Wednesday, 1 July 2009

2 cards and an altered box...

Today's post is rather long, I hope you don't get bored before getting to the end. LOL.. I used the same papers on all 3 projects as they are a gift set.

I made this card for Papertake Weekly, who have a wonderful sketch this week. I also made it for the new Just Magnolia Tutorial Challenges, which was based on Kim's tutorial for distressing.

This second card I made using a sketch by Katharina, owner of Whiff of Joy Stamps. She is currently holding a GDT call for a special 1yr Anniversary celebration blog hop. If you would like to be in with a chance of participating in the blog hop then check out her blog for details.

I distressed the edges of the papers with Heidi Swapp edger and then inked them with Tattered Rose. The setiment is on a chipboard tag that I painted with Tattered Rose crackle paint. The 'For you' is a Studio G stamp.

Finally, this is an altered box that I promised a friend I would make for her (whenever i came across a suitable box) Well she had her 2nd baby on Monday, an adorable little boy, so I figured now was the perfect time to get it done.

Here is how I made it:

Supplies: MME Bella Bella papers, TH Distress Inks, Ranger Crackle Paint, Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in Hazlenut, box , ribbon & embellishments.

so out came the old cutting mat for the messy projects....

This is the box as it looked before I altered it

I used the acrylic paint dabber (hazlenut) and painted all the edges

Then I measured the inside and cut my papers to the right sizes. I used Tea Dye to distress the edges and glued them all in place using tacky glue.

This is the inside of the top when it was finished.

I did the outside the same way and then added some ribbon, a metal heart and prima blossoms. the heart is attached to the ribbon using a TH Jump Ring. I used Star Dust stickles on the embossed circles of the prima to make them pop. I threaded a button with scrappers floss and glued that to the centre.

All linked supplies above are available on Pez-A-Doodle Designs. Right now Marti is offering between 15% and 25% off a range of Tim Holtz and 15% off of Adirondack paint dabbers so is this the right time to stock up on those supplies!!

Well if you got down this far, thank you for looking!! :)


DeeDee said...

It's beautiful! Love the painted edges, and the soft feminine colors you chose. Did the paper already say beauty? It's perfect. LOVE IT. Now put box in bigger box, and send across pond. :)

Anita said...

Wow! This is amazing! Great tutorial!

Bev said...

Wow this is so pretty! Love all the fabulous detail and sweet images. The papers are gorgeous too x

Rach said...

wow, fabulous cards and creations, you have been busy. hugs rachxx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous cards and wonderful keepsake box.

Juls said...

all these projects are amazing, I really love them. Fab colous, love your attention to detail.

Artyjen said...

Beautiful the colour combinations.

Kim Dellow said...

Wow you have been busy what lovely projects. Kim

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my these are just wonderful creations!
So love your beautiful colours!
Your designs are fabulous and such gorgeous detal!
Love them all!
Have a great weekend!
kim x

Anonymous said...

These are fabulous! The distressed papers are gorgeous and I love the flowers on your card. Fabulous box, too, beautifully decorated. I love the ribbon and the flower.

Dawny P said...

These are all just fabulous chick – your altered box is awesome. Thank you for joining us at PTW. Hugs, Dawny xxx