Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Happy St. Patrick's Day with Eileen Hull's New Gift Box Die

Get your green on because in a week it will be St. Patrick's Day! This is always a special holiday in our family because it's also my Mom's birthday. We will of course have an appropriately themed party for her. I made a new decoration to use in my house utilizing green stuff (of course) and Eileen Hull's new Gift Box Die!

I stamped a wee little green scene all around the sides of the box and filled it with paper shamrocks:

I used lots of Lavinia Stamps from Topflight Stamps as well as luscious Distress Oxide Inks. Take a peek at some of my step photos:

Step 1 - I pulled out all my Lavinia stamps to decide on which ones to use for my scene. The box is cut out of Sizzix Mat board which is the perfect thickness and accepts ink, stains and stamping very well.

Step 2 - I laid down a blended background of Distress Oxide Inks and then stamped with a combination of Archvial inks and Oxide inks. I also embossed the Fern Heads with green embossing powder. The clovers are stamped and fussy cut. I did some light stenciling in the areas of negative space too.

Step 3 - The shamrock leaves are hearts cut out of coffee filters that I dyed with Distress Sprays. I glued a little piece of wire to the back of each heart and then glued/taped the ends to a piece of green floral wire "stem". It's a bit fussy to do but I love how the shamrocks look. There are even a few four leaf ones in the batch! I poked the stems into a block of floral foam that I glued in the bottom of the box.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope the rest of your week is a good one and that you have a chance to get crafty. ;-)

Eileen Hull Sizzix
Gift Box with Scallop Edges Die Sizzix / SB )

Tim Holtz Sizzix
Scribbly Butterflies Sizzix / SB )

Topflight Stamps:
Crealies Nested Heart Die Set - XXL Heart 29
Lavinia stamps: Whimsical Hares, Fairy Thistles, Daydreaming Silhouette, Tree Root, Fern Heads, Trees, Mini Berry
AALL & Create stencil - Florastella
Versafine Pigment Ink - Onyx Black
Eileen Hull Molten Dimensions Embossing Powder - Golden Rod

Distress Spray Stain - Mowed Lawn, Lucky Clover
Distress Ink - Tea Dye, Black Soot
Distress Oxide Ink - Aged Mahogeny, Dusty Concord, Shabby Shutters, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Lucky Clover
Distress Paint - Tarnished Brass
Archival Ink - Potting Soil, Leaf Green
green embossing powder
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Numeric
Some links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!) If you shop at Topflight Stamps, use my coupon code LISAHOEL for 12% off your order.

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