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Monday, 22 July 2013

Altered Gift Box by Cathi O'Neill


Hi Cathi here with an altered box using more of my Couture Creations dies and embossing folders!


Here is how the box started, I distressed the edges to give it an antique look, using my Couture Creations Sponge Daubers and Walnut Ink Distress Ink.


I embossed using the Sweet Dreams Collection: Ello Embossing Folder and some gorgeous lilac  glimmer cardstock and used punched strips of turquoise around the side and on the top of the box. I added some lace for more detail.  For the narrower strips on the side of the box I was able to use the continuous strip embossing that the built in slits in the Couture Creations folders included.


For the top of the box, I die cut the beautiful Fleur de Frame Nesting Die, and then 2 each of the 3 smallest Daisy Nesting Dies in turquoise vellum to make a flower. To make the flower I layered them all and attached them with a brad, then scrunched each layer. This turquoise vellum does not need water distressing to make the flower shape, but you can follow the tutorial done on this project here to make this quick and simple flower.


To add some dimension, I put the frame up on Couture Creations 6mm Foam Tape.




I also cut out the Endless Dreams Tip Toe die to add detail to the flower, treating them more as leaves for this.

Here is a look at the top of the box.



And here is another look at the completed box.


Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you will share any work you do with these gorgeous dies and folders on our Facebook page!!


 Couture Creations products used


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