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Card Box

March 1, 2012

I made this card box using instructions I found at Sudsol, which is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator website.   I am going to fill it with cards for my mother-in-law.

The base of the box uses Basic Black card stock and I used the Mocha Specialty Designer Series Paper to make the top of the box.  I have wanted to make a rose using the Two-Step Owl Punch for a while now and decided that it would be just the thing for the top of this box.  I followed video instructions which I found on Valita’s blog.  The video is clear and easy to follow.  I used Real Red card stock to make the rose and sponged the edges using Cherry Cobbler ink.  Once I had assembled the rose I sprayed it with Shimmer Mist.  I made this mist by mixing Isocol and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint in a small spray bottle.  You can find lots of recipes for this on the internet but I just added some Isocol to my bottle and kept adding Shimmer Paint until I like the way it looked.  When you spray the card stock it will be wet but after it dries you get this gorgeous shimmer on the card.  I think it is beautiful and so simple to do.  To make the leaves I punched Large Ovals from Old Olive card stock and folded them in half.  I ran them through the crimper and then trimmed one end to give a slight point.  The edges and ridges were sponged using Old Olive ink.  I also sprayed the leaves with the Shimmer Mist.

I think the flower looks really gorgeous against the Mocha Specialty Designer Series Paper.  What do you think?

Bye for now, Kris.

One Comment leave one →
  1. March 5, 2012 4:31 pm

    That flower is just oh so……………..


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