Hi friends. I’m popping in to share my third project as Our Craft Lounge's Artist of the Month! This is the time of year for runny noses and head colds, so I thought a little decorated tissue pack would make a cute, yet thoughtful gift for my co-workers who are a little under the weather. I chose to work with two sets today to make my simple project. I stamped the “ACHOO!” sentiment from the Say It With Flowers set, because I wanted a simple font that I could stamp repeatedly.
The “Bless you” sentiment, the tissue box and bowl of soup came from the Running Sick set.
I saw the cutest dyed doilies on my friend, Dana Gustafson's blog the other day, and just HAD to give them a try! The original tutorial was posted by Charlotte's Fancy. I kind of followed Charlotte's tutorial for the first three colors I tried...but I used SU ink droppers instead of food coloring. The pastel colors were really pretty, but I love BOLD regal colors, so I changed it up a bit. I put my white doilies in a Pyrex dish and squirt a LOT of SU ink on them. The doilies kind of absorbed the ink, but not edge to edge, so I put the dish under the faucet and simply turned the water on just until it hit the doily (very slow drip) and then shut it off. I'm talking a DROP of water...literally. I then moved the doily around to completely absorb the ink and used the same mixture for my next doily. Check out the difference in the color hues!! I LOVE the dark ones :]
The "blue" doily is actually plum in person...it's gorgeous!! I used the Garden Green one on my tissue pack decoration. You'll notice I cut a fancy 4.25"x4.25" white frame to go under my doily so that the colors of the tissue pack wouldn't show through.
I also cut an Occasional Label out of my MTME Fresh Cut Expressions Collection 1 pack of digi paper, and stamped my ACHOO on the layered oval. I colored the soup bowl and tissue box with Copics and layered them with dimensional tape. The Bless You sentiment was a perfect fit for my SU punch using another sheet of digi paper from the same pack. A little ribbon and a prima finished off my project :]