this gorgeous Golden Melody one.
I made a long pillow box with our new square pillow box die - so quick & easy. This version is about double the length of the normal square box. I cut 4 pieces with the die rather than the usual 2 pieces, adhered them together in the middle & hid the join with a belly band.The wood print paper is the reverse side of the floral paper. If you'd like more info on how to make the double sized pillow box, leave me a comment & I'll share how in another post.
The poinsettia is daffodil delight, sponged & stamped in tangelo twist (the sponging is much more noticeable & pretty in real life). See how to make it, below.
I mounted the poinsettia on a simple tag with rounded corners. To reflect the natural theme I used a natural wood element sentiment. Here's a closer look at the tag.
So, do you think I met the challenge? I'm very happy it turned out like I hoped. Now I just need to fill the box with something nice & I have just the person in mind for it. Remember to check out the different ways the team interpreted the challenge & play along with us too. You'll find all the challenge fun here.
Supplies: new festive flower punch & leaf stamps from Reason for the Season stamp set (available together as a discounted bundle - score!). All 3 petal sizes & the centre are all in one punch!
11 large petals: 8 daffodil, 3 old olive - yes I forgot to add the olive leaves before my pic.
4 medium petals: daffodil
2 small petal pairs: daffodil
5 centres: 1 x daffodil, 1 x tangelo, 1 x mossy meadow, 2 x old olive.
Petal prep: stamp each piece with the vein in tangelo twist (after stamping off once), score down the middle free hand with stylus. Fold petal in half, flatten, then re-open.
2 x punched circles - 1 x 1 inch, 1 x 3/4 inch (or just small card scraps)
Make the flower:
2. Stamp veins with medium leaf & pair leaf stamps in tangelo twist & old olive ink (stamped off once). Sponge around edges with same colour ink.
3. Score down centre of each leaf with a stylus. Fold, then reopen.
4. Place dob of multipurpose liquid glue in centre of 1 inch circle. Adhere rounded ends of 4 large leaves to form a cross (no overlap). Place another dob of glue on top & adhere another crossed layer of 4 petals, off-setting them with previous layer
5. Repeat step 4 using the medium petals & 3/4 inch circle. Adhere on top of large petals, off-setting them with previous layer.
6. Adhere flower centres together then place in centre of poinsettia petals.
7. Add a small circle of tangelo, a pretty pearl or rhinestone in the centre.
8 Leave to dry. Once dry, gently push each petal end together & up to add more dimension.
9. Put your poinsettia on something pretty & give it to someone :-)
Well that's all for me for now. Thanks for visiting today & come back soon. Here's a final image if you'd like to pin for later. Leave me a comment to let me know what you think, ask any q's or if you'd like to see a tute for the extended pillow box.
Inky wishes, Di
PS: You'll find most of the goodies I used today in our all new 2015 Holiday Catalogue. It's packed with more new Christmas, halloweem & everyday ideas that you could poke a poinsetta at.
See & download the Aus/NZ Holiday Catalogue here
See all Holiday Catalogue goodies in my online store
Contact me for your free paper copy to view with your favourite cuppa, if you don't already have a Demonstrator looking after you. :-)
To see & order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one. Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order. Note - Stamp sets & bundles noted below may be available in other mount options (eg wood, cling rubber or photopolymer). I have listed the option that I used. Please check the online store if your preference is different.