Wednesday 27 November 2013

a pretty pink parcel ...

stamp: moonlight wishes from LOTV
ink: promarkers, memento ink pad (tuxedo black) and claudine hellmuth studio paint (painterly pink)
cardstock: mirri card, craftwork cards digi cardstock
other: stickles (stardust), organza ribbon, martha stewart border punch (snowflakes), papier mache box from the works (also available from other stores... the range, hobby craft etc)

i decorated this cute little box as an alternative way to wrap up a christmas gift. i stamped this lovely image from LOTV, and coloured her in soft pastel tones with promarkers. i chose a few different shades of pink for her stocking to coordinate with the studio paint i used on the box (this is a good place to start as the box will take several coats to cover and need drying time too !!) i cut the image into a simple rectangle and rounded the corners for a nice shape. i matted the image onto a piece of mirri card. the ribbon was attached across the back then hidden under a further sheet of craftwork card for a neat finish. it also makes a better surface to write a message on. for the final touch i added some snowflakes, which i cut with the punch and glittered using stickles. the great thing about it is that when the ribbon is untied the tag comes off leaving a plain pink box ready for reusing ... a pretty and planet friendly way to wrap up your pressies !! 


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