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.