May 17, 2011

Decorated Stationery Box & Note Cards

For the next three days Penny Black has partnered with Tombow USA for a special blog feature.  

Each day a different artist will reveal their creative inspiration.  Today I am sharing a stationery box with note cards.


Trace the template provide here on watercolor cardstock and cut.  For this sample I used 140 lb. Canson Watercolor Paper.  Apply color directly from the markers (098, 665, 856) to Reverie, mist inked stamp with water, and stamp.   Continue with this process to cover the entire piece.

There is one section of the pattern that will need to be stamped on the reverse side to provide a finished look to the inside edge of the box.  That piece is the long tab that will be folded into the back edge.

Over stamp the design with the Letter Background in gold ink.

Score the fold lines and assemble the box.  Be sure to insert a ribbon, if desired, under the last fold of the box flap before applying adhesive.  This will hide the ribbon and provide an open surface to attach the Tombow Fastener Tab.

After the Fastener Tab has been attached to the top flap, remove the adhesive backing from the remaining portion and then close the lid shut.  This will provide the proper placement of the second piece without adhering the two sections separately.

  • To create the note cards, cut 2 ¾ x 3 ¾-inch pieces of Storm (01-001) cardstock and stamp a shadow block with Tombow Dual Brush Marker 090.  Instructions for creating a custom shadow stamp can be viewed here.
  • Mask off the area around the shadow with Judi Kins Eclipse Tape.  Ink Reverie with the markers (098, 665, 856) and “huff” on the ink.  Stamp over the exposed shadow image.
  • Remove the Eclipse Tape.
  • Stamp the sentiment with black pigment ink and heat emboss with clear powder.
  • Mat the cards with 3 x 4-inch pieces of Penny Black Mix & Match cardstock that have been edged in gold. 
Finished Box Size: 3 3/8 x 4 ¼ x 1
Finished Note Cards: 3 x 4

Thank you for viewing.

Featured Products: 
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock:  Storm 01-001, Fuchsia Fantasies 13-002, Fall Festival 16-003
Tombow Dual Brush Pens: 090, 098, 665, 856