Friday, October 7, 2011

A Mini Box and Matching Card

Happy Friday!
I've been playing around on my Silhouette the last few days.  I've also really immersed myself in the world of digi-ness! I'm a designer by trade, so I work on digital images/art all day long.  You would think I'd be tired of it by the time I come home, but I still really like using digi papers, images cutting out digital files.  I've always been a sucker for package design, so when I found this template for the 3 drawer boxes in the Silhouette store, I had to have it.

I decided to play along with the My Time Made Easy Pretty Pattern Sketch Challenge (#29) this week.  It's been a while since I've played along with a MTME challenge.  I've always really liked their digital line and now I'm even more interested in it since I've become a digi-freak!  :-)

Here is the sketch:

The first thing I thought of when I saw this was that box I've been waiting to cut.  See the 3 boxes on the sketch??? That just screamed 3 drawer box to me! I also wanted to make a matching card, so I turned the sketch onto its side for my card.

Each of the drawers have a little sleeve to cover them (and to make a shelf).  I used a PTI background stamp, plus a SU flower stamp.  I colored them in using Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.  I inked the edges and used a dauber to add some brown ink in the background to give it a worn look.  Then, I used my glue pad and just randomly placed it over the sheet randomly.  After that, I brushed some Perfect Pearls to make it shimmery!

The outside of the box was created with a freebie digital stock from My Time Made Easy.  For the flower piece on top, I die cut a flower, inked the edges and then stamped a SU confetti (leaves) stamp for the background.  I smeared the ink before it dried to tone it down.  I simply curled up the edges and pieced it together with some dimensionals.

I wanted the card to have the same distressed feel as the boxes did.  So, I stamped background text in white and then the same flowers in brown.  I also distressed the edges of some of the papers.  I used the same technique with the background of the main flower that I did for the die cut flower on the box - I stamped and then blended with my fingers.  I wanted something in the background, but nothing something so crisp that it would take away from my main element on the card - the flower!

To create the flower, I stamped the image on Kraft and then used my colored pencils to color in the image.  I love the look of white colored pencils on Kraft!  To finish off the card, I added the 'love' sentiment (PTI) and some button twine with a cute little flower button (DeNami Design).

Here is one more shot of both the card and box together:

I couldn't resist using fall colors, especially when I downloaded that freebie paper.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Make sure to pop back in tomorrow (the 8th) for the SP and Company Blog Hop!

Cardstock: My Time Made Easy (patterned, digital), Kraft, 80# Cougar (white), Cricut paper pack (orange)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (sentiment and background), Stampin Up (flowers and leave confetti)
Ink: VersaMagic, Papertrey Ink (White - Fresh Snow)
Dies: Papertrey Ink (flower - metal die), Box die from the Silhouette Store (digital)
Ribbon: American Crafts, Papertrey Ink (twine)
Button: DeNami Design
Pearls: Making Memories
Other: Prismacolor pencils, Copic Markers, Scotch ATG, SU Dimensionals, Tim Holtz distresser


  1. I love your card and your box! Great take on the sketch!! Thanks so much for playing with us at MTME Pretty Patterns! Hope to see you again :)

  2. You KNOW me, I normally am never speechless, but I am now. This is beyond FAB and FANTASTIC! I loooove it. Can't wait to see what else you create with your Silhouette...


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