Sunday, February 1, 2009

Heart Gift Box

Since I am not a football fan and it being Superbowl Sunday (I know, I know) I decided to work in my studio today and construct up a box to be given to a SS. I had bought these Martha Stewart Heart Boxes on clearance last year at 90% off and manage to get 8 of them (would have grabbed more if they had been available LOL!!!)I decided I would make use of them this year. I looked at this box for about an hour wondering what and how to decorate it. I was skimming the stamp sets on my shelf and remembered how much I loved the Flourishes Lace Heart. I hadn't used it much since I purchased it awhile back and thought maybe the heart would be too big to use, but when I layed it upon the heart lid itself, it was perfect! I decided to use the SU White Craft Ink and then embossed it with White EP. As I finished that stage of it, I looked at the sides and wondered how I could make the rim look just as nice. First I tried some scrolls from a punch, but for some reason they just wouldn't stick no matter what glues or Xyron machine I used. My DH suggested using the top part of the Lace Heart. I said "That would be great except it has to curl around the band part and no one has yet to make an acrylic block that is curved for such items". He left the room saying "It was just a thought". Well the more I thought about his statement, I knew there had to be a way. I proceeded to ink up just half of the heart and carefully laid it on the band part of the box and moved my fingers slowly across it to make the pattern transfer. Viola!
It worked. I quickly sprinkled the EP on so it wouldn't smudge and repeated the steps for the other side. I then added pearls where the heart dipped in the middle to give it a soft elegant look. .
I added white sheer ribbon to the top of the box and then used a Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and added pearls to the body and glued it to the top of the bow. I hope my SS will like it.

14 comments:

Linda Barutha said...

This is beautiful! TFS:)

Dawn B. said...

These are so pretty.. I love the soft colors.. Great blog.. TFS
Dawn...

Michelle Walpole said...

This is sooo pretty. Wish we had Walmart!

Anita Hovey said...

I'm pretty sure she will like it...I know I would! It's gorgeous. Don't you love it when you have just the right stamp to do something...

JazzyH said...

That is so pretty!

CREATE=FUN said...

its wonderful

Trina said...

This is very pretty, good job!

Elizabeth said...

This box is simply gorgeous! You are very talented!

Joanne Travis said...

Hi Deb,
I'm Joanne from Blogger Group 10, nice to meet you!
I love your Valentine box, it is so beautiful and romantic looking. Such fabulous work and details!

MollyD said...

I love the detail of the lace look...just gorgeous!!

Angela said...

Wow, this is so pretty, and I agree, they look like they were made to be together.. Great minds think alike LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! This is beautiful! I love the laciness of it. I cannot imagine trying to stamp on the side rim as you have stated. This would be a beautiful box to present a special gift in. Keep up the great work.

stampin abi said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOO PRETTY!!

xiumaiyuki said...

This is soooo pretty! Love the soft look of it. your SS will LOVE it!