This workshop shows how to make a lovely gift box using the Just Rite Christmas holly background stamp. Often stamps can be differently than you first might have thought and this project is just one of those ways.
Here is a close up of circle dazzler that has just had one drop of alcohol ink dropped on the dazzler and the ink just colours the whole embellishment without doing anything else to it.
Click Below for a Printable A4 Worksheet
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Christmas Holly Background Justrite Cling : JRCL03860
PK 10 Assorted Circle Dazzlers : DAZASSCIRCLE
Pk 10 Heat Emboss Acetate : HEATEMBOS if Stamp & Embossing on Acetate
Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
Spellbinder Oval Die WIZS4 – 110
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE
Tim Holtz Distress Marker Pens – Peeled Paint : DMPEEL & Fired Brick : DMFIRED
Creative Expressions Non Stick Craft Sheet – 300mm x 400mm : CRAFTSHEET
Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT
Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink Pad : DPPEELEDPAINT
Archival Black Ink Pad : ARCHBLK
Clear Micro Beads : MICROBEADS
Double Sided Self Adhesive Film A4 (pk 5) : ADHA4
Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool : ALCAPPTOOL
Adirondack Alcohol Inks: Red Pepper : ALCIRED & Lettuce : ALCILETT
Vintage Ribbon Moss Green : VRMOSS
Wonder Tape WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available
Green & White A4 Card Stock
Step by Step Instructions
1 The Just Rite Christmas holly background stamp is a large one so for this project leave the stamp on the front index panel and will use that instead of an acrylic block.
2 Ink the stamp using the Ranger archival black ink pad. It is a large stamp so make sure that the ink is tapped onto the whole image.
3 Swipe a piece of heat resist acetate with an anti static bag before stamping the image onto the acetate. It is optional depending on the look whether the image has clear embossing powder added over the ink & then embossed.
4 Here is the just stamped image on the acetate. This piece has been created to save cutting out all the frilly detail of the lace inside & will be used to create a lovely coloured centre piece to the box.
5 Take a piece of A4 white card (the coconut card is great for this) & stamp the background image using the archival ink in the centre of the card. Place the large oval die matching it up to the design & cut away the inside oval & lace area.
6 Once cut lay the acetate piece under the oval to bring back the design of the whole stamp.
7 Work on the opposite side to the one that has just been inked and add red pepper & lettuce alcohol ink to the felt applicator. Tap the ink over the oval piece to give a mottled effect.
8 Depending on whether the acetate has been embossed or just inked then place a cut oval of self adhesive film over the oval centre (place on the reverse if the lace detail has been embossed or on top if not), remove the backing before pouring over the micro beads.
9 Cut around the outer edge of the holly background on the acetate and just lay the design behind the oval aperture at this stage so the inking can be done next.
10 Swipe the Tim Holtz peeled paint distress ink pad over the whole sheet of card. Go in and add more ink around the oval area with either the ink pad or some ink on a piece of cut`n`dry foam & allow to dry.
11 Place the piece on a score board (optional) and use the points 2 & 3 to make a score line next to the edge of the background stamp. Alternatively score & measure at 1 inch. The remaining area (3/4”) will be left as a smaller piece & will be used as part of the box. Repeat on the other side edge.
12 Turn the card and repeat the process along the bottom edge of the design. This time the 3rd line will be needed to added to create the cut point and this is score line no4 or ¾ inch. Repeat this on the top edge.
13 Cut away the excess on the top and bottom edge to leave 2 scored panels around the centre background stamp image. Cut away all of the 3 outer corner boxes before cutting up to the 2nd embossed line next to the main panel. Cut up on the diagonal to make a notch for a box tab & repeat on all 4 corners.
14 Use the back of the stamp panel as an artist palette and add some of the fried brick & peeled paint marker ink to the white surface. Take the Tim Holtz water brush and pick up some of the green ink.
15 Go in and add the colour to the holly leaves. Alternatively add the ink directly to the holly leaf & pull the ink out using the water brush. Allow the ink to remain darker at the base to add shading.
16 Complete the whole piece by building the green and then adding the fired brick for the berries.
17 Add the 3mm red line wonder tape on the front edges of the acetate & add the panel to the back of the box lid. Now crease back the box tabs & apply the tape to the tabs and the edge of the 2nd panels. These sides of the boxes will make a flap to cover the corner tabs and strengthen the inside of the box.
18 Remove the backing off the tape before placing the 4 tabs in place. Make sure the tabs are pulled up and that the corner edges marry up for a crisp finish to the corners.
19 Once the tabs are completed fold down the top and bottom flaps to cover the tabs.
20 Repeat this on the 2 side panels to complete the neat finish to the box.
21 Now the box lid has been made. Place white tissue paper around the gift inside the box to make the colour shine through or use a dark paper depending on the look that is required. Now the base of the box is needed.
22 Measure the lid width – this one is 4 5/8th of an inch & the length 5 7/8th of an inch.
23 Find the centre of the card and measure 4 1/2 “and score down the start and finish points to create the edges of the box. This will determine the depth of the box so measure this area & score a line the same depth across the top of the card.
24 Now measure 5 ¾” down the side edge and score a line. Now score another line the same depth of the outer sides to complete the base area. This is an easy way to make a base to fit a required lid area that has been custom made. Trim away the bottom edge. Cut the corners to make a standard box tab & make the base up.
25 Add one drop of red pepper alcohol ink over the dazzler to change to colour, this will simulate a berry effect & add detail to a shabby ribbon bow that has been added below.
26 Here is a side view of the box. Perfect for adding some crafting items to give to a friend as a gift.