I've had this Lots of Love Box Framelit Die set for a few weeks now. It coordinates with theSure Do Love You Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog. I've used a few of the smaller pieces in the die set - the banner and the hearts, but I'd yet to use the box die itself.
Last night, I wanted to use my Blender Pens on theLots of Lavender set from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog after I heard some say they didn't like the watercolor effect. Using the Blender Pen allows you to fill in the color more precisely and evenly. I stamped the whole image in Rich Razzleberry, then used my Blender Pen to pull the color from the stamped image. I still stamped the leaves, stems, and bow to keep the softer watercolor look. I rather like the effect, don't you?
Then, came the time to decide what to do with it? As I said before, I think lavender lends itself so well to a rustic image and I wanted to keep that feel, but I wasn't in the mood to make a card. I remembered I had the Lots of Love Box Framelit Die and thought it would showcase my image nicely. You never know when you need a pretty little box, too. The finished box measures 4-7/8" x 3" x 5/8", and can hold treats, jewelry, or small love notes. It happens to coordinate perfectly with the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes making it the perfect size for a small note card collection. I haven't decided what to do with it just yet, but I do like the way it turned out.
To make the box, you'll need to sheets of 4 1/4 x 6 1/2" paper. I used 2 sheets from the Eastern Palace Designer Paper Collection. The two pieces will be glued opposite each other and I will do a video just as soon as the new memory card for my phone arrives. I'm completely out of memory and unable to do any videos until tomorrow. Once the box is made, I wrapped it with Burlap Ribbon and overlapped that with Very Vanilla Lace, tying a bow to the extreme far right of the front of the box.
To stamp the image...
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