I first saw one of these on Sarah's blog- Rainmac's Place- and I thought it was just beautiful. She included a link to the tutorial she had followed so I immediately bookmarked it and I have finally made my first one.
As you can see, it is a square card with a spine and a box inside that holds 4 tealights.
I started off by trying the instructions out on some scrap card and I was glad I did because I only had a Crafter's Companion Top Score board which is great for all sorts of standard card sizes but I was having to measure, mark and line up on one of the scoring lines for each fold and the box just didn't turn out crisp enough and it was too large so the candles moved about. I decided to invest in a board with measurements on as I would like to have a go at more of this sort of thing. I have now got a Hougie Board which is 12 by 12 and double sided, with half centimeter apart lines on one side and half inch apart lines on the other. It was great and as it has such fine lines I was able to make the box fit the candles perfectly.
For the front I used a sweet little mouse by Meljen's coloured with promarkers and added the dot and dash border with a gel pen to frame it and to link with the dots and squiggles used on the image. I am so in love with these digi papers by Just so Scrappy called 'Think Pink' at the moment.
I used my Tattered Florals die by Tim Holtz for Sizzix to cut out the smallest flower twice. One from Core'dinations and one from the check DP. I scrunched each petal up a bit with my nails and lightly sanded the Core'dinations before putting it together with a card candy center and die cut leaves. I recently tried to bring some order to my ribbon by sorting it into tubs of the same colours so it was easy to find the lovely organza ribbon. Here are a couple more photos of the inside.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Hi, I'm Alison, known as Tillymint to my Mum and Dad- hence the name of my blog! I've always enjoyed anything creative. I have been making cards for a few years now and have recently started crocheting. I live in West Yorkshire, England, with my husband, our 10 year old son and our puppy, Bryn. I love sharing my creations and hearing what you think, so please leave a comment!
Sorry to sound like the teacher that I am! But... copying isn't fair.
I love sharing my cards with you and reading your comments. I am happy for you to take inspiration from them but please do not directly copy them or claim them as your own work.
I created the background, header and post dividers for this blog myself, using free papers and elements downloaded from the Stuff to Scrap April Blog Train, called 'Spring Picnic'. Thank you to all the designers who contributed mini kits to this.
Free digi papers..
Summer designs wonderful digi scrapping kits and then gives them away! (So long as they are only used for personal use.)