Sunday, 28 July 2013

A Mixed Bag

I taught my last class of the Summer term last week and we made a little treat box, which I shared a sneak peek of on Wednesday.

P1020877

It’s a very simple box, scored and folded from a rectangle, with a few bits cut away to form the tabs and lid. Covered with a doily and fastened with a piece of bakers twine, held in place by a cluster of stamped and punched embellishments.

P1020872

Sticking with that colour scheme we tried our hand at Triple Stamping. The card looks complicated, but it really isn’t. Cutting the cardstock mats is a bit time consuming, but once that is done, the whole thing comes together very easily.

P1020870

Rather than everyone having to queue up, to use the same stamps, I cut kits in two different colour schemes and everyone got to make both over the course of the class. It was a lot of cutting for me, but well worth the end results for everyone.

This is a great design/technique if you are a beginner stamper with only a couple of stamps and ink colours. I’ve used two (from the same set) in both these examples, but it could be done with just one stamp, if that’s what you happen to have on hand. It would look very striking in black and white. Why not give it a go.

14 comments:

Lisa said...

love the whole concept of this and the triple stamping card is gorgeous in that shade of blue too

I would love to come and do another class with you soon!

Lisa
xx

Jess said...

Love the treat box v cute. The more I see you use crumb cake ink the more I like it. I might need to have some at some point!

scrappyjacky said...

Love those blue colours....and gorgeous treat box.

Jo said...

The cards are gorgeous and I love the gift box x

Twinkle Star said...

The triple stamping technique looks gorgeous and the colours are so pretty!

Enjoy the hols, Estelle xx

Louise said...

these are so pretty..such a lovely stamp set x

Alison said...

All gorgeous!

KraftyKaren said...

Two gorgeous cards and that box is so pretty xx

Beverly said...

The cards are beautiful with the
2nd being my fav. Wish I could come sit next to you and have you as my stamping muse ;)

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Fiona
Love the colours are they stamping up ink pads the blue is especially pretty. I mainly use my DI but they aren't the best for crisp stamping I must invest in some more
Janet

My simple life said...

I love that box, so cute!

Sian said...

Hi Fiona. It's good to get back here and get caught up with what you have been up to while I've been away. I like the look of that fast curry: it sounds perfect for a sunny day. Though maybe a bit less sun and those pollen levels would be more comfortable? Hope he's managing..

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Your stamping is so beautiful! And I love the gift box - made from one of my favorite colors too!

alexa said...

I do like your little box - very sweet, and the way you have photographed it is very appealing too!