Thursday, 12 January 2012
Gift Box & Card
A very quick post for you on, what is here, a very miserable, wet day! This is a birthday gift and matching card I have made for a friend's daughter who is at that very awkward age - not quite a kid and not quite a grown-up! I decided I would make her a necklace with her initial on and this has been in 'working progress' since the beginning of the week as the Crystal Effects I used needs plenty of time to dry in between coats. I started with a chipboard circle, sponged with Whisper White ink to give a base coat and, when this was dry, I sponged over with Pretty in Pink and stamped the stamp from Fruit & Flowers in Rose Red. The 'a' was cut with the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die and kept in place with a spot of Crystal Effects. The whole thing was covered in Versamark and clear embossed to prevent the colours bleeding. A layer of Crystals Effects was added with a sprinkling of Dazzling Diamonds, with a second layer added when the first was fully dry. (the back also needs to be done in this way). I made a box in Pink Pirouette.and did a very simple decoration for the lid using a sentiment from the hostess set, Happiest Birthday Wishes. The card was made to match using the same stamps.