Do you remember my last post - the white on white? Well, I just had to make some boxes for my Christening cards for the twins, didn't I, so here they are - and they fit in very nicely with the theme at Mo's this week of 'I see spots'.
I made them from my favourite cardstock with a pearlescent sheen which of course, bounces the light off the embossed dots (made with an embossing folder), on my central panel beautifully. The image I used for the circular tags is exactly the same as on the Christening cards themselves, (that of 'Babygirl S by Mo Manning) and I also made one a reflected image of the other as I did before so they match the cards. I am sure I don't need to tell anyone that I coloured them with Promarkers, LOL.
I also created & cut out the recipients names myself, setting them in a similar fashion into the layered banner (from Bird's Cards) - hinting at the card hidden away inside. The flower embellishing each one echoes the names of the babies. Having cut & rolled up the rose I dotted the centre with Liquid Pearls and hand embossed Poppy's flower for a bit of interest & dimension before adding a few Liquid Pearls dots to the centre of this too, & which hopefully make it more poppy-like. I also hand embossed the leaves from Penny Duncan.
|A card in it's own box.
Need more spots 'n' dots? LOL. Well, I gave the top edges of the box added interest with a minuscule scalloping into which I added a tiny cut out circle every so often and not one to like waste, I used an off-cut remnant of the scalloped edge to decorate the central panel too. Far too pretty to consign to the bin!
|I'll just show you one of the insides of the boxes, the other just has a different name and with the flowers on the other side.
As I usually do, I gave the boxes an insert - this time with a scalloped edge & also with a sentiment in a similar font to the one I used to cut the name tags. If you look carefully, you will see that this is printed on top of a faded out version of the main image. Again, keeping each variation of the image for each girl. I kept the embellishment of the insides necessarily flat of course, but used the same flowers as I had cut for the cards. Total co ordination!
Hope you like them.
P.S - if you would like to see details of the cards themselves the link is here.
Challenges I would like to enter my boxes for are:
Mo's - I see spots
Stamping Sisters in Christ - a joyful, celebratory occasion
Passion for Promarkers - white on white
Sunday's With Crissy - favourite colour combo (WoW - hard to beat I reckon)
Emerald Faeries - use a banner
Frosted Designs - banners
Pink Elephant - flowers
Great Impressions - flowers
Wags 'n' Whiskers - say it with flowers
Truly Madly Crafty - handmade flowers
Crafty Creations - flower power
Tip Top - spotty dotty
I Brake For - anything but a card (boxes albeit for cards, LOL)
Tammy's Scapin' Corner - anything goes (with embossing).