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Maureen Rauchfuss, Angela Lorenz and Kim Lamos
I "hope" you like what I came up with.
The stamp sets are Best Birds, Jar of Love and You've Got This.
The paper used is, Delightful Dijon, Island Indigo, Old Olive and a scrap of Pool Party Cardstock and Serene Scenery DSP.
The ink used is the same color as the cardstock and I used the Archival Basic Gray to stamp the flower images.
My cardbase is Delightful Dijon with 2 layers of DSP from the Serene Scenery DSP stack.
I cut the circles using the Layering Circles framelits. The flower was stampin Basic Gray and I used a Blender Pen to color and shade with Island Indigo, Delightful Dijon and Old Olive Inks. I did not use Watercolor Paper so be careful you do not over color in one spot, it will damage the paper.
I stamped the You've Got This sentiment is Versamark and added the NEW Copper embossing powder. LOVE IT!!!! To put it all together, I made a few loops under the circle in the Copper Thread.
As you can see by the photos below I was going to add more leaves and some berries. But when I when to assemble I preferred less.
I wanted to tie the box and card together, so I stamped the flower on the front panel, gave it a moment to dry and them colored with the blender pen and inks. I thought of just leaving the flower on this panel as my only decoration....but well the rest seemed to blanked. So I stamped on 3 sides of the box using the background image from You've Got This set in Island Indigo. Before stamping, I stamped off the ink a couple times to lightening the color a bit. Then once the ink seemed drying I stamping the flower in Archival Gray over the backgrounds. I also stamped the flower on the lid of the box, but I did not color it in.
I again stamped this You've Got This sentiment with Versamark, this time on Vellum. I added the Copper Embossing Powder and heated it. I punched it out with a 1 3/4" Circle Punch. Punch a hole with the 1/16" Circle Punch. I used the Copper Thread to tie the tag onto the box.
So, depending on what someone was going through the contents of the box might be different. But for this project, I decided to fill the box with some sweet candy. I used the new gusseted Cello bags in the Annual Catalog and filled it with different hard candies. I was going to use chocolates, but um well, those didn't last! But I think the hard candies are just fine, the box can be left open on someones desk while they enjoy a piece of candy while they work!
I tied the box with the Whisper White Satin Ribbon, between ribbon. Sometimes I such a hoarder with ribbon and embellishments, I don't want to use something because it's so nice....but this year, I vowed to use all my products and not buy it until I'm outta of it....we shall see how this goes.
But anyway, I thought this ribbon was simple but gave an elegant touch to the gift. I fed the Copper thread through the knot in the sating ribbon and tied it so it hung just over the flower. I then finished the satin ribbon in a bow.
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