Monday 27 June 2011

Say it with a bit of patriotism


It is a cold, windy day and with it a Sunday, that is normally lazy. I used the time to get a bit crafty with less disturbances and out of the usual cards I came up with this small CD gift box.

I've used normal blue carton to make the box, where after I've used my Crafter's Companion to make the scallops on the side. I've done some heat embossing in gold. Then on top there is green Angel Wing's paper, the red border punch is from Fiskar and the black is done with my latest edition Martha Stewart punch. The sentiment in Afrikaans says: " Just a message" is one of my oldest stamps and I did it also with some heat embossing in gold. The ribbon is from my stash, flags I've printed and I finished it off with some beads in flower design, to give it an African feeling. I still have to work on my photography skills, since the yellow ribbon shows gold and the gold sentiment shows black.
The challenges I'm entering is:
JUGS 90 : make a Patriotic 3D project, with 4th of July coming up, luckily you can be patriotic with your own country, so I've played with the colours of the South African flag.
Sweet Stampin' Callenge Blog : Something old, something new - sentiment stamp as old and Martha Stewart punch as new
365 Cards day 116 : Use one technique, one tool, and one embellishment that you are just crazy about on your card - punching, heat embossing and beads for embellishment
Moxie Fab World : Beautiful Borders - 2 different border punches

Thank you for visiting and have a nice day!



Unknown said...

This is lovely! And Africa will always be my first love!
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week!
Hugs Kobie - Sweet Stampin DT

Lisa Kind said...

What a beautiful box! Love the scallorped edge of the box and all your embellishments! Thanks for playing our JUGs challenge!

Debbie said...

Lovely work, thank you for entering at Sweet Stampin this week. Debbiexx

Maria said...

Great box!! Lovely use of your country's colors!! What a great box to store cards in. Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week.

Dana Gustafson said...

Fabulous! I love the scalloped edging and the gold embossing to highlight this pretty element. Great use of your country's colors! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

Elise said...

Sweet Olga! - YOU are such a clever and talented crafter! Thanks, SO much, for sharing your WONDERFUL 3D and beautifully patriotic piece with US! I love the colors of your country - FANTASTIC! Thanks for sharing with JUST US GIRLS!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Olga! Thanks for linking this up to the Beautiful Borders challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)