November 28, 2012

Crystal Drops...A Card & A Box

One great “recipe/technique” can lead to multiple creative variations!  

Today “Crystal Drops”, Penny Black’s elegant collage stamp, is used with the same masking/stamping technique along with Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko's inks to create a card and a box.

The Most Wonderful Time
Echo/Shadow Stamping:  First Impression - Pistachio Memento; Second Impression - Delicata Golden Glitz
For the card, a small area was masked, inked and stamped.  

TIP/HINT:  For shadow/echo stamping, stamp the image once, clean the stamp, re-ink with a second color, and then stamp over the previous impression.

Circular Close Up

Dimensional embellishing accents were created from the sentiments from Hello Winter.

Using the same techniques, a box was designed to match the card.

Crystal Drops Holiday Box
Echo/Shadow Stamping:  First Impression - Nautical Blue Memento; Second Impression - Delicata Golden Glitz

The top of the box contains the same shading and “echo” stamping.    This time the masks were removed before the collage was stamped so the design could extend beyond the "inked window".

Box (Inside)1 
Here, tucked on the inside, a wintry sentiment was added from Christmas Cheer.

 Box (Bottom)1
To finish, the bottom of the box was stamped with Christmas Story.

TIP/HINT:  Penny Black’s Cardstock is wonderful for creating boxes.  Great weight and the one-sided color makes it easy to create two-tone pieces.  In this sample, Clear Skies cardstock offers a fabulous option for the interior to be white while the outside portion is a beautiful blue.

This box was a make-n-take project I taught at CHA and welcome you enjoy these instructions for creative inspiration. 

Box Instructions

·    Mask the sides of a 4 x 4 piece of white cardstock with 1” strips 
of Eclipse Tape.  Highlight the center with Danube Blue Memento Ink.

·   Remove the masks and stamp Crystal Drops in 
Nautical Blue then again with Delicata Golden Glitz.  
Optional:  Add snowy highlights to the trees with a white gel pen or pencil.
·   Stamp the background (Christmas Story) on a slightly smaller 
square (3 15/16 x 3 15/16) of Clear Skies cardstock with Nautical Blue 
and the sentiment on the reserve side with Majestic Blue. 

·   Add ½” score lines on the sides of the cardstocks. 
Add slits then fold and assemble the box. 

There is a fabulous week-long holiday event underway on the Penny Black Blog.  You can click "here" to see the inspiration, videos and giveaways!


Penny Black Cardstock: Storm 01-001, Clear Skies 10-003, Rose Garden 14-003
Dimensional Foam
Judi Kins: Eclipse Tape
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Danube Blue Memento, Nautical Blue Memento, Majestic Blue VersaFine, Crimson Red VersaFine, Peanut Brittle, Pistachio Memento, Delicata Golden Glitz, Memento Markers (Pear Tart, Danube Blue), Clear Embossing Powder, Jumbo Sponge Dauber