Here are the inspiration pictures.
From ODBD: Flowers! Lots of red flowers!
From TSTR: Red and white color scheme, decorated gift box
Here's the project.
I used ODBD's "Christmas Verses" for the Rejoice tag on the box. I used ODBD's "Luke 2:11" for the Joy to the World panel on the coordinating card. The card layout is based on a WMSC from August 2010. I thought the flowers in the sketch were perfect for my project.
I used the Tim Holtz Shabby Flowers die (Sizzix) to make a whole bunch of flowers. It was easy to make them, just really time consuming. I used a flower rolling tool made by Imaginesce (I got mine at Archiver's), and it worked like a charm! All of the flowers and leaves (another Sizzix die) were inked on the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink prior to rolling and assembling.
Here are some closer looks at the card.
I went over the edges of the card, sentiment panel, and lace with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I made a 1/2" scored background panel using my Scor-Pal for the background panel. I used pearls on the edges of the panel and at the score intersections that weren't hidden by leaves or flowers. There are also pearls in the centers of the flowers.
Here's the box by itself.
Then on the box sides, I used a MS border punch for the edges. I used more Vintage Photo ink to sponge the punched border. I added some lace from my stash and some pearl trim to finish the edges.
I made a really big flower with lots of layers for the box cover. I used the Tim Holtz die again along with another Sizzix die for a rolled rose flower which I used as the center. I added a few Recollection red roses from Michael's to finish it off.
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