Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Card in a Box... finally!

I have been seeing these 'Card in a box' projects all over the place lately and have been just dying to try one out.  This one was made for a very special friend and I wanted it to be very romantic and have a very vintage/Victorian feel.



To make the box, I followed the tutorial over at Split Coast Stampers (and used the altered dimensions so that it would fit in a standard card).

The base is Baked Brown Sugar and I have (finally!) used more of the Etcetera DSP! I just love this paper and spent a long time decided exactly which piece to use for this project :)

I've layered the DSP pieces with Pistachio Pudding CS and popped each panel onto the flaps. Most of the elements (the flowers) are from the Simply Sketched set, with the exception of the little flower from Petite Petals. I coloured the flowers in with Blushing Bride, and then stamped the smaller flowers in Calypso Coral. I love, love, love the Simply Sketched set, and have used it more times than I can remember!

What is your favourite set? The one you go to when no other set will do? 

Check out the challenge this week at Colour Me...!

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox



Supplies:
Stamps: Simply Sketched, Petite Petals
Inks: Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding
Paper: Etcetera DSP, Baked Brown Sugar CS, Pistachio Pudding CS, Very Vanilla CS
Tools: Petite Petals punch, Scalloped Oval punch, Large Oval punch

6 comments:

  1. OMGOSH Tara! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I would love to create one of these - off to check out the tutorial :) WTG!

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  2. this is beyond gorgeous, tara!! what a lovely gift for your friend!! you totally rocked the color combo!!

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  3. WOWZERS Tara! I too, have been dying to try this but haven't been brave enough yet. I'm blown away by this stunning masterpiece. Victorian? Check! Vintage? Check! Romantic? Check! You knocked this one out of the park! :)

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  4. Wow, Tara...this is fabulous! Lots of work but so worth it!

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  5. Wow, Tara...what a fabulous box design.

    Hugs Diane

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Thank you for your comments and encouragements! They mean the world to me!

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