  I am just not a use-white type of gal, unless it's a white layer which I then cover with other colors.  I like white, but I struggle to make it a focal point in my projects.  Be that as it may, you can always find me using white Gesso, so that's the route I took when creating this gift card tin:

See?  That counts as white, right??  Okay, okay- I admit that I couldn't resist adding some Spun Sugar distress paint to give it a pink vibe, not to mention Colorbox rose-colored ink, but I started out with a layer of white Gesso and I still left a bit of it showing, so I'm counting it as good!

The tin I used is hinged on one side and is about the size of an Altoids tin.  If you need a good place to buy tins or bottles (especially in bulk), check out Specialty Bottle.

The front of my tin is decorated with fabric scraps and an apothecary jar, whose cork lid I adorned with decorative pins.  I got the "wish" sentiment from an old children's book that was on its last leg and I added a paper flower using a Martha Stewart hydrangea punch.

I love to make gift card tins because they show that you did a little more than run to the Walmart gift card wall at 11:59 pm on your friend's birthday because you totally procrastinated (not that I have a problem with that- everyone I know loves gift cards)!  But for those people who want to make gift cards even more personal, decorative tins or boxes are a great way to go. 

Here are some of the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I can't wait to see what wonders you create with our white theme!  Upload them to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!