Friday, April 30, 2010

Cuttlebugging again!

It was my turn to post a tutorial over at the Cuttlebug Challenge blog this week.

I painted this little box and made the embellies at a crafty evening with some friends, then did the Cuttlebugging and finishing at home. You could use any box. This one was a simple paper mache box, I used gesso to cover the box, then painted it pearly white. You could do the same thing with one of the many boxes we all save for little projects like need to buy something new for it. Gesso is great for covering patterns and papers you don't like!

Next I use regular old plumber's foil tape (available at any hardware store), and use the Cuttlebug machine to emboss the tape with the Textured Textiles folder from Provo Craft.

Once embossed, I painted it with matte black acrylic paint.

Then I sanded it lightly, so it looks like this:

Once it was sanded, I peeled off the back layer nice and sticky on the reverse), and adhered it around the perimeter of the box, so it looks like this:

...then added some little bead feet to the bottom with dimensional glue dots...

Then I painted some grungeboard flourishes with the same black acrylic paint...

...adhered a large flourish to the top, added a handmade paper flower, and this is the result:

Now you have a pretty little box, ready to hold some favourite truffles for a favourite friend! If you like these paper flowers, here's a tutorial for them.

Thanks for visiting today!


cottagerca said... beautiful and so classic and so do-able....thanks for sharing and thanks for the link on the flower.

Diane said...

Gorgeous and what a neat idea!!! Amazing what we can emboss!!!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Deborah! What a STUNNING gift box! Wow! I am going to totally have to "scraplift" this idea!

By the way, I wanted to letcha know that I have added you to the "Blog Friends" section in my blog's sidebar! :-)

Dawn T said...

WOW - stunning. I love the idea of the plumbers tape. Will have to try that myself.

Barbara Bruder said...

What a beautiful box. I have used this tape before and it really does emboss so nicely, but never thought to add it to a box. Thanks for showing.

BethW said...

Incredible-you need to submit this to the duct tape site!

Christy said...

This is awesome!!

If you would be interested in giving a new challenge blog a try, I would love to see how it inspires you :) You can check it out at: Scrap It With a Song

Isabelle Norris said...

This is so pretty and elegant!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful effect with the tape and very clever! Love to raid my DH supplies and use them. He always is so surprised. :)