So I sent my sister her birthday present. Hey, less than two months late! We're not very good at getting each other presents in a timely fashion...
Anyway, the present was Season 7 of How I Met Your Mother, a fairly funny TV show. No doubt I will help her watch it when I next see her; I like it too. The tagline on the DVD case was "The Ducky Tie Edition". Not yet having seen this season, I had to look up the reference -- shockingly, it refers to a tie. With duckies on it.
Well, "duckies on it" sounded like a fairly easy wrapping paper prompt. Does anyone know of any stamps in the classic rubber ducky shape? I keep running into the need for one but I can't find any. In this case, I improvised by masking the legs off a different duck. Most of the time, I even remembered to take the mask off the stamp before stamping... oops.
The ducky tie has a dark blue background, so I found the darkest blue I had and made a band out of it. I stamped my sister's name in white and embossed with yellow embossing powder; it definitely worked better than stamping in yellow would have, but I wish the color were a little softer. Oh well, it worked out acceptably.
The problem with wrapping a DVD case in a sheet of 8.5" x 11" paper is that it doesn't actually fully wrap. So neither the paper nor the band actually make it all the way around the DVD. I solved this problem in the classiest possible way: with tape.
Now that I've sent my package off, I'd like to enter the packaging in these challenges:
- SweetPea Stampers Challenge: Gifts (gift packaging)
- Rogue Redhead Rebel Challenge 17: UnCard (it's wrapping paper!)
- Dream Valley Challenge 45: Anything Goes
Supplies: (the tape is from Recollections / Michaels)