Saturday 28 June 2014

Sweet lil gift box [with Eclectica³ Lin Brown Stamps and dies}

This month for Letraset I have made a sweet gift box, perfect for the end of summer term gifts, why don't you make some of these for your children's teachers. 

I started by scribbling with Aquamarkers onto a non porous surface and spritzing this with water. 

I then used a brayer to pick up the ink and transfer it to a sheet of card. 

Next I scribbled with contrasting colours, this time I used the ink to coat text stamps.. ELB05 and ELB06

I stamped all over the previously coloured sheets. 

Once dry, I die cut these sheets to make some flowers,leaves and birds. 

I layered up the flower shapes, and curled back the petals. 

As I had cut the leaves and birds both ways, I was able to glue them back to back, making the colour on both sides. 

I then made a small box using more card that had been coloured in the same way as step 1. 

I tied up the box with a scrap of lace, and used more of the lace (trapped between the 2 layers of the bird) to attach the bird so that it dangles free.

Finally I glued on the leaves and one of the layered flowers. 

This box measures 7cm x7cm x4cm, (made using the WRMK envelope board) perfect for a small treat. 

After looking at it for a while, I decided it looked a little flat, so I added just a touch of metallic glaze around the leaves and on the edges of the petals. 

I have a pack of summery Aquamarkers to giveaway. 

Please do TWO things for me. 

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  1. Great little box, fab use of the Aquamarkers. Haven't got any of these, hoping to try them very sn:-) xxx

  2. Thanks for the chance to win these Darcy,I only have promarkers so these are totally new to me,didn't realise you could brayer them!
    Donna x

  3. Such a lovely box, with gorgeous colours.

  4. I just happened to see your post on the Letraset blog. Such a fun technique and I love the end result.

  5. Love the fun and colourful flowers