Welcome to this blog hop featuring new products from the Ideas Book and catalogue from Close to My Heart.
For this post I have used one of the note boxes available for sale through CTMH and decorated it with the Skylark paper which I had left over from the WOTG and it is just beautiful.
Here it is:
The birdcage has been die cut out of Honey cardstock and sponged with Desert Sand to get the old gold look. I have used a Couture Creations die as I couldn’t find a birdcage on the CTMH cartridges.
For the flowers I have been inspired by Cathy Derouche (a sister CTMH consultant who has done some great videos and uploaded them to YouTube) and used my Art Philosophy (p 50 for the outside petals) and Artiste cartridges (page 54 for the centre) to cut out the shapes. I have used White Daisy cardstock and sponged with Buttercup ink and then sponged all the edges with Sweet Leaf ink to create a subtle yellow/green flower that matched the Skylark paper beautifully. Prior to inking I have used an embossing stylus to create some texture and shape to the flowers. This has created a more realistic and faded look to the roses which is what I was wanting to achieve.
The leaves have been cut using the Artiste cartridge (page 54) out of Sweet Leaf cardstock. Again I have dry embossed using an embossing stylus to create a leafy texture and then sponged with Pear ink.
Finally I added a little bling to finish off the picture using the Clear Sparkles Flourishes – small.
Once I had completed all the embellishments the rest of the box was easy to do. I have used Juniper cardstock to mat the Skylark papers on all the sides.
I have left the inside of the box empty for the box to be used as a trinket or keepsake box.
Here are a couple of close-ups of the flowers:
Cardstock – White Daisy, Juniper, Sweet Leaf, Honey
Inks – Desert Sand, Buttercup, Sweet Leaf, Pear
Cricut Cartridges – Artiste and Art Philosophy
Sparkles Clear Flourishes – small
Couture Creations birdcage die
Sizzix Garden Flower set
Cuttlebug embossing machine
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17 thoughts on “New Product Blog Hop – Part 2”
Like the way you coloured the flowers. I think I need to make more flowers now.
Thank you Maz. I love making flowers and I look forward to seeing what you are able to do 🙂
This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the vintage feel of your flowers.
Thank you Hansi 🙂
your flowers are stunning!
Thank you Linda 🙂
WOW! Fabulous box, Patricia! Love the flowers and the bird cage… they give vintage looking on your box.
Thank you Helen. I am very happy how they turned out. 🙂
This box is stunning- absolutely stunning! You clever lady 🙂
Thank you Lauren – you are pretty clever too 🙂
Thank you Karla 🙂
Wow, this is one of the prettiest boxes I have seen. I just love this paper pack.
Thank you Laurie. 🙂
Your card box is so pretty!! And the flowers on top turned out gorgeous!
Thank you Pam. I am really pleased with it too. 🙂
Magnificent! I am impressed with the extra layers on your flowers…I’m going to have to try that!
Thank you Tracey 🙂