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Friday, 18 July 2014

Embellishment Box

So here is my Guest Designer inspiration piece for the Altered Item challenge over at Fitztown. I have to say this is the first time I have attempted any kind of mixed media or paper craft that wasn't a card. It has turned out better than I was expecting, I am so pleased with it.


Fitztown, HOB,Copics, fiskairs apron lace border punch, fitztown cameo 14, homemade flowers, MFT Dienamics flourish die, rosie's studio paperpack, stampin up pansy punch,
Fitztown,HOB,Copics, fiskairs apron lace border punch, fitztown cameo 14, homemade flowers, MFT Dienamics flourish die, rosie's studio paperpack, stampin up pansy punch,
I thought this would be perfect for holding an assortment of ribbons, pearls and buttons for someone just starting in card making.
Fitztown,HOB,Copics, fiskairs apron lace border punch, fitztown cameo 14, homemade flowers, MFT Dienamics flourish die, rosie's studio paperpack, stampin up pansy punch,
Oh and the flowers, there handmade - the tutorial is below
Fitztown,HOB,Copics, fiskairs apron lace border punch, fitztown cameo 14, homemade flowers, MFT Dienamics flourish die, rosie's studio paperpack, stampin up pansy punch,


Card Tip:

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First you will need eight punch out flowers, I have used the Stampin Up pansy punch but any 5 petal punch or die will do. 8 will give you the fullness and size you see here. I have also used a ink to paper technique on ordinary copy paper.

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Next is to wet the paper, I have used an glimmer mist and scrunch it up really tight.let it stay scrunched up for a minute or two.



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Very carefully you want to unfold your flowers and stack them on top of each other, remember the paper is wet so it is easy to tear.


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Next is a brad through the centre, it doesn't matter what colour as you wont see it in the final flower but you want quite a small one. Using a piecing tool, I make a hole first through all the flowers at once then follow with a brad, you have this tearing that way.



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With the first two flowers scrunch them in on themselves very tightly.




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As you get to the outer layers, don't scrunch them as tightly.

Let the flower completely dry. Then tease out the layers slowly, placing your petals as you go.



Card Ingredients:

Box Dimensions:
Lid:  22cm x 7.2cm
Sq 1: 6.5cm x 6cm
Sq 2: 14.8cm x 5.7cm
Sq 3: 6.5cm x 11.3cm
Sq 4: 14.8cm x 11.5cm
Card Stock:
250gsm cardstock from my stash, purple card stock for trim from my stash,
Papers:
Rosie's Studio 12x12 pack in the garden.
Stamps:
Fitztown Cameo 14
Markers:
Copics - Skin: E000+E00+E11+E21+R20
               Eyes: B21+B24
               Lips: R85+RV23
               Hair: E33+E35+E37+E57+E59
               Earing: BG13+B24 
               Tattoo: BG13+B24+G14+R85+V25+Y17  
Dies:
MFT Dienamics flourish die
Other:
Stampin Up pansy punch, Fiskars apron lace border punch, wink of stella pen.

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11 comments:

  1. LOVE those fabulous flowers--thank you for the tutorial! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  2. Lovely boks.
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    DT-Gitte.

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  3. Kjempefint :)
    Tusen takk for at du deltar på utfordringen vår :)

    Unni
    Card and Scrap

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  4. Your box is lovely, and the flowers are great.

    Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Challenge.

    Moira DT.

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  5. What a great box and I love the image on the front.

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  6. Absolutely stunning box. Thanks so much for joining us at Miriam's Crafting Blog.

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  7. Fabulous box and great tut. Thank you for sharing it. I saw this on Miriams Crafting challenge and popped over to take a peek. Wynn

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  8. Lovely box you have made. Thank you for joining us at Card and scrap.

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  9. Box is beautiful and thank you for your great flower tutorial.

    Thank for coming over and joining in with us at Rhedds Creative Spirt.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx (DT member)

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  10. Hi! Ooh, how wonderful project. Not only a good box for keeping something, but you have made it very stylish! Also your flowers there and how they match colours on background paper are something I like very very much.
    Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #7 "Use Stamp or Digi Stamp". Good luck and looking forward to seeing you again!
    Annemaritta - CGE DT

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  11. This is fab - gorgeous thankyou for sharing with us over at Altered Eclectics this month.
    Eclectic Ellapu - Owner
    Altered Eclectics - Owner
    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    DT Crafty Ribbons

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