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Today’s project is a little series of firsts for me. I haven’t used White Vellum card much and I’ve never made a box from it or heat embossed it until now…
To keep myself in some familiar territory I used one of my long-time favourite stamp sets, Touches of Texture, and my favourite box style, the milk carton.
I used a piece of White Vellum card that measures 8 & 1/4 inches by 5 & 3/4 inches. On the long side I used my trimmer to gently score at 2, 4, 6 and 8 inches. On the short side I scored at 2, 4 and 5 & 1/4 inches. Back on the long side I made marks on the top score line at 3 & 7 inches and used these to add in diagonal score lines to the second horizontal score line. This helps the sides of the box to fold in neatly.
As I was concerned about cracking the vellum I didn’t burnish the score lines with a bone folder but instead I gently folded the score lines and just pressed them with my fingertips.
I used the floral sprig from Touches of Texture (part 2) to stamp the 4 sides and front and back top panels with Versamark ink and added White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I brought my heat tool up to temperature and then gently melted the embossing powder with it. I was surprised at how easy this was and the vellum didn’t warp – phew!
I knew I wanted to add a votive candle inside and I didn’t want it to be too obvious so I added some coordinating card to the inside of my box. This isn’t glued in and just adds a little colour and screens the candle. I used Daffodil Delight and cut it to 8 & 1/4 inches by 1 & 7/8th inches. I scored the long side at 2, 4, 6 & 8 inches.
I added my candle and all I needed then was a little tag. I stamped a scrap of vellum they same way as the box and cut it with a small scalloped circle layering thinlit die. I added this to a slightly larger Daffodil Delight circle and then punched both with my 1/8th inch punch so that I could thread some Whisper White Bakers Twine through it. The box is kept closed, with the tag in place, with a Gold Library Clip
I’m glad I challenged myself to be brave enough to do this, lol. I think it worked out quite well.
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