I love creating handmade wrapping paper and this year I wanted to create some natural wrapping inspired by the outdoors. I decided to carve a large stamp that I could use to create the look of a wood grain.
My favorite supplies for making handmade stamps are craft foam and a wood burning tool. The wood burning tool will actually burn into the surface of the craft foam. It is a fast and easy way to carve stamps that can be used on a variety of surfaces.
I carved a wood grain inspired pattern into the surface.
NOTE: carving blocks, scratch foam, wood blocks, gelli plate will all work for this project. You pretty much just need a technique that will transfer an impression of your pattern to your paper.
Next, I inked up my stamp and repeated the design on butcher paper and brown paper.
I just love how simple and pretty this pattern is!
Looking for more wrapping ideas?
1. stitched gift wrap 2. gingerbread present toppers 3. puff paint wrapping 4. wrapping with nature 5.marbleized wrapping 6. holiday wrapping with paper bags 7. using beads in your gift wrapping 8. using book pages in our wrapping 9. black and white wrapping paper 10. gift wrap from the hardware store