Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A homemade Christmas gift with Avocado Arts

dish towels
Having cute dish towels is something I love to have in the kitchen. Nothing like adding a bit of holiday d├ęcor or just some fun personality to the room! These plain dish towels were a great find at my local fabric store. They are made for decorating, typically with stitching, but Brrr! and the Nerdy Snow Peeps stamp set from Avocado Arts (and those stinking cute snowmen) were perfect to use! This is a quick project, which makes it a perfect gift to make for someone this holiday season!
dish towels CU stamping
Here is a look at the stamping on the towel. If you are going to do this, here are some tips, well, instructions for what you need to do, if you want the stamping to stick around. :)
  • Wash the towel/s first. No dryer sheets or fabric softener, though.
  • Stamp on a single layer of towel and consider putting a piece of scrap paper underneath to save on your stamping surface. If you stamp on all the layers, your image will go through to the underside.
  • Use PALETTE inks from Stewart Superior. These are hybrid inks made for this type of application.
  • Heat set the image using an iron. Place another dish towel over your stamped image before you iron, to help avoid burning.
dish towels CU tag
The towels were simply wrapped with ribbon and a tag. The ribbon was cut to wrap around the towels and was fastened together with a large glue dot.
The tag was die cut and stamped. Chalkstock was used and it takes ink beautifully! Versamagic Cloud White was used. Keep in mind this is a juicy pigment ink, so it needs dry time or a little help from a heat gun. The tag was tied to the ribbon with a piece of twine and a cute wood button.
vday sneak peek
And here is a sneak peek of the next kit being released, Sweet Treat Sweetie. Stop back on December 30 for the full reveal!
Be sure and stop by and visit the rest of the team to be inspired!
Avocado Arts Blog
Latisha Yoast
Julia Stainton
Becky Oehlers
thanks for stopping by!
~kimberly
Supplies: Stamps-Avocado Arts (Brrr! and the Nerdy Snow Peeps), Ink-Palette (Noir, L’Amour), Versamagic (Cloud White), Chalkstock-Canvas Corp, Twine-Martha Stewart, Ribbon-Making Memories, Button-Maya Road, Towels-Hancock Fabrics, Spellbinders (tag no longer available)

5 comments:

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

really pretty

Julia said...

Well...WOW girl! Just WOW!

Angela Fehr said...

This is super cute and fun, Kim! I've been using Fabrico inks but have a hard time finding colours so it's good to know another brand that will work.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute--LOVE that you stamped on the towel! CLEVER:) And what a fabulous sneak! I had the same idea...must think of something different (because mine would not be as amazing as yours!!!)!!!! <3

DJ said...

Saw your towels and your quick X'mas cards. They are great! Your blog is one I look forward to checking out when I see it in my inbox.

Happy Holidays! And Happy Holiday Crafting!