This workshop continues to shows how to a poinsettia gift box using the Classic poinsettia die & stamps to die for poinsettia stamp set.The Creative Expressions large snowflake embossing folder is wonderful for a quick texture to the box. PVA glue has been added along with some distress rock candy for a shimmery feel to the piece.
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Spellbinders Raspberry Adapter Plate : WIZGC-008
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder : CSEPCLEAR &
True White Embossing Powder : CSEPWHITE
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads ~ Crushed Olive :DPOLIVE &
Festive Berries : DPBERRIES
Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE
Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA Glue : CSPEAWHGLU
Rock Candy Dry Glitter : GLITROCKLG
Pearl Spray Embellishments :PEARLSPRAY
Metallic Gold Card : 40984 or Silver Shadow Foundations Card
or Vellum : 40024
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1. Continuing on from part 1 of the workshop where the Spellbinder `All in one Tool ` was poked through the punched holes to make the holes in the folded area of the box top feature. Now pass a length of 2 tone Cosmic Shimmer ribbon through the holes. Use the pokey tool ease the ribbon through the tight areas. Once it`s through the 4 holes wrap the ribbon back round and pass through the other 4 holes so that the 2 ends of the ribbon meet at the front of the box.
Step 2. Place the largest Creative Expressions Stamps to Die For ~ Elegant Poinsettia onto an acrylic block & select the Tim Holtz festive berries & crushed olive ink distress ink pads.
Step 3. Tap the Tim Holtz festive berries over the stamp & then take the crushed olive ink distress ink pad & just ink the tips of the poinsettia stamp up. Alternatively use a distress marker to colour the green tips with ink.
Step 4. Stamp the image onto a piece of coconut card & quickly tip the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear embossing powder over the ink.
Step 5. Tip the excess powder back into the embossing powder pot before heat setting the embossing powder with a heat gun.
Step 6. Repeat the process until you have 2 large stamped images and 4 of the middle size poinsettia`s.
Step 7. Find the correct position if the die by matching say the fatter of the petal shapes up with the corresponding die shape. Once you have the correct coverage of the die secure the die, cut side down onto the image using some low tack tape.
Step 8. Do the same with the one of the smaller poinsettia pieces and with one of the leaves if you have already stamped one of those out in just the green ink. Make sure the cut edge of the die / card is placed facing into the Grand Calibur cutting board & place the base plate over the top. Run the die shapes through the Grand Calibur & then emboss the shapes if you require.
Step 9. Repeat until you have all the stamped poinsettias cut out .
Step 10. Depending on the finished colour you require for the poinsettia you can either leave the poinsettia as is or take some of the festive berries distress ink & run the ink over the main section of the flowers using a piece of cut`n`dry foam. Then do the same with the crushed olive ink around the edges of the poinsettia leaves as they were previously white after die cutting them.
Step 11. Take a pair of decoupage snips or a small pair of scissors and use the closed blades to curve the edges of the poinsettia petals over to create a lovely dimension to the flowers.
Step 12. Repeat this on all of the leaves before using some 3D glue to stack & glue each of the flowers into each other.
Step 13. Add a dot of the Cosmic Shimmer spring green PVA glue into the centre of the poinsettias.
Step 14. Take the Tim Holtz distress glitter ~ rock candy & sprinkle this over the top of the glue. Tap off the excess glitter…..
Step 15. ….to reveal the lovely texture over the glued centre. Set both flowers aside to allow the glue to dry.
Step 16. Once the glue is dry add some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the reverse of the 3d poinsettia & place it onto the top right hand corner of the front of the gift box.
Step 17. Now take the 2nd poinsettia & repeat the process but this time place the flower on the left hand sloped area and make sure it slightly overlaps the poinsettia below.
Step 18. Once the flowers are secure add some of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA to make faux pearls on each of the centres of the embossed snowflakes.
Step 19. Add the Tim Holtz distress glitter ~ rock candy over the top of the glue dots to continue the Christmassy feel to the project. Repeat this on all of the upright sides of the box. Leave somewhere safe until the glue & glitter has dried.
Here are 2 finished boxes which have been made in traditional colours
The other is a delicate vellum box with different textures of white for a wonderful soft feel to the piece. No embellishments have been added over the knots of the ribbon so that the gift boxes can be used & opened over and over again. Why not make them a family tradition and bring them out every year as it makes, the size makes it easier to find a nice gift to put inside, even a nice crafty gift.
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