Turquoise jelly-bellies. How could I say no!?!
Snookum Stamp Image:
The Template Deets:
Measurements: 6 inches tall, 3 1/2 inches wide, 1 6/8 inches deep. (The front basket part is 1 6/8 inches high)
Please Note (for Printing!): This box prints prints the best on borderless printing; otherwise you may lose bits!
(if you have any trouble with sizing, just let me know and I can email you JPGs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Step 1) Print the template, cut, & score the box.
Lil' Tip: I like to cut roughly & score before I cut the box out all the way. It makes seeing where to score easy. I used watercolour paper for the box. I madly lurve the texture of it. :O)
Step 2) Make scallop frame or ring (layer two nesties one inside the other & tape it on so it stays in place.)
Step 3) Stamp & Cut black shadow layer (cut larger than the coloured leaves image so it'll create a shadow when it's all stuck together.)
Step 4) Adhere strips of patterned papers to the box---These are all from the Urban Prairie Basic Grey 6x6 collection. (More of my blahblahblah about those cuties later.) :O)
Step 5) Pierce along patterned paper strips (through the box)
Step 6) Stitch it up (I used a straight stitch, zig zag, & a row of knots for fun) ;o)
Step 7) Adhere the scallop frame/ring to the round section.
Step 8) Stick on the black shadow layer
Step 9) Adhere the leaves onto shadow layer with Black Foam Tape or Dimensionals
Step 10) Pierce a butterfly trail (I temporarily placed the butterfly so it wouldn't get much wear.)
Step 11) Stitch the butterfly trail. These are just knots of varying sizes:
The Patterned Papers:
These papers are all from the Urban Prairie Basic Grey 6x6 collection. (I had a question from JB about it when I used some of the urban prairie on this LPS mushroom bookmark card, but she was "no reply" so I'm answering you here JB.) :O)
I can't get enough of these 6x6 Basic Grey packs. They're insanely economical (6 bucks for so many pieces!) so I thought I'd blab about 'em in case you were curious.
Selection: Love that these let you have loads of patterned papers that are all the rage--without breaking the bank. Having all those options helps you out of colour ruts too (something that happens to me often.)
Scale: One really neat thing for cardmaking--or other small scale work--is that the graphics on Basic Grey's 6x6 papers are smaller than the graphics on their larger ones. (That's a "no duh!" for some of you, but it took me a while to figure it out, since I had never had both the 12x12 & 6x6 of one pattern before.)
P.S. Tomorrow, a tutorial on how this butterfly medallion was done (aka. taking an image from sm'ugly to snifty, LOL.)