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.


  1. You have so much patience Margaret and it's really paid off - what a great gift and beautifully packaged too. Vicky x

  2. So very clever Margaret, this has worked very well and the colours are lovely. I've had a pink day today too and I guess we'll all be using more with Valentines day coming up !
    Jane x

  3. Margaret, this beautiful!! I can't believe that this gorgeous pendant started out as a chipboard circle!!! Just fabulous! The matching card is so beautiful too.

  4. Fantastic gift idea. So original. x


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