Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today. Today’s story, “Sew much Love” started from an empty slider packaging box. I wanted to weave a story around a vintage couple and to depict that, I altered a packaging box using the “industrial” style!
I opened my brand new foil tape and was more than excited to experiment with it! More so after seeing the TH january tag! Here we go...from a plain unassuming box....
Step1- I painted black gesso to the sides of the box and the edges of the lid. Then, I adhered some dry wall tape on the sides for texture.
Next,I stuck the foil tape to a CS and ran it thru the haberdashery embossing folder. For some reason the combination of scissors, buttons, thimble and a rose in between made it so romantic and that is why I chose this one. It also had a vintage look.The dry wall tape also complimented the checkered pattern on the folder.
Step2- The scary part! I applied black acrylic paint all over the embossed foil and waited for it to dry. Then ran a wet wipe over it, removing the color in parts. This gave an amazing distressed metal look! I then cut the circular portion off the embossed piece as I had other plans!
Step 3- Time to play with alcohol inks. I had to work with yellows and greens and kept only the rose red..that gave an instant romantic look the piece! I had a pic of a vintage couple in my stash just perfect to slide thru the cut portion and Oh my! They just looked so comfortable!
Step4- I stamped the sentiment on the space available and heat embossed it n white and also managed to have a small heart shaped brad along with it. A few twisted rose buds and the lid was ready. I further embellished it with some rhinestones. One look at the couple and you can say, they were just happy in their own space!
The pull out for the box has a little key and cute heart that says it all!
Step 5- A look inside and you can see a set of cards...and a bling heart holds it all together!
The heart too is using duct tape and used the Sizzix die for the mini heart, embossed it and colored with red ink and then rubbed in some archival black to distress it. Some rhinestones to bling it and it held on to those romantic note cards!
Step 6- I had a great time making these Kraft note cards and having some die cut negatives as embellishments.
I inked the edges with vintage photo DI and stamped some quotes and message boxes too.
All of them put together make it a perfect “valentine gift”...sew romantic right???
Let me know your comments on these.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges...
OCC- sew and sew
Anything But cute- grungy Love
The Crazy Challenge- Love
A Vintage Journey- Industrial Love
More mixed media- red
Brown Sugar Challenge- Valentine/ Love
Creative Moments- AG with a twist of Romance/Love
Crafting for all seasons- Love is in the air
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.