Introducing Guest Designer Michelle Frae Cummings


Hello Couture Fans!

I am Michelle Frae Cummings and I'm super excited to be a Guest Designer for Couture Creations this month.

Today I am sharing a embossed gift bag to fill with goodies then give to my son's 4th grade teacher on the last day of School this year.

 To start, emboss a plain brown lunch sack using Vine Frame from The Harmony Collection.

Here you can see that the embossed design, raised or not, is now all around the bag.
 So elegant.

Using a white pigment ink, lightly dab at the raised design on the front of your bag. As you work, you can add more ink till you have the desired shade. Don't worry if a little bit of ink gets on the bag itself, this will only add to its charm.

For the tag, dab teal ink directly onto a Decorative Plaque from The Secret Treasures Collection.
Then quickly (before the inks dries) flip over onto some clean white cardstock and run through your die cutting machine. The result will be a a embossed and stamped Decorative Plaque!

Place the Decorative Plaque onto your sack with foam tape. Add some colorful butterfly's to the center of the Decorative Plaque and finish with a hand written sentiment. 

Fill with some happy surprises and secure the top with some vintage trim.

Thank you for visiting.
 I hope I've inspired you to create a few Embossed Gifts Bags for your friends or family!


Tracey Cooley said...

Looks fabulous Michelle love you trick with the inking of the die

Lauren Tomecek said...

I like the way you did the tag.

Kerrie Gurney said...

fabulous Michelle ...loving the die technique
Welcome to Couture team ♥

Susan said...

I never thought of using a folder on a bag like that, great idea!

Amanda Baldwin said...

Such a cute gift! Love it, and welcome Michelle! :)

Adriana B said...

great idea, thanks for sharing :)

TracyM #6773 said...

CUTE gift bag and great idea!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your creative inspiration :)
It is so wonderful to see you hear Michelle ... I miss you & your work from the "good old days" over at Fiskateers!!!

Lesa said...

NIce work Michelle, love the die inking idea