Monday, 7 December 2009

A successful shopping trip and another challenge fulfilled

Yesterday's shopping trip went quite well. I found a lovely glass dish for one of my relatives (I doubt that she visits my blog but I'll still not say which one just to be on the safe side). It's in the shape of a leaf and so DH suggested filling it with a selection of nuts and a nutcracker. I thought he did great with that brainwave. The dish wasn't packaged in any way and so I'll need to make a box to give it in. Oh what a chore, lol.

When I got back home I managed to sneak in a little bit of crafting and I've played along with the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge which was on the theme of a matching set (which you may have noticed by now, I love to do anyway). Here's what I came up with:

A pyramid card and a matching french fries box.

Stamp sets: Season of Joy, Polka Dot
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Sage Shadow, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Sage Shadow
Other: Clear EP, White EP, Filigree Brad, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brad

I used the Polka Dot background stamp with Versamark to stamp two sides of the pyramid and heat embossed with White EP. You can't tell from the photos but the trees are glossy. To get this effect I first added Versamark to the stamp, followed immediately by Sage Shadow ink, before stamping out both layers of ink together onto Whisper White card and heat embossing with Clear EP. A Filigree Brad with a Rhinestone Brad centre, top off the tree.

Stamp sets: Season of Joy, Polka Dot, Spotlight on Christmas
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Sage Shadow, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Sage Shadow, Not Quite Navy, White Stazon
Punch: Word Window
Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon: Very Vanilla
Other: Clear EP, White EP, Small Flat Cellophane Bag
Non-SU: French Fries die cut

The french fries box was made in a similar way to the card with the addition of the Christmas sentiment, selectively inked from the Spotlight on Christmas oval stamp. This was punched out with the Word Window and trimmed to make a mini banner. I stamped a Small Cellophane bag with the snowflake from the Season of Joy set, in White Stazon, before filling with choccies and tying with ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx


~ Ali ~ said...

Oh this is fab and the colour combo is gorgeous.

Biscuitlid said...

these are gorgeous and I've never thought to stamp VM and then SU ink over the top to emboss - will have to give that one a try, thanks for the tip


Helen said...

These are fab!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x