Tuesday 18 November 2014

chocolate box


I've made these chocolate box cards to send the kids at christmas. I bought a chocolate bar and measured it to calculate the dimensions of the box. I took an A4 sheet of card and scored the net. folded it and cut it out. I then glued the box together. I then stamped and coloured an image from lili of the valley with a stampin up! sentiment on digi cardstock. I created a freehand border using the sekura micron pen, and added glitter to the images too. I layered mirri card behind the image and added this as a decorative panel to the front of the box. I also found coordinating papers to decorate the sides and top of the box. The chocolate was then sealed inside ready for the kids to open at Christmas.
I think this is a great idea to combine a card and a gift as the flap on the box creates somewhere to write your message and the box holds the gift. you can customise the boxes to have the card open at the front or back (depending on which way up you use the template!!) or make the box to fit a different sized gift. These aren't just for Christmas, change the image and you can send them any time of the year.
challenge #20 - Box it up!

'Merry Christmas'


Thursday 6 November 2014

out of this world...

I did this card mostly on serif craft artist, using the good life digi kits. I designed my layout ready for printing on to good quality cardstock. I then trimmed and matted onto a black 6x4" card blank. I printed out an extra rocket and cut it out to layer on top of the other using foam pads. I love serif for the times when you just want a play without using up all your cardstock, it can also be a quick way to create personalised cards. I do like to print out the sheets and do some matting and layering, sometimes adding extra layers of decoupage or embellishments... even just a touch of glitter makes a digi crafted card feel more handmade!!

merry mail !!

to make this card I inked the 6x4" cardblank using tim holtz distress ink pads. I then stamped a foliage icon (LOTV- set 78) using the same ink pad over the entire background. I added brown ink to the edges. I cut a mat of stamping cardstock and stamped the image (LOTV- Christmas robins) using memento, then coloured this with copics. I added ink to this mat and again used brown to darken the edges. I tied a co-ordinating ribbon to the top with a small knot then matted this layer on to some gold mirri card. i stamped my sentiment (LOTV- set 8) on to a scrap bit of cardstock inked it to match the card and cut it out. for the postmark lines, I directly stamped onto the card once everything else had been glued. to finish this card I added some glitter to the snow. I think the muted browns and post mark create a vintage feel to the card.