Sunday, October 23, 2011

Cards in a Box

Card Gift Box
The box was handmade using two pieces of cardstock.  Pieces of the lace were cut and adhered to the top and sides of the box.  A floral accent, cardboard swirl pained with Mica Gloss, Spellbinders Ribbon/Tags and Just Rite Alphabet stamps were used to complete the box.
Card Box Top
The lace provided a perfect background to decorate the top of the box I’d made in which to store the cards.  With spray adhesive  I placed the lace in rows to cover the top and sides of the box.  I then decorated it with a chipboard swirl painted with coordinating Mica Gloss paint  and a flower from my silk flower stash.  A ribbon tag was made (Spellbinders) and stamped with the word “Cards” (JustRite Stamps).  Now you know what is inside the box!

The Cards
This photo is the group of cards made specifically for this May Arts Ribbon challenge.  Ribbon supplied for the challenge is draped over the Rose Quartz rock.  Other May Arts Ribbon was used on a couple of cards to further enhance the card.    

Sentimental Lace Card
I wanted the lace to be the focal point on this card.  A soft muted background paper was chosen in a complementary color to showcase the lace.  A  rosette of lace was made and affixed to the band of lace.  May Arts Silk Ribbon was used to create a soft bow that was centered in the rosette.  The sentiment (JustRite Stamps) was stamped and embossed directly on the background paper.   Several pearls were used to accent the card

Happy Birthday
For this card I used pieces of the 3/8” double sided ribbon to create a double layered flower.  The Bottom layer showcases the green/pink side; the top layer highlights the blue.  A dotted centerpiece was adhered the  middle of the flower.  Paper chosen for this card was selected for its color coordination with the ribbon.  Contrasting paper added a decorative stripe and Dew Drops provided additional dimension.  Happy Birthday ( Hero Arts rubber stamp)  was direct stamped and embossed (Zing Embossing Powder) on the colorful background paper.

Summer Elzybels
A favorite stamp ( Elzybels) was used to enhance the May Arts stripped ribbon used on this fanciful card.  Against a background of coral embossed (Cuttlebug folder/clear embossing powder) Elzybels in handing how jeweled flowers.  Keeping her grounded is May Arts ribbon which stretches across the card.  An additional piece of May Arts Ribbon was twisted to create a flower that sports a jeweled center.  Butterflies are May Arts ribbon pieces that were individually colored to provide color variations from the original red.

May Arts ribbon was used in layers to create the 4 quadrants of this card.  Each section is decorated with either Dew Drops, Rub Ons, or Spellbinder die cuts.  They center is anchored with a Spellbinders oval and scalloped oval.  The oval  was stamped (Inkadinkado) and colored with Prima pencils.  An additional piece of May Arts ribbon was used to create a swirled flower bud which highlights the ovals.  A handpunch was used to create holes in each individual scallop.

Everywhere Butterflies
I made this card with the intention of highlighting the butterflies which were in the ribbon May Arts provided for this challenge.  May Arts Butterflies against a dark green shimmer May Arts Ribbon  were used to divide the two coordinating papers in which butterflies abound.  The center in a gold embossed butterfly (Holly Berry rubber stamp) layered and layered again (Spellbinders).  A perfect all occasion card.

1 comment:

  1. This would make a very nice gift. A nice variety and that box is very pretty.


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