Friday, November 26, 2021

#133, its a wrap. A gift bottle of wine.

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!
 
Hi there, Riet here.  I love this challenge!
It's something different than making a card.
I thought long and hard about this project, and thought it would be fun to wrap a wine bottle!
But I didn't want to do it the traditional way.....
I used the Labels set and the beautiful Lycaonia stamp,





So I changed the label with the nice label set stamp.
I left the original label on the bottle and sponged the edges with distress ink Walnut Stain.
I stamped the wine label stamp with micro glaze then sponged the label with distress ink Dusty Concord.
I sponged the outside of the label with distress ink Chipped sapphire. 
I also did this with the bow and a stamp from the pieces
of architecture set.
The bow is a die cut.



And now the top of the bottle.
Take a strip of paper that fits easily on the bottle.
Make the strip 8 cm wide.
I made a drawing of the model.

Note that the bottom strip is folded forward.
In this way it is a kind of pocket into which a tag will be inserted later.
Sponge it like the label and bow.
Now you make a tag that fits in the bag and sticks out slightly above it.
Make some dots and stars with a white gel pen.
With a stencil I wrote the Merry Christmas on it.

Now stamp the Lycaonia stamp with black waterproof ink.
I coloured this stamp with pencils, but you can decide for yourself with which you colour.
Glue her on the front edge of the bottle band.

Now put the band with the tag in it around the bottle neck, 
see how tight it has to be so that the tag does not bend too much.
Glue the two ends together.
Assemble the bow and glue it just below the Lycaonia stamp.
 And you're done.

I hope you liked it, if you have any questions feel free to ask.
This was my last contribution for this challenge.
But the challenge runs until November 30th.
So you can still participate and stand a chance to win a prize.
And who wouldn't want to win free rubber stamps.


 

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

It's A Wrap: Black and White Gift Box

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hi all from Laurie!  We have a fun and unusual challenge going on right now here on the Portal:  It's A Wrap.  So for this one, we want to see what you can make in the way of gift wrap, boxes, bags, tags, etc. using your rubber stamps.

I decided to go with a gift box for this one.  I had this round paper mache box on hand already, so just needed to dress it up!  I used the Ledger and Little Diamond background stamps from Lost Coast Designs and the Architectural Square stamp from Carmen's Veranda.  

I started by stamping the ledger stamp 4 times with black ink on off white scrapbook paper.  I evenly cut all four stamped images with a paper cutter to the same size.  I then turned them over and taped the pieces together to make one large "ledger page".  I put my box lid upside down onto my ledger paper and traced around it.  I cut out around that pencil line to get the top for my box.  I edged it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and glued it to my box top.  There was enough of my stamped paper left to cut 1" strips to glue around the edges of the box lid.  

Then I stamped my diamond background with black ink onto the same scrapbook paper.  I had to stamp three times to get enough to cover the sides of my box.  I cut those to 3 inch pieces and glued them around the edges of the bottom of the box.  I also distressed the edges with the same distress ink.

After fitting the lid onto the box, I tied some black ribbon around the box.  I stamped my Architecture  square onto the same card stock and cut it out, inking up the edges.  I punched a hole in one
corner and tied it with the same black ribbon as a gift tag.  The back side of the tag is plain so plenty of room to right on.

Come join us for this super fun challenge - we are excited to see what fun wrapping things you can create, and don't forget to use your rubber stamps!






Monday, November 22, 2021

Bag gnome

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hello all Cathy here with a bag for you gifts to go into.
Stamps Used:
Started out stamping Santa gnome with toys and I used my scan-n-cut machine to cut it out. I then colored  Santa gnome with toys with my copic markers to match the bag that I had. 
After I colored Santa gnome with toys I added some glitter to the fur trim around Santa. I then layered him on a gray die cut and added a saying. I then added it all to the front of the bag. 

I hope you will join the challenge here. Also it doesn't have to be Christmas wrap. It could be for a birthday or anything.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

It's a wrap: Pyramid box

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hello everyone, welcome to our It's a wrap challenge! Read everything about it HERE and participate!
I made this pyramid box using a template, so easy! 


This is how I made it:

I drew all the lines of the box with a pencil through the template onto a piece of stamping cardstock and cut it out.

I pressed three colours of water soluble ink on the glass plate (or craft sheet) , sprayed it with water and coloured the paper with it by swiping it through the wet ink.

The coloured result... 

I stamped with yellow and blue (the same inkas used before) some stamps of Pieces of Architecture and heat embossed , using gold embossing powder, the Daisy Flourish stamp a several times.I scored all the lines and cut the closure.

I sponged the edges with dark blue and fold it and glued it till it looked like a box.;-)


A nice wrap for some candy or chocolate or something to give somebody as a present!
See you next time!




Liesbeth XX









Thursday, November 18, 2021

It's A Wrap!

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Good morning and a very happy Thursday - it's nearly the weekend yay!

It's Sue here with my second project for our 'It's A Wrap' project I made another gift bag (in fact I made this one first ) but this time I've stamped directly onto the bag.



 I started with a regular craft bag (these are so strong so perfect for presents) 
I began by splattering with watered down acrylic, then stamped the lovely Megans's Christmas Bird and Christmas Lights. The lights have been coloured with Posca pens, and the bird with Prisma pencils. I did get a bit carried away with the red pencil, but a Christmas Robin needs to be red right?
I'd be lost without my Misc Words, these two just finish off my bag perfectly.


These are the stamps that I used (I told you that I splattered paint)



Megan's Christmas Bird
Misc Words  and Carmen's Veranda

I hope you like it, and that you join in with our challenge this month. 
Take care and have a very happy day x




Tuesday, November 16, 2021

#133 Its a wrap challenge, wrapping paper, gifts and boxes etc

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hello everyone, Riet here.
Today I have 4 delicious chocolate bars to show you.
Yes unfortunately only to look and not to eat, lol.
They are presents from my granddaughter for her kindergarten teachers.
She is celebrating her birthday,
 and in the Netherlands we give some treets to the teachers and children.
I decided to work with something with wings.
I've only worked with Distress Oxides.
I also used the beautiful stamps from Lost Coast Designs.
The sentiments are from Carmen's Veranda.
The mandalas are masks.

Would you also like to join our challenge?
There is a chance that you will win new rubber stamps.
You can participate with any stamp brand you want,
as long as you use real stamps at work.









These are the stamps I used.
Click on the picture for the webshop.
















Monday, November 15, 2021

CHALLENGE #133 - IT’S A WRAP!

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!
 
Hello Portal Peeps.  
 
It's time for our new Challenge.
Our challenges are now fortnightly!  A new challenge starting the 1st and the 15th of every month, with chances to win Lost Coast dollars. We will be announcing winners on the 5th of the month, so do pop back and see who wowed the team and gets our snazzy blog badge and the coveted Lost Coast dollars.

Now for our new Challenge!

CHALLENGE #133

IT' S A WRAP!!

We want to see stamped tags, stamp your own wrapping paper, gifts and boxes etc.  No cards please.  Real rubber or clear stamping and the theme must be the focus of your project.  A small stamped sentiment in a sea of die cuts or digi images will not qualify to win the prize and you may be deleted!!!!  Bwahahhaaahaha.
 
Please remember we do have some Challenge Rules to follow so look them over to ensure your entries qualify to win this month's prize!

You are welcome to play in our Challenges using rubber stamp images from any company but if you use any of our Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps...we love it when you do...then your entry counts as two which doubles your chances of winning in our random prize drawing.

PRIZES

To ensure you all have a fabulous time playing in our Challenges this is how our Prize system works!
The more entries the better the Prize so tell all your friends to join the fun too!

1 - 4 Entries = one winner chosen by the team is awarded our Challenge Winner's Badge
5+ Entries = one randomly picked winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to spend at
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda
10+ Entries = one randomly picked winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda
and all winners get our snazzy Challenge Winner's Badge to proudly display on their blogs!

If you don't have a blog then no prob, you can still play in our challenges by sharing your projects from public photo sharing sites which includes our Facebook Company Pages for Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda.  Please include our Challenge info and the link back to our challenge in your photo's description!  As long as the privacy setting for your photo is public you're good to go.  See, it's so easy to join the fun!  FYI, you can't link up projects shared in closed Facebook groups! 

Here's some inspiration from the team to get us started.  ENJOY!
 
Sue used Lost Coast Designs Mistletoe Goth and Misc Words

Gail used Lost Coast Designs Coffee Gnome and small square Shadow Frame and Carmen's Veranda Coffee or Tequila sentiment  
  
Riet used Snowflake set and Snowflakes Border.
 

Now it's your turn.  Are you up for the challenge?  We can't wait to see your projects!  
Submit your entries in the linky party below by 5 to midnight PST on the 30th and don't forget to follow us so you don't miss anything!  The team will be posting more inspiration throughout the month so check back and join the fun.

Happy Stamping!
Gail
Challenge Host

Challenge #133 - It's a Wrap!
November 15th - 30th Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Tuesday, November 30th 23.59 PST.
All entries must be entered in our link up but your don't need a blog to win.  See our RULES page for more info