Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Just Add Ink #62 - Blossom Box

Well, I hope you haven't fallen off your chair!  No, it's not Friday & yes, I am actually doing a mid-week post!.  :)

It's been ages since I have played along in the JAI Challenge & this week the ladies have a fantastic challenge to create a bag or box.

I was given the perfect inspiration to create a 3D item, when I was lucky enough to catch up for a wonderful lunch with the very lovely Christine Blain yesterday.  Look at these gorgeous blooms that Christine created (& sent home with me, along with one of her stunning cards):-

I was all inspired by these beauties to whip up a box this evening & opted to use the Pink flower to create this:-

I started with the lid, which was made from a 6x6 sheet of DSP, I centred the scallop border trim punch along each edge of the square & then folded each side down to give a 1" lip.  The box was made from one & a half sheets of cardstock, which has been stamped with the woodgrain stamp & sponged along all the edges.

I added a loop of Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon to the bloom on the lid, which has been raised on dimensionals:-

Thank you so much Christine.  :)

Box Components:  (All SU)
Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette
DSP:  Retired 6x6 Hostess Pad (Regal Rose)
Stamps:  Woodgrain
Inks:  Pretty in Pink
Other:  Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Scallop Border Trim Punch, Sponges, Dimensionals, Pearl, Fancy Flower Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Boho Blossoms, Silver Brad (under Pearl), Sticky Strip


Nikki Spencer said...

Are they not just the best flowers?
They look awesome on the box with the pink ribbon.

Paula said...

What a lovely Box Helen! And a lovely friend in Christine to give you those gorgeous flowers. I am envious!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

I love the soft sponging around the edges.

Christine Blain said...

Well! I DID nearly fall off my chair, my friend, LOL. How clever are you, to quickly whip up this beautiful box? (Bet you used that trusty Scor-Pal that I said I don't need, didn't you?!) The flower looks lovely atop the gorgeous box, Helen. I, too, love the sponged edges.

Lynne Armstrong said...

This is a gorgeous little box that woodgrain stamp :) Christine's flowers are awesome (and you know what I usually think of paper flowers lol)
Hugs xx