Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Festive Gift box

This is my second project inspired by Clare's recent GDT posts for PaperArtsy.  I think I have taken the colour scheme from the first project (grey and black) and used it on the third...  didn't want to do an exact copy!
Anyway, this gift box was super easy to make with Clare's PaperArtsy stamps.  I first stamped and heat embossed in clear the squares onto white card.  Next I randomly 'stamped' ink pads of different colours over the sheet.  I had hoped the white would show though more from the heat embossing but it doesn't unless you are close up.
The final bit before assembling was to stamp and heat emboss again- this time in silver.  Some of the embossing powder stuck to the ink that I used to colour the box even though I had dried it.   Never mind, I think it adds to the effect- lol!
I stuck the box together, added some blue embroidery threads to the top and attached some fimo buttons as a finishing touch.  All I need now is to buy the present to go in it ;-)



Kathyk said...

Looks great, Louise


Clare Lloyd said...

Another great make Louise.

Debs M said...

this is lovely - love the silver and blue and that button is scrummy x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Those fimo buttons are great, Louise,

Lucy x