November 15, 2013

Image Transfer Soap and Card for Creative Expressions

For a Worksheet on how you can make this project, click HERE!!

I thought I would try something I have been wanting to do with my stamps for a while, image transferred soaps!! Now these images won't last long when you actually start using your soaps, but they make a lovely presentation for a gift. I decided to make a card to go along with it. I went for a clean, organic, natural look with my colors and twine.

To get started you need your Winter Flowers stamp, tissue paper, a bar of soap and ink! I stamped the cyclamen stamp using Sepia Archival Ink onto the tissue paper.

Using water sprayed onto my craft mat, a paintbrush, and Worn Lipstick and Forest Moss Distress Inks, I colored in my image.

I fussy cut the stamped image on the tissue paper and placed it on the soap.

To transer the image into the soap I simply used my gloss gel medium to adhere it to the soap and then seal it over top of the paper. It sinks into the soap for a really lovely look.

Here are a few I made earlier!!!

To present one of the soaps as a gift I made a matchbox style box with paper from the Tim Holtz Retro Grunge Paper Stash and cut out an opening using my Spellbinders Labels Four dies. I also made a frame which I lifted up on foam adhesive from the same dies.

To finish off the box, I added a twine bow and button and stamped cyclamen on a banner label and attached to the box.

For my card I made to go along with my gift I took a vintage book page and ripped the edges, distressing it with Walnut Ink Distress Ink. I stamped the Cyclamen stamp in Sepia Archival Ink again and painted the colors with the same colors I used for the soap. I used my Picket Fence Distress Stain to add a bit of highlighting around the stamp. The paper I used for the base is the same as the paper used for the box, Tim Holtz Retro Grunge. I used the Thinking of You sentiment from the Winter Flowers set and finished the card off with a bit of twine. The card base is Creative Expressions White card stock cut 5 1/4" x 10 1/2" and scored at halfway mark and folded.

Every Friday, Creative Expressions hosts a 
Fun Time Friday Giveaway!! 

Today, we have a gorgeous set of 16 Iridescent Watercolour Paint Pots to give away to one incredibly lucky winner!

All you need to do is CLICK HERE to go to Facebook, "Like" their page, and "Like" the post and leave a funny disaster story to do with painting (can be any painting story) in the comments underneath and then "Share" this page with your friends to be in with a chance of winning.

So, to repeat, you must 'Like', 'Comment' and 'Share'.

The competition will close at 5pm today (GMT) and winners will be announced shortly after.

Come on over and join the fun!!!  Good Luck!


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely gift idea Cathi, love the subtle colour palette and the added twine is a lovely touch. Tracy x x

Patricia said...

This really is such a stunning idea!!! Would love to give it a try as well...thank you for sharing Cathi!

anything with a needle said...

I must try this!! What kind of soap?

Clare Lloyd said...

What a great idea.

Unknown said...

Neat idea Cathi, the whole collection looks great!

Lia said...

Brilliant Cathi and very inspiring .

Keren Tamir said...

wow I can't believe how you did that!! fantastic!!

Monica said...

This is beautiful! Great ideas.