Monday, 3 May 2010
LEAF PENDANT AND MATCHING GIFT BOX BBTB2
Hope you are all enjoying your Bank Holiday Monday I've been working so just like any other day to me!
Over at BBTB2 Heather has decided that the first Monday of each month will be readers choice for a cut so if you have anything you would like to work with just let us know either by leaving a message on BBTB2 blog or emailing Heather.
The readers choice for May is from Life Is A Beach and the cut is Leaf 1.
I decided to try something different well for me anyway! I've been hoarding some Shrink plastic/shrinkies which I bought a while back and have not used (sound familiar lol!) So I cut the leaf using my cricut and a sheet of black shrink on multicut 4 at 4 1/2"and it cut through beautifully, I did this through design studio as I wanted to use the hide contour feature for the line through the leaf centre. I cut off the stem and punched a hole through the top before shrinking the leaf with my heat gun. I added a large silver jump ring and some lime green gems down the centre of the leaf then threaded on to some lime green ribbon. (Ribbon and shrink plastic are from Hobbycraft). I then made a little gift box to match the pendant . This little box is so easy to make just a half a piece of A4 card (8 1/2x11") cut in half lengthways then fold in half lengthways again. score from each centre edge to the centre point of the 2 top edges fold your scorelines and you end up with this cute little triangular box ! Punch 4 holes and thread through ribbon for closure. For the paper I used Pink Petticoat . I cut 3 of the leaves .2 in black and one in green at 2 1/2" and added gems to them. I added matching green ribbon and some black tuille to finish off. The gems and ribbon match perfectly IRL although the colours look different in the photo!
Pop over to BBTB2 and see the gorgeous creations the rest of the DT have made this week and we'd love you to play along with the challenge too!
thanks for looking!