The Challenge at A Vintage Journey this time is With a Flourish. I love adding flourishes onto my projects, but wanted to do something a little different. After a couple of days thinking about this I thought I would showcase the flourish on 2 different pillow boxes using a shabby feel to one and a vintage feel to the other as I know Tim is influenced in both these styles a bit like myself. I love these little boxes, they are great for popping in a little gift.
I first die cut out Tim's pillow box die using 480 gsm white card. For my shabby feel one I stamped my ornate stamp using embossing ink and heated with clear powder. Next I started to shade with distress all over, adding some script stamp and a flourish stamp in the same shades I had coloured the cardstock. I then spritz with a little water and some distress stain to shabby it up a bit.
My tattered flower was swooshed through stains as Tim shows you, distressing the edges and spritzing on some stain before building them and adding little beads to the centre. I stained my cheesecloth with stains, scrunched and dried with my heat gun to shabby up.
I like how Tim adds metal accents to his projects and felt my flower would suit them. I also stamped some butterflies onto vellum, fussy cut and placed at the flower.
My flourish I swooshed also through stain picking up shades drying in between layers. I then stamped onto it with distress and sprayed a little glimmer mist on.
My Christmas box was started in the same way as my shabby one but this time I used more vintage tones.
I love how the sizzix tattered pine cone die doubles up for roses too, so this was perfect to use on my project. Tim has a video of how to on his blog. I coloured my white card with different tones of reds and browns for my roses, added a little glimmer mist and gilding wax to the edges. My pine cone was cut out in kraft card and shaded at the edges. I added some snow to my pine branch which was made from a Cheery Lynn die B257 cuties fringe 3, wrapping it around a cocktail stick at an angle.
My flourish I pressed into Versamark in and used Frantage on it along with a little red tinsel embossing powder. I also rubbed a little gilding wax on the edges.
Finally adding my gift tags and some craft stash. Hope you have enjoyed looking at my boxes and check out the super talented Creative Guides at A Vintage Journey and join in the challenge.
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