I made this surprise box for a very dear and special lady. I had so much fun designing and creating this card for her.
Yes, it's a card! If you have not seen these surprise boxes before, I'll tell you that they fold flat for mailing. Well, they usually do. I got a little carried away with filling it up with flowers and pearls and other things. I plan to give this to her in person so it doesn't really matter. It does fold enough to get it in an envelope but certainly not flat enough to mail without ruining it.
I heat embossed and die cut the flowers in three sizes. I adhered the layers with foam tape between each and finished them with a pearl center. I stamped the leaves with a watermark ink to keep them more subtle.
I made two sizes of medallions by cutting 1" x 11.5" and .75" x 11.5" cardstock strips. I scored them every .25".
Here's a different look that shows the layers better.
I'm going to post this card on Simon Says Challenge Blog for WORLD CARD MAKING DAY. Want to play along? Here's a link to the challenge. http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/blog/happy-world-card-making-day-from-simon-says-stamp/
Thanks so much for stopping in today. May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands, and may my friend know how much she is loved,
cardstock- wild wisteria, grass green (Gina K Designs)
white, pink, purple, yellow (the Paper Studio)
stamps- flowers & leaves (Bold & Blooming, Gina K Designs)
sentiment (Mon Ami, Cas-ual Fridays)
dies- surprise box (Our Daily Bread Designs)
flourish (Fantastic Flourish One, Spellbinders)
flowers & leaves (Bold & Blooming, Gina K Designs)
punches- corner rounder (EK Success)
inks- violet, orchid, canary, black (ColorBox)
pearls, bird- Recollections
adhesives- glitter tape, double-stick tape, foam tape (3M)
blue gel school glue (Elmer's)