Sunday, March 20, 2011

Gift Box and Card

Hello Everyone,

I have been busy this week making more cards, but have not had the chance to post them to my blog. This week end the weather here was gorgeous and once again I had a hard time staying inside. Here are a few of the projects that I have been working on.
Gift Box (top)
I was inspired by Sally's gift box that was on the Hero Arts Blog last week. Instead of making a square box, I made a box that would fit the 4.25" x 5.5" cards and envelopes. Because my gift box is a rectangle, I had to refigure the dimensions. I took my Hero Arts envelope template and traced around the lines and then added two inches for the sides of the box lid and then rounded the edges. Once I had the lid cut, I used the stamp layering technique to decorate the top. For the corners, I cut out two scallop circles out of textured white cardstock and cut them in half and secured them to the corners.
Gift Box (side view)

The stamps used for this project are Hero Arts: Wild Flower Garden CG170, Antique Background CG120, and Flourish Background CG119.

Mini Bird Collage

I stamped the base card (5.5" x 8.5" folded in half) with the antique flower in spun sugar distress ink using the Antique flower stamp set. The border on the top of the card was distress and stamped with Victorian velvet and with the dotted flowers stamp . The sentiment was also stamped with Victorian velvet. I used the stamp layering technique for the scallop panel, but did not use any water coloring. The stamps used are Hero Arts: Antique Flower S5264, Peacock AR178, Earth Flowers CL428, Old Letter Writing S4878, Dotted Flowers S5213, and Everyday Sayings CL342. The distress inks are: Tattered Rose, Broken China, Victorian Velvet, and Spun Sugar.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments.


Barb said...

Gorgeous project, Sue! Love the way the box turned out with your beautiful layering and lovely corners! Your card is so pretty too! Love that ribbon!

Sue said...

Wonderful work Sue. Your Box is fabulous, and the card is a stunner with that Ribbon.

Virginia L. said...

You are working magic with this design! Love the stamping and embossing on this. The box is so beautiful! So gald to see your fab work, Sue!

CinnamonSally said...

Your box is stunning Sue and love your fabulous stamping on the lid.

CinnamonSally said...

Your box looks stunning Sue, love the fabulous stamping on the lid.

Brenda said...

Such a beautiful gift box Sue, I absolutely love the layering of the stamps! And I love your card, that Victorian Velvet ink is so beautiful!

Robin K. said...

Your gift box is fabulous Sue - love the layered images and the pretty corners! And your card is lovely!