Kia ora Koutou
Today I am back with the coordinating box to the wedding card I made last week using Amazing Paper Grace Clipped Nested Squares by Amazing Paper Grace embellished with handcrafted flowers. Here is my previous post with all the details. I have kept to the basic dies and colour combination, but changed the design of the dies so as I could create an aperture to see the sentiment on the card inside the box. I am so happy at how my box and card combination has turned out and it will make a lovely gift for the bride and groom.
Dies were provided by Amazing Paper Grace for today’s creations.
To make the box base I cut a piece of white cardstock 7 3/4″ x 7 3/4″ and scored down each side at 1″. I cut into one side of each corner and trimmed the tag before assembling the base of the box.
To make the box top I cut a piece of white cardstock 6 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ and scored down each side at 1/2″. I then used a centering ruler to work out the centre of the box top and used the lines to line up the clipped square die from the Amazing Paper Grace Clipped Nested Square dies to created the aperture. I then cut a piece of gold cardstock 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and repeated this process to create the aperture. Finally I cut a piece of white cardstock 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ and cut the aperture using the same procedure. I cut a piece of acetate 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhered it the front of the box top before layering the gold and white cardstock on top.
For the sentiment I hot foiled the ‘Congratulations’ sentiment from the Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Occasions Sentiments hot foil plates on white cardstock. I die cut this with the coordinating die as well as another plain die. These were stacked together and added to the base of the box top just below the window.
I die cut two frames using the Amazing Paper Grace Clipped Nested Squares using the two largest dies and two smaller dies and added them to the front of the card framing the aperture. I then added some gold corners using the corner dies from the Amazing Paper Grace Callista Rectangle Shadow Box Frame Dies. Once the front was decorated I finished assembling the box top in the same way as the box base.I
I made the roses from the Amazing Paper Grace Candlewick Rosebud dies which were coloured with Lemon Whip and Ballet Slippers for a soft romantic look. I then added some Cosmic Shimmer Luna Paste – Moonlight Gold to the edges to give the roses an antique shabby chic feel. The large leaves were from the Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go IV dies and were die cut from green cardstock. The leaves were also given some shine and glitter using the Luna Paste and were added around the roses. The small yellow and pink flowers were made using the dies from the Amazing Paper Grace Petite Floral Potpourri Dies. I coloured the yellow flowers with Lemon Whip ink and the pink flowers with Raspberry Bliss ink. The lighter green leaves were also from the Amazing Paper Grace Petite Floral Potpourri Dies set. These were added around the flowers and the aperture to create a pretty floral bouquet.
To finish my card I have made a butterfly from the Amazing Paper Grace Butterfly Bliss Garden Shutters dies out of vellum and gold cardstock. The vellum was coloured with Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide ink and worked in perfectly with the antique-look roses.
I do have a video tutorial coming but I have been having some computer issues. I will add this once I have finished the editing and uploaded it to YouTube.
Amazing Paper Grace Products Used:
Clipped Nested Square Dies
Candlewick Rosebud Dies
Cinch and Go IV Dies
Callista Rectangle Shadow Box Frame Dies
Butterfly Bliss Garden Shutters Dies
Other Products Used:
Spellbinders Essentials Cardstock – Snowdrift, Rainforest, Peridot, Onyx
Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper
Heartfelt Creations Luxe Gold Cardstock
Rajni Chawla’s Flowerite Vellum
Dress My Craft Soft Floral Paper
Dress My Craft wire pollens
Bearly Art Glue
Pink Fresh Studio inks – Lemon Whip, Ballet Slippers, Raspberry Bliss
Ranger Archival ink – Jet Black
Distress Oxide ink – Saltwater Taffy
Scor-Pal score board
Small and medium ball stylus
Medium Groove Golf Tool
Cosmic Shimmer Luna Paste – Moonlight Gold
Spellbinders Foil – Matte Gold
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