ETA: taking a sick day (Sunday)
I'm SOOOOOOOOoooh excited about somethin' to give all of you for Christmas (or for just plain fun for all of you who don't celebrate Christmas...) I'm going to try and post a new template every single day for a month! Here's the first one: a tall skinny box. :O)
Are you guys are tired of this card/look by now? Hope not, 'cause there are a couple-few details that were out of the norm for me that I wanted to share with ya. This card was a fun one to make because of its curvy shape, but also because of the stitching (which is double-sided because it shows on the front & back of the card instead of having to be under layers of mats.) The ends of the thread are hidden under the dragonflies.
Of course, if you don't do sewing, you can skip that part & just make the box...if you like. :O)
Template for the tall skinny box here
It is originally from SU but I could not get their PDF to print fully at all & I didn't want all the score lines to show, so I messed around to resize it & remove the lines. When finished, it measures a lil' over 1 inch by 5.5 inches.
Ways to dress the box up, before assembling it...
1) Create liners for the flaps by tracing them onto text paper (text available in jpg here.)
2) Pierce & stitch the flap liners with turquoise thread (ends are hidden on the back of the liners)
3) Pierce & stitch a trail for the dragonfly
4) Create the curvy bit at the bottom (With the same curve as the card. Details & template here)
The flower stamp is called Victorian Single Flower. It's stamped on Basic Grey's Recess paper & this is my favourite way to colour it...
Silhouette Colouring: A) Emboss in black B) Outline in black marker C) Fill
This is the back of the card.
Here's how to get the stitching to show on the back too:
(with no messy knots)
Step 1) Pierce where you'd like the stitching to be
Step 2) Place dragonflies where you like for your design (they'll hide the stitching ends...see that little turquoise mess of threads on the very right of that pic up there?) :O)
Step 3) Adhere the ends of the thread on the front of the card where you had decided your dragonflies (or other image) would go.
Step 4) Stitch away
Step 5) Stick your dragonflies on. These ones have lots o' bling since they're painted with Shimmerz ("Angel Wings") and the gems are Swarovski crystals, shiiiiinnnny! ;O)
(same for the box & flower)