Wednesday 21 September 2011

Pink Birthday Flowers and a Long Pillow Box

This is a really pretty two step stamp set. The large flower outline is one stamp, and then another solid one to fill in with colour. A quick and easy shape to cut out as well. The centre flower is popped up with a dimensional. It doesn't really show in the photo, but the white areas on the butterfly and the centres of all the small plum flowers have Dazzling Diamond Glitter on them, so along with the rhinestones, it's a pretty, twinkly card.

Inside decorated to match:

This card was another project for my stampers ten group, and we made a matching pillow box to go with it.

The box is made using two of the pillow box die cuts. One end of the green section was trimmed straight, and then punched with the Scallop Trim punch, and embossed using the Perfect Polka dots embossing folder. The plum half was stamped all over with the small flower stamp in plum ink before sticking the two halves together, and then assembling the box. Finished off with a flower, ribbon and tag.

We used a handy little time saver for inking up the two plum flowers on the tag stamp. Rather than ink up the whole stamp with two markers - which we could have done, we inked up the whole stamp with a Wild Wasabi ink pad, removed the green from the two flowers using a blender pen, and then inked them up using a Perfect Plum marker. Where you only want a little bit of a stamp a different colour, this saves time in inking up the larger part with a marker.

If you are in the UK, and are interested to hear more about my stampers ten group, have a look at this page.

Card/Paper: Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White

Ink: Perfect Plum, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi

Stamps: Cottage Garden, Curly Cute

Other: Basic Jewels Clear Rhinestones, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Scallop Trim Border punch, Pillow Box Die

Card Size: 15cm x 10.5cm (approx 4" x 6")

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Claire said...

This is gorgeous - love the design and colours - stunning. Hugs, Claire x

CRAFTY CAZ said...

Your cards really are sensational Joanne...I look every day in anticipation of seeing a new one :))
Carol xxx

Anonymous said...

Ces cartes sont superbes. Chic et très douces ! Bravo. Amicalement. Micha

Myrna Marcano said...

Great! So cute!
Hugs, Myrna

Vicky Hayes said...

It's such a good idea to extend the pillow box and I love the way it coordinates with your card. Thanks for your comment earlier! Vx

Michelle said...

All your cards are marvelous. Flowers and butterflies are my passion and so is your blog. I visit often.

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