Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Long post with lots of pics!!!

I finally got all of the pictures taken and edited so I could share how to do that gift box! My helper, Chloe wasn't feeling well, so she wasn't able to take pictures after a few minutes, it is such a bummer to not feel well this time of year...

So please be patient with the non-action shot pictures, I would have to do a step and then take a picture and so on!
There are quite a few steps, but honestly, it goes really fast once you get the stuff together to get going!

Things you will need:
Studio line gel medium in glossy
Smidge of blue acrylic paint
Blank canvas acrylic paint
Sky blue acrylic paint
Studio brushes
craft sheet
Baby wipes
Heat tool
Adirondack Denim
Distress faded jeans
Embossing powder in cobalt
Embossing powder in white

Tim Holtz scissors
clear tape
paper trimmer
Xyron Cheetah
Tombo multi adhesive
Bazzill cross-hatch in white 8.5 x 11 (two sheets)
Joyeux Noel stamp set from Cornish Heritage Farms

To get started on making the masterboard, use a brush to apply the glossy gel medium to some of the snowflake stamps. Heat set if you want to get right on to the next step.
Use a brush to remove some of each of the acrylic paint from each of the color tubs. (rinse between each tub)
Thinning the paint with plenty of water in your brush, pick up a little from each of the colors and start applying to the paper with large sweeping motions, don't be afraid to saturate the paper, it helps the paint move on the paper, also, don't "scrub" the paper peels and pills if you apply to much motion and pressure.
Before things start drying, use a baby wipe to remove the paint from the top of the glossy snowflakes. Then use the baby wipe to apply The Adirondack Denim ink lightly.
Use heat tool to speed up the drying process, or set aside to dry.

When it is dry, stamp a few different snowflakes with the Distress ink in Faded Jeans, sprinkle with the Cobalt embossing powder and heat until melted.

Using the Versamark, stamp the sentiment and different snowflake to create another layer of depth sprinkle the white embossing powder all over. Then heat until everything is melted.

Master board done!

On to the gift box now!
Cut a 3 x 3 window out of the middle.

Score two inches from each edge the widest way.

Trim every 1/2 inch along both score lines.

Trim a clear acetate sheet piece to 3.5"
x 3.5"
Tape down and then zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine. Zig-zag stitch just above the scored edge for decorative purposes.

Apply Tombo multi-adhesive along one edge. Let set for a few minutes.
Use Xyron Cheetah to apply adhesive on the trimmed edges.

I used a can of hair spray, but use what you have, and wrap the edge with no adhesive around until you get to the edge that has the adhesive. Press down on the edge to get a good seal.

Splay the edges out before you try to remove whatever you had wrapped. It will stick to the tabs if you don't (learned that one the hard way, LOL!)

Use the Tim Holtz scissors to trim two circles out of the chipbaord, one for each end.
Alternating tabs that are opposite of each other, fold them down to the chipboard circle, until all are folded over forming the bottom of the package.

Fill with your intended goodies, things like malt balls, mini candy bars, gourmet popcorn, and of course cookies all are easy treats that look fun through the window!!!
A fun addition would be to use white Staz-on to stamp on the acetate as well!
For the matching card, trim the second piece of cardstock to 3.5" tall by 7" wide, score down the middle at 3.5" and fold. Apply the 3" piece to the center of the card base, and stitch around with a zig-zag stitch. Add your embellishments, a note inside, and then share with someone special!

I love this idea, the ideas are limitless, and it is really fun!!!
Thanks for visiting, and Merry Christmas!!!


Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Super duper project!!!

Love the colors and just everything!

Thanks so much for all the photos!!!!

Rachel Carlson said...

this is fantastic beks! happy christmas, rach

Anonymous said...

Amazing projects Becky...thanks so much for the step-by-step instructions. Hope you had a Merry Christmas :)

Brenda Hurd said...

Holy crap thats technical - and amazing of course!! Sorry chloe isn't feeling well - hugs. Missed you friday!!