Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Swirly gift box & card

This is a card & gift I made as a little extra thank you for Christine, who hosted a really fun workshop last month. Thanks again Chris for a great day, if you're reading!
They're both made using the divine 'So Swirly' jumbo wheel & 'Priceless' stamp set from the main catalogue which I really love using. I mean, what's not to love about a swirl?
The card is pretty much a complete case of this card I saw & loved on Rebecca Ross' blog, with some minor variations. Here are some of the little details:
  • Dry embossed dots – are made with the eyelet setting part of my crop-a-dile.
  • Multi-coloured 'Priceless' flower – inked up with a regal rose & certainly celery marker & stamped.
  • Spiky circle - made with the circle scallop punch – truly! I saw this idea on these cards by Karen Thomas. To make it, you punch a scallop circle, feed it back into the punch on a strip of scrap paper (handle), line it up halfway between the first punch & re-punch through the first scallop....if that makes any sense! Try change the spacing & you get different shapes. Have I mentioned I LOOVE that punch? Anyway, let me know if you need any more help with this.

I made the basic box using this tutorial I found on Andrea Hayes blog using just a half A4 sheet of cardstock. Then, I added a flower motif & band to co-ordinate with the card. It looks hard to do, but it's very quick, once you know the scores & cuts. Tell me - Is it just me that feels amazed when I turn a piece of cardstock into a box?... maybe so! ;-)

As you can see, this project was very much a group effort! I'd like to thank Rebecca, Karen & Andrea again for sharing great ideas & much more with fellow stampers.

Hmmm, just realised I haven't show you the gift I gave Christine at her workshop. I'll have to get back to you on that one! Bye for now!

Stamps: So Swirly jumbo wheel, Priceless
Card: regal rose, certainly celery, pretty in pink, whisper white
Ink: certainly celery & pretty in pink classic ink pad, celery jumbo ink cartridge, celery & regal rose stampin' write markers
Accessories: celery brad, silver eyelet,
Tools: crop-a-dile, punches - scallop circle, 1 3/8 inch circle, 1 1/4 inch circle


Karen said...

Hi Di!! It really makes my day to know that what I create inspires you in some way!! Just as I inspire you - you in turn inspire me with so many of your gorgeous creations! Isn't sharing our talents a really rewarding thing? I Love it!

I absolutely love what you have done here by the way!! Such pretty and elegant projects!


Bec Ross said...

HI Di! Your CASEd card looks awesome! Better than the original! ;)

Andrea said...

These are gorgeous Di!