Simply Pressed Clay Flowers…on a Bag!

As you might have noticed, I’m a little obsessed with cabochons, those little resin flowers, since I’ve used them to make specimen art, earrings, on cards….you get the idea. Needless to say, when I was prerusing the May/Junes issue of Stampin’ Success (Stampin’ Up!’s demo magazine), I was beyond excited to see clay and molds to make my own buttons and flowers, in whatever color I wished!

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Stampin’ Up! Supplies:  Really Good Greetings and Hello Doily stamps; Whisper White craft ink; Rich Razzleberry Marker; Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry cardstock; Organza Ribbon; White Embossing Powder; Heat Tool; Razzleberry Ink Refill; Simply Pressed Clay; Simply Pressed Flower Mold; Large Oval and Scallop Oval punches; Epic Day DSP

The molds and clay really proved to be quite east to use, just as the name implies. I mixed a few drops of Razzleberry ink into a bit of clay, pressed it into the mold, and carefully popped it out.  When the directions say to wear rubber gloves while mixing the color into the clay, heed them. I had purple fingertips for a couple of days.  I also tried putting some clay and ink into a snack-size ziptop bag, and that worked great for mixing while keeping my fingers clean, too!

After drying overnight, I had a custom-colored embellishment for this cute bag of candy. I adhered it using Crystal Effects, just to be sure it stayed on really well.

For the bag itself, I used a small paper bag from the craft store. After stamping the doily design with craft ink, I embossed it using white embossing powder and my heat gun. I always love it when I can incorporate a power tool, and the embossing adds so much texture and interest.  The hubs thought I’d somehow glued an actual doily on it, it looks so cool. Boys!

I stapled the ribbon and DSP on then hid the staple with the oval sentiment. Be sure you fill your bag first with your goodies! These would be great party favors, or for anytime you have a “Thanks” to give.

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