Tuesday, 24 May 2011

A Book Box Card for Four challenges!!!


Woohoo!!! My Magnolia Sweet Rainbow stash arrived this morning!! I can't wait to colour up all the stamps I bought (oops far too many but they are all soooo cute!!!). Today I'd like to share with you a book box card I have made following the sketch at Sketch Saturday. I was lucky enough to win a couple of challenges last month and I've used one of the stamps I won on this card!! Isn't this Bildmalarna stamp gorgeous!?!? I was so thrilled to win her as I've seen these stamps around but didn't buy them as I never seem to find the time to use all my stamps!! She has already been on my desk three weeks bless her LOL! I love her sweet face - so beautiful! I have used some stunning papers too by Girl's Paperie from Oyster Stamps. I would also like to enter my card into the Spoonful of Sugar challenge who would like to see things with wings, Cupcake Crafts Challenge which is bookworm, and Bearly Mine challenge who want to see die cuts and lace.


At last I think I've cracked it with the Primsacolour Pencils!!! I am very pleased with my colouring with them on this image!!! I have finally found a combination for skin that I like (which was my main struggling point!). I really love how this turned out! I have added the customary stickles to her wings of course!


All the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I added some butterflies punched from some of the paper with a Martha Stewart punch.



I have sewn and distressed all the edges of the papers and inked them with vintage photo distress ink. I also added a touch of vintage photo distress ink to the edges of the cream roses for more of a shabby look. The leaves were punched with a Woodware punch.


This is what the book box looks like when you open it up. Ooooh I think the paper I've made the pocket from is my favourite! OMG it is sooooo gorgeous! The lace and ribbon are from my stash and I used Martha Stewart Doiley Lace punch on the edges of the book "pages".


For the tag I used my new Magnolia doohickey - love this tag die so much already!! I love the fact it has a separate die for the inside section! This is the back of the tag, there is a white space on the other side for a message.


The book box has a ribbon tie closure.

Hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

This book box will be for sale on Ebay later if anyone is interested!

17 comments:

Mandy's Magnolia cards said...

wooow i love it!
very beautiful work!
greetings, Mandy

Amy Tidd said...

Such a beautiful project - so much detail there!! Stunning! I especially love the use of flowers! Amyx

Sandy O said...

Yowzers! This is stunning. All the work you put into it was well worth it. You certainly do have the coloring down pat! I bet this will sell in no time.

Dena said...

Jane, you could not have made a more gorgeous card/box! This is just too sweet with the gorgeous papers and you did an amazing job with the pencils. It's fun to change around occasionally huh? Well, if you don't sell this box, it will be ready to house some Hershey kisses I will send you when it gets cooler! haha!
Hugs, Dena

Dodici said...

Amazing card!xxx

Janette said...

Hi There Jane, this is such a sweet and pretty book box, the image is a real cutie.xx

ellabella said...

Jane this is so freakin' adorable. Everything about it but that is something I always say about your delightful make me smile kinda cards.

Nannieflash said...

Stunning box card, beautiful colouring to. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the Challenge. with hugs Shirleyx

Poppit said...

Wow - what a beautiful project! You've clearly spent so much time on this. Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge. xx

Jayne said...

wow what a stunning card. I love the colour combination and the stamp.

Jayne
x

sari said...

What a stunning & fabulous book box you have made! Love the soft colors and sweet details! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/sari

Amy said...

This is really lovely Jane, the papers are perfectly suited to that sweet image and the whole thing just looks amazing! Love it! :)

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is gorgeous Jane.
luv
debby

Donna said...

Such a sweet book birthday card and a beautiful colour combo, the distressing looks amazing! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Delphine said...

WOW, this is gorgeous, Jane! Wonderful details, fantastic image and colouring and the design is brilliant! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx!

Bente said...

Sooooo wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week.
Hugs, Bente

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine ……..
Hugs Judith