Sep 16, 2010

Fall Project

Today is the last day of Hero Arts September Challenge first round. I have a card and a gift box to share. I am into making boxes/tag/gift card holder recently. Hopefully I will have more to show you soon.

First, is the  gift box. I really like this rdesign. I found this Gable Box tutorial Here on Splitcoast Stamper's blog. It's easy to follow and really fun. Hope you will give it a try.
YES! My new Hero Arts CL457 Real Leaves stamp set arrived yesterday. I have to play with it. It's so beautiful and the first time I saw it I knew I have to have one.  Here it is!!
I find it easier to stamp before you cut out all the score line. Follow the instruction to score lines on a 8x11 kraft cardstock. I stamp the leaves with different pigment ink and emboss with clear embossing powder. Stamp the S5447 Large Plain Pattern background with white ink. Cut out and add adhere as instruction to assemble the box. Stamp another leave on scrap paper. Cut out and distress the edge with distress ink.
Die cut tag and stamp the sentiment. For the leave, I stamp it once on scrap paper before I stamp on the tag to have a lighter color. Tie on ribbon , attach tag and adhere leave with glue dot. What a beautiful gift box!

Second is a card made with sketch from Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge WMSC#14 and enter this one for wee Memories Challenge#22 Fall into Autumn. 
I use the real leave set to create the background. For the background I am inspired by Talented Joy's card here.

I pull out my distress inks and dab them on my craft sheet. (LOVE it. It makes this coloring skill so easy.) Mix the color. Dip the maple leave stamp into the color pool and stamp on white cardstock. Repeat and change stamps. Finally, rub the card with Tea Dye and Antique Linen and Bundled Sage. Distress the edge before adhere on card base. Trim a pattern paper panel and adhere on the left side. Adhere ribbon. Hand sew the buttons with twine. Stamp the leave again on scrap paper. Stamp sentiment and cut out. Pop off with foam tape.

11 comments:

Rosemary said...

love your gable box, nicky! and the card is just gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Awesome gift bag Nikki and love the card too. :)

Jinny Newlin said...

These projects are fabulous for fall! Great job! I, especially, like the card for Wee Memories. Just gorgeous!

Pauline said...

The box is fab, and I love your beautiful autumnal card, love the row of buttons, and all the different coloured leaves, I love this time of year! xx

Joy said...

Love how you used the technique on your beautiful card, thanks so much for the link, hugs! Sweet card and bag!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a gorgeous gift ensemble! Love the multi-colored leaves & the string of buttons on the card! So creative! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Ann said...

I love your card, and that container is TOO cute! Thanks for playing the Wee Memories challenge!

Michele Gross said...

Great fall card and the box is great too! Might have to give that one a try ;) Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories!

Laurel said...

What great projects, love the box!

Tiffany said...

Both of these are so lovely, very pleasing to the eye!

Belinda said...

Lovely box and fun card! Love the buttons on the top in a row -- what a cute way to follow the sketch! :) So adorable! Thanks for playing this week with the WMS Sketch! :)