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Valentine's day is Friday and so it's appropriate that our theme this month is Love! I decided to make up a couple of little treat boxes that I plan to give out this week to ladies I visit. I used the following Samantha Walker files to make these two boxes:
I re-purposed some plastic packaging and filled it with some sequins to place inside the window. I finished it off with some baker's twine,seam binding bow, and a stamped tag.
I really am in love with vellum lately (like you couldn't tell right?) and decided after making the first box from pattern paper to make another from vellum. I love the way this box turned out, it's light and airy. I embossed the four side panels before attaching to the sides and topped it with a bow from seam binding and a vellum flower.
I cut the sentiment and heart out and then used gold embossing powder over both.
The vellum flower is made from the peony bud. I wanted a two toned flower and I'm going to show how I easily created the effect.
I cut the peony from plain white vellum. I then took a Faber-Castell big brush marker (you could use any marker that is smudge resistant for this) and colored the inner edges of the flower. Notice that it doesn't have to be perfect and mine ended up being a little rough in spots.
Once the marker is dry turn it over and place on a soft surface - I used my trusty Memory Works push pad.
Using the end of my Silhouette pick-me-up tool I pressed into each of the "petals" around the whole flower. Put a little more pressure in the center of the petals and then pull out. This also gives the "lined" appearance in the final flower. I wasn't expecting that when I started, but I really like the texture it gives.
I applied a little hot glue as I assembled and topped it off with a white gemstone in the middle. The one on the right (below) was my first attempt and I decided I wanted more of the red coloring to show in the middle.
There you have it, a simple way to make a two toned vellum flower.
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