Friday, July 10, 2020

Backgrounds and Die Cuts

Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is Create Your Own Background Paper.  Come share your interpretation of this theme and don't forget the die cut!
I started with my box pattern from My Scrap Chick and cut that on the Cricut.  After that I found some fun stamps I hadn't used in a while.  I stamped in my large background stamp in a light Champagne color and then went to the large flowers in a darker brown (chocolate).  I then moved on to the smaller stamps in brighter colors.  

Once the stamping was done, I colored the large flowers with my copic markers.  I assembled the box and tied it with some twine.  I cut the flower and added a circle.  I heat embossed the circle using darker brown/bronze powder from my stash.  I cut a strip to make a band around the box.  However, the pattern does come with a scored band, I just chose to cut one with a paper cutter since I didn't want it as wide.  

Such a fun project to make with my very own designer paper!  😉

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Material List: 
Box Cut:  Candy Box with Flat End from My Scrap Chick
Flower die from CTMH Artiste (retired)
Solid papers from CTMH
Inks from CTMH
ScrappyHorses Designer Paper made using these stamps:
CTMH:  Love So Sweet (April 2019), Rustic Flowers (2006, possibly earlier?)
Dare 2B Artzy:  Dream current
Prima:  Julie Nutting Mixed Media Stamp (2016)
and colored with Copic markers
Embossing Powder and Versa Mark Ink
CTMH Twine (retired)
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Access 
Cricut Maker

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize from our amazing sponsors. 

This box is off to the following challenges: 

Crafty Creations:  AG
The Sisterhood of Crafter:  Ink it Up
Retro Rubber:  AG with Older Stamp
Creative Craft Cottage:  Add flowers
Daisy Chain:  No Design Paper
Mix It Up:  Open Technique (stamp my own designer paper)
A Place to Start:  Flowers
Crafty Cardmakers:  Create your own background
We Love 2 Create:  AG Mixed Media/Creative

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  1. Hi Katrina! This box is AWESOME! I love everything about it - the shape, the background paper and the color palette! It's the perfect gift box for a summer birthday and the floral stamp images and really nice! Lovely!
    Rachelle : )

  2. Wow, that box is so gorgeous. You did an amazing job!


  3. I do like that yellow flower on your background paper! The way the yellow stripe sits along the petal is lovely. The box is fabulous. Thanks for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

  4. Love your box and how you created your background, you never disappoint with your projects!

  5. OH WOW this is so cool ... love it!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  6. Beautiful giftbox and love the texture that you have created with that flower, quite striking. Thanks for joining our challenge this month a Daisy Chains and good luck, Michelle DT x

  7. Wow, what a great project. It looks wonderful! thank you for sharing it with us in my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time.


  8. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

  9. Super gorgeous design, love your INKING technique. Many thanks for joining us in our current challenge of INK IT UP at The Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge..good luck with your lovely entry.[aNNie design team member for The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenges

  10. Such a beautiful box. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Craft Cottage Challenge.
    Big hugs Ilonka DT

  11. Simply fabulous box and so bright and colourful. Thanks for sharing with us at MIU this month.

  12. What a beautiful gift box!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  13. Great project. Thank you for joining us at Crafty CardMakers this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  14. Wonderful creation!
    Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.

  15. Your background paper is amazing! Thanks for a stunning entry into our challenge at A Place To Start.
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  16. Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining with ust at Daisy Chain Challenges this time and good luck :)

  17. Lovely card. Yummy, all of your cards are lovely. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.