Well our new challenge this week over at Cheery Lynn Designs is 'Shaped Card - Anything But Square', however I got carried away in the moment and ended up making an entire Keepsake Gift Box! lol. As always the lucky winner will receive a $20 voucher to spend online at the Cheery Lynn Store, so well worth playing along.
Now, one of the things I love about papercrafting and especially die-cutting the most is how you can start off with just a few sheets of flat card and paper, and end up with something totally 3 dimensional and created all by hand. This box did take me quite a bit of time, but I enjoyed every minute of it. :)
I used 300gsm Ivory Pearl Centura card and 3 sheets of First Edition 12" x 12" papers to create this box, and all dies were cut with this too.
First of all I constructed a basic shape rectangle box, (approx 6 x 9 inches and 1" in depth) and covered the sides with paper and the Lace Light Deco Border. I then sandwiched the box between 2 Horizon Coved Reflection Die cuts to decorate the box lid and base. The reflection dies are so versatile you can adapt to almost any size - they are brilliant!
I then layered smaller coved rectangles, scalloped coved rectangles and the Chasing Rainbows Doily in alternate layers of card and paper, before decorating with flourishes, butterflies and flowers. I inked all the edges in walnut stain DI, added pearls, a pearl pin, wooden embellishments and ribbon, and finally sprinkled some glitter for a bit of sparkle.
Details of the dies for different flowers are listed below.
All dies used on this project are:
DL128 - 2 of Hearts - layered with foam pads for dimension
B147 - Olive Branches - Green leaves tucked behind the flowers
B256 - Cutie Fringe II - Larger Fringed Flower
B258 - Cutie Fringe IV - Smaller Fringed Flower
B188 - Build a Flower Embellishment #2 - Buttercups
B181A - Build A Flower Embellishment #1 - Small Fringey Flowers
B187 - Build a Flower #2 - Carnation
I hope you find time to join us this week, and I look foward to seeing your entries. Dont forget there is also fresh inspiration daily over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog.
I would like to enter my gift box in the below competitions:
D2D4 - Flower Power
Divas By Design - Fancy Folds
My Mums Craft Shop - Love/Valentines
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Flowers & Pearls
Have a smashing week and thanks so much for visiting today.