Monday, 28 February 2011

I finally made a tealight box card...

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:-

7 comments:

Rainmac said...

Awwww, Alison, this is gorgeous, I love the image, he is so sweet and your papers are beautiful xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Alison wow its a stunning success will have to bookmark that tutorial in case I need to create something other than a card its fabulous. Youve done a fantastic and beautiful job of yours. With hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Regan said...

super cute..thanks for playing with LRW

Francesca said...

Wonderful card

Thanks for joining us at One stop craft challenge this week and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

Mandy said...

Hi Alison,
This is just stunning I love the idea and your papers are gorgeous, the little mouse so sweet....Beautiful work...
Mandy x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great tealight card looks so good very professional finish!....

Thanks for making your own flowers this week for the Allsorts Challenge

Emma xxx

Wishcraft said...

This is lovely, such a fab idea :o) Love the cute image and pretty papers. Lisa x