My inspiration for this Valentine's Box, is Rustic meets Shiny.
The Box Base was cut from a 12"x12" piece of American Crafts Smooth Kraft Cardstock. I needed to use a 12" long sheet of paper to allow the folding to be done easily. I tried with a 8.5"x11" piece of paper and it was a little difficult to fold. After cutting, I used Versamark Ink and 2 different heart images from the Lawn Fawn Woodgrain Backdrop Stamp set to create a pattern. I avoided stamping behind the panels that I added later.
The assembly is very easy and it is probably a good idea to glue your panels before putting the box together (which I realized too late and did it the hard way, lol!)
Anyways, For the pink panels, I embossed them using the Cuttlebug Kitchen Weave Embossing Folder and then inked the edges using a Mini Ink Blending Tool and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.
|I realized inking after embossing brings up the texture even more.|
The XO cutouts consist of a fuchsia cardstock on top of a silver glitter offset path. The glitter cardstock is from Die Cuts with a View Glitzy Glitter 6x6 paper stack and what I love about it is that it cuts very clean and the glitter doesn't come off at all!. Make sure to use a strong glue like Ranger's Multi Medium Matte to ensure a strong hold on this rough surface.
The Flower on top is just black cardstock . I hand embossed the center of each scalloped groove to give it some dimension and adhered the center to the glitter offset cutout using also Multi Medium. I placed an Enamel Dot in the center to bring some of the main color to the embellishment.
|The hand embossing looks kind of rough in the picture, but in real life you almost can't notice it.|
|Cover the entire back to avoid bending.|
Finally, add some strong double sided tape tape to the bottom flaps and close the box.
|The bottom flaps interlock and can stay closed on their own, |
but it is better to add some tape to keep them together just in case.
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