Friday, March 22, 2013

Boxed Card

To make this card I used pieces of Black, Blue and Vanilla Cardstock. Firstly the card was made, it measures 5 1/2" x 6". The base of the card is made from the vanilla Cardstock, then a piece of black cardstock is placed on the front 1/4" smaller. I then cut out a nice square design on my cricut and attached it to the front of the card. I used my Cherry Lynn Flourish Die for the flourishes behind the flower, and  made the leaves and flower using Tim Holtz - Tattered Leaves and Tattered Flowers Big Dies. I inked the leaves with three colours of Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, they were then sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mist " Kiwi " and then just in certain places I covered the leaves with glossy accents, this gives a nice shine to the leaves. After cutting the flowers out with the die, I inked the edges with the same blue Distress Ink I used on the leaves, I then wet the paper and shaped the flower how I wanted it and put it aside to dry.  I cut  two small shapes on the cricut and stamped the vanilla piece with the words "with love". I then proceeded to make the box for the card and decorate it similar adding a piece of matching satin ribbon around the top of the box to finish it off. These boxed cards make a lovely Birthday Gift for friends.