Saturday, 29 January 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenge DT - Embossing

It is time for another challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenges and this week our theme is Embossing!! This can be dry embossing or heat embossing or even both if you like! I have decorated a little acetate box that had some Christmas decorations in it to make a small gift box for Valentine's Day. I have covered the box with Magnolia rose paper distressed with Tim's distressing tool and walnut stain distress ink.

I was going to use a mini Tilda with the embossed heart in the background but once I'd done the heart I changed my mind as it looks so lovely like this! I have embossed it with gold embossing powder onto white cardstock and then again onto red cardstock which I cut out and mounted on foam pads. I have created a border around the image with Magnolia doohickey lace die with kraft cardstock and inked the edges with walnut stain distress ink.
The gorgeous two tone hyrdrangea was a Christmas gift from Fran, thanks so much hun and I've teamed it with a deep burgundy one, some doohickey leaves and a heart pin from my stash.
I added some tiny roses from my stash and another gorgeous flower from Fran in the other corner! All the flowers have been sprayed with pearl glimmer mist.
Here's a peep at the side of the box. I've covered each panel of acetate individually so that you can just see the acetate at each edge. The whole image mat is raised on foam pads for some extra interest too.

Hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this week at Magnolia Down Under Challenge! Pop over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations!! They blow me away each and every week! Thanks for looking! x


Sharon said...

Oh Jane your gift box is just stunning! The embossing is just beautiful, I adore that pretty Magnolia paper too :)

Sharon x

Karen said...

Awww WOW Jane, it really is lovely!! I love the red heart and the embossing really makes it so stunning:-)

Chrissy said...

Just beautiful.I love the red heart with the embossing, looks fabulous.Wonderful job.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Beautiful, beautiful, box. So much detail and it looks really rich! Warmest wishes, Lesley

kitty said...

Hi Wow the effect of the embossing under and over is amazing , beautiful am super impressed !! Kitty :)

Jodie from Oz said...

Another gorgeous creation, I love the pretty papers and flowers and the red heart with the gold embossing is stunningly beautiful. Have a great weekend. hugs Jodie from Oz

Cordine said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!

Judi said...

Oh dear!! I didn't think I wanted this stamp, but now I DO!!! You've done a FABULOUS job with it. Love it, love it, love it.

Judi xx

Annette said...

Oh my!! This is absolutely beautiful! There are som many great details on you box, that I just can´t stop looking!

Loopylou. said...

oh wow jne that is so pretty, the embossing looks awesome on the heartand folowing the pattern onto the backing paper, wow!! I am having a little magnolia candy over on my blog and I would love for you to enter too hun, hugs Lou xxx

Tracey T said...

Stunning, Jane - absolutely stunning! Tracey x

x laura x said...

wow this is a brilliant idea. just beautiful.
x laura x

Ronda Archangelo said...

This is so pretty...great inspiration....TFS!!