On the Case
Here we go into the new month
with a beautiful addition to our
Take a look at
Angela Radford's project below
and decide whether or not
you could bear to part with it....
"Angela here to show you what I've done
with these gorgeous little boxes but first the
background paper using Distress Oxide inks.
Before I started adding the background paper
I covered the edges of the box with ink and
left it to dry.
Next, cut a strip from the background paper
wide enough to go round the heart box but don't
worry if it's a bit wide as I will show you how
I finish it later.
Now stamp your chosen images to decorate the paper.
Now attach it to the box.
I like to do this a little at a time so it is nice
and firm round the box, spreading the glue to
ensure good coverage.
And here is my method of finishing the edges
once the paper is stuck down.
Take a file and rub the edge upwards away
from the box and this will remove the excess paper
leaving a lovely smooth finish.
The edges may need inking again at this stage.
The lid is next.
Cover this in the same way as the box.
Couldn't resist a bit of grunging here!
Always a relief when the lid fits.
It's better not to use card for the outside as it
may be too thick and then the lid may not
fit which can be very disappointing Lol!
Decoration next but as usual I wasn't quite
sure so cut more flowers than I needed
but they will always come in handy
for another project.
The yellow card was actually left over from
an earlier project.
Edge the flowers next and then you will
have to decide which ones to use!
I decided to make two small roses.
Such a tease! Better show you more.
Well this is the top, almost finished.
I added the ribbon too.
But decided it needed dew drops
which were drops of Glossy Accents.
Just a few more photographs and then I'm off!
Close-up of the flowers.
And the back too.
Happy crafting, Angela xXx"
A beautiful box Angela
Dare I say, beautifully grungy?
Perhaps not but I am sure
you all know what I mean
As to whether I could bear to part
with it..............NO! I could not