Thursday, May 20, 2010

Friend Gift Set

Happy Thursday, peeps! Hope everyone is doing well today. If you are visiting my blog, not just reading my newsletter via email, you will notice my new look!! I decided to delve into a little digi scrapping and create a new background and header for myself. I am pleased with how it turned out as I have not done anything like this before! I use Photoshop, but have never used it that way before.

Of course, Pink Cat Studio has some awesome new digi's for sale today!! Butterflies!! They are just gorgeous - you can shop for them here. I decided to make a set of 4 cards and a Pizza Box to hold them using the Pretty Butterfly Side Image. (For the cards, I used the Word Art Image and for the top of the box, I used the plain image and then the sentiment from the Dots & Delights: Sentiments image set.Here is the link to the Pizza Box Tutorial. The cards measure 3.75 x 3.75 and the box measures 4.5 x 4.5. I altered the tutorial dimensions a little because I have 4x4 envelopes and it was a tight squeeze getting them in the orig. box, b/c it measures 4x4.

I used some Pink Bazzill and Close to Cocoa cardstock along with some Basic Grey Porcelain DP. I stitched the DP to the Cocoa cardstock using my sewing machine. I pulled put my octagonal nesties along with a Martha Stewart punch. I airbrushed some R21 on the image panel.

Here is a close-up of the box top. I printed the butterfly image 3 times and layered the wings for dimension. I colored everything with Copics and added lots of clear Stickles to her wings. For the lid, I printed the sentiment separate and cut it out with a tag Nestie and added some Mellow Moss ribbon (SU).

Here is a view of the inside - the cards fit nicely after I altered the dimensions. Here is a close-up of the card. I did not layer the wings, but colored them the same and added the glitz!
I think this will make a nice friend or teacher gift. Hope this project inspired you to use some butterflies and create something beautiful! Thanks for stopping by!



Patti J said...

Beautiful set, Tori! Those colors are beautiful together, love the stamps, and that bit of glitz is just perfection!

Melissa said...

What a lovely gift set Tori! Love the colours, great job!

Maria said...

wow! what an awesome box and card set! Love the colors and that pretty dp! Beautiful job on this week's release!


MacKenzie said...

ACK! Love love love this gift set! Nicely done :-)

AMIT said...

Wow its looking good.

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