Saturday, March 21, 2009

Butterfly Box for Mum

Well it's Mothers Day tomorrow so I decided to make a little box for my Mum. Its base is actually one of those travel sweets tins. I have simply covered the side and lid of the tin with K&Co printed papers and used a piece of sticky ribbon to decorate the edge of the lid. The papers were tinted with various pink and blue Whispers dye inks and a blending tool to mute the colours.

The top is decorated with a paper flower I made by stamping randomly onto plain copier paper a butterfly stamp from Elusive Images with vintage sepia Versafine ink. The flower was made by cutting out 3 large and 3 small flower shaped pieces of the stamped paper colouring with the same colour dye inks and curling with a pair of scissors before assembling with mini sticky dots and adding a pearl to the centre.

A little plate and sprig of violet flower buds was also added. The inside is coated with black velvet making it a good little box for keeping jewellery in !
Hope she will like it :-)

The inspiration for this came from one of the UK Stampers forum members, Angelnorth.

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  1. I'm sure she will it is a beautiful box x

  2. Gorgeous box Sid I love what you did with the flower. I must give it a go

  3. Nice job, I'm sure she'll be happy with it. Interesting...Mother's Day in the US isn't until May. If she travels here then do you have to give her another gift?

  4. great box Sid she will love it

  5. oooh...what a lovely box! Hope it went down well with yor mother x

  6. I'll bet your mother loved this. It's lovely. Beautiful flower.


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