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Monday, 9 November 2009

More Exploding Gift Boxes

Well just as I promised yesterday here are some more examples of the Exploding Gift Boxes. As I have said before it is very easy to get carried away, and also amazing just how different the samples can look when you have a whole new set of stamps to work with.

This class is one that I will be teaching at Lavender Lane in Stoneleigh Broadway on Saturday.(http://www.lavenderlanecrafts.co.uk)
Each of the boxes is made using either 2 or 3 pieces of card depending on the size of the box, and of course the size of the card stock.

As with the previous samples I decided that I would make a card to go with the box as they make fantastic gifts. These ones have a votive candle inside them. Please don't try lighting the candle inside the box, it is merely a means of transportation!!

The red and gold box has been made with Christmas in mind and has been decorated with fabulous Christmas papers cut out using the nestabilities. There was no stamping involved, so I just had to get some in on the card that goes with it. You could also make a gift tag to place inside the box along with your gift.

The other 2 boxes involve stamping, embossing and watercolouring. The flowers on the blue box and card have been painted with bleach. Those of you that know me know that this is one of my favourite technique, its just so easy and you are never quite sure the colour that the card is going to turn to once you have painted it. Not all card stock will bleach so you do need to experiment, but isn't that half the fun anyway.
Anyway I had better get this posted or another day will go by and as I'm back at work tomorrow the playing has got to stop.
Happy Stamping, Kimx

1 comment:

  1. Having seen these boxes and cards close up,I can honestly say that the photos, although good, do not do them justice. Great classes today at Lavender Lane and can't wait for December's class.

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