A stunning masterpiece! Kathy McGloin, a member of my Stampin' Pretty Pals, has me swooning over her drawer box. Photos can barely convey the incredible details and Katy's remarkable talent. Katy doesn't have a blog but put together detailed notes for you below. Thanks, Katy. Inquiring minds will want to know!
If you have a specific question or comment about Katy's project, please leave it at the end of my post. She will be monitoring questions and responding. Did I mention that she sent the box to me as a gift? I keep staring at it in total awe!
Overview from Katy: This project was inspired by a tutorial I found while perusing Splitcoaststampers’ resources and videos. I thought it would make a great gift for a very close friend. Since Mary provides her readers with WOW items, this seemed to be the best avenue to provide my inspiration to you.
The Drawer Box was assembled from cardstock, decorated with Mocha Morning DSP and embellished with various flowers and ribbon. The crochet ribbon was gathered on one side using linen thread, rolled into a loose circle and adhered to a scrap using a glue gun. The scalloped paper flower was made from 6 pieces of 1-3/4” scallop circles – 3 from vanilla cardstock and 3 from designer paper. Punched pieces were crumpled, misted with water and then shaped around a centered brad. The scored DSP fan flower was placed on a doily die cut and was topped with a striped ribbon bow secured by a button and smaller ribbon. The Top Note die cut was texturized with the Striped Embossing Folder. The sentiment “Celebrate Today” was stamped with Early Espresso craft ink and then clear embossed. A piece of DSP was punched using the postage stamp punch, cut in half on the diagonal and glued to the back of the sentiment. Rosettes completed the décor.
Using the Faux Silk technique, the stamp set “Faith in Nature” was utilized to create the notecards. What is not apparent is the watermark on the inside of each card as well as its coordinating envelope.
I hope this inspires you to try making the Drawer Box. It is not a difficult project, merely time consuming.
Resources: Splitcoaststampers’ Resource Tutorial on “Drawer Box” designed by Holly McMillen. The video tutorial by Beate Johns will provide very handy tips! Splitcoaststampers’ Resource Tutorial on “Faux Silk” by Beate Johns. Envelope Envy Video Part One by Mary Fish, with a modification.
Stamp Set: Perfectly Penned (122892), Faith in Nature (hostess set 122492)
Paper: SU Cardstock: Soft Suede 115318), Crumb Cake (120953), Early Espresso (119686), Lucky Limeade (122926), Naturals White (102316), Very Vanilla (101650); SU Mocha Morning Specialty Series Designer Paper (122366), Tissue Paper
Ink: SU Markers: Early Espresso (119680), Lucky Limeade (collection of 5 In Color markers-123002) Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad (101406)
Cool Tools: Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Punches: Decorative Label (120907), 1-3/4 Scallop Circle (119854), Lace Ribbon Border (122362), Postage Stamp (122344); Textured Impressions Embossing Folders: Stripes (123128), Square Lattice (119976), Houndstooth (123134), Bigz Dies: Top Note (113463), Perfect Pennants (123126); Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Embossing Buddy (103083), Heat Tool (100005), Blender Pen (102845), Sticky Strip (104294), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Crystal Effects (101055), Mod Podge, Glue Gun
The Perfect Touch: (retired) Early Espresso 1-1/4” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Early Espresso 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon, 3/8” Victoria Crochet Trim (118481), Crumb Cake ½” Seam Binding Ribbon, (retired) Rosettes, Neutrals Designer Buttons (119743), Very Vanilla medium envelopes (107300), Antique Brads (117273), Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109130), Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter (102023), Champagne Glass Stampin’ Glitter (120997)
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