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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Tattered Lace Gift box

Tattered Lace Gift Box 
By Sue Smyth

Just recently I had to do an article on recycling in papercraft, along with some examples, which inspired me to do this pretty little gift box from the humble Toilet roll. 
Cut the Couture Creations tattered lace doily from White cardstock. Spray with spray adhesive and cover with glitter. 

Cover the toilet roll with pink cardstock, layer the glittered doily on top and attach with tape.
Create a rosette from ribbon. By cutting a small circle, from scrap cardstock and pleat ribbon around the edge holding in place with a hot glue gun.

Then make a sugared rose with Couture Creatiions Roses Die. As the per the tutorial in my last post, I use this technique many times so I have included again for you. 

Step 1 
Cut out the largest shape from the Roses die from white cardstock

Step 2
Trim off edge about 1 cm in width

Step 3 
Roll up the spiral with a flower roller or bamboo skewer.

Step 4
Release and allow to unwind a little.

Step 5
Glue to the scrap white card with Hot glue. 

Step 6 
Trim off the excess white card.

Step 7
Use Couture Creations Tweezers to roll the petals.

Step 8 
Spritz with your choice of spray inks. Allow to dry or heat gun

Step 9
Spray with spray adhesive.

Step 10
Dip into a pot of white Glitter.

Step 11
Voila! one sugared rose. This works best on pale colours rather than dark and looks just like sugared violets  do

Handy Hint when spraying with mist, cover all of the flower and then apply just a little of a darker colour to the centre only.
to add a kind of dimension. You can do this with a paint brush or pipette. 

Thanks for joining me and I hope you are inspired. 

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