I needed to make a Wedding-themed red and pink exploding box this week, and this is how it came together...
The closed version. The lid is decorated with wonderful Petaloo flowers, ribbons, brads, DP and VersaColor ink. It is made of White Bazzill which has been edged with VersaColor Ash Rose ink. I layered the narrow pink ribbon onto the broader red ribbon to carry through the wedding colours. The four sides of the box are decorated with lovely DP, also edged with VersaColor Ash Rose ink.
The pink Bazzill CS layer is the first of the two layers of the box. The red sections have been run through my Sizzix BIG SHOT using the Divine Swirls and Heart Blocks embossing folders. One is edged and coloured with Silver VersaColor ink and the other with Pink Petal VersaColor ink. They each have ribbons, bijoux and ProvoCraft Cut & Emboss Hearts. The white sections have been stamped with Hero Arts Hand Drawn Captions, and only half of the CS is embossed with my BIG SHOT and ProvoCraft Floral Fantasy & Daisy embossing folders. Ribbons are used to edge the embossed section, with a string of tiny bijoux on the red ribbon.
The centre post is decorated with DP, edged with VersaColor Ash Rose and stamped with JT6 bridal couple (I'll have to find out the "proper" name of the company), using VersaFine Black Onyx ink. Parts of the couple are highlighted with Diamond Stickles. Some Fiskars flowers and bijoux complete this layer.
The red layer is also Bazzill CS. I left one pink panel clear of embossing and stamping, for a personal message to be written to the bride and groom. The white panels are stamped with Hero Arts Love Letters and Paper Inspirations Celebrate Calligraphy stamps. I stamped the LOVE letters before running the panel through the Swiss Dots embossing folder, and then highlighted the letters with Diamond Stickles.
The other panels have been embossed with Divine Swirls and Script embossing folders, and edged with Pink Petals VersaColor ink (on the white) and Ash Rose VersaColor ink on the pink panel. I also dragged the ink pads across the embossed sections to highlight them. I used the ProvoCraft Heart Die set to cut out the red and white hearts for decoration. Ribbons, bijoux and flower rhinestones finish off this layer.
And although I usually photograph everything quite efficiently, this time I forgot to take a pic of the assembled, open box... Next time...
Suppliers & Links:
Scrapbook Factory Shop
Bazzill CS, Petaloo flowers, Embossing folders & die sets
Lolly's Arts & Crafts in Milnerton
Ribbons, Diamond Stickles, Bridal stamp, Pink Petal VersaColour inkpad
DP, Fiskars flowers, bijoux, embossing folders, Hero Arts stamps
Paper Inspirations stamp
Time to swim now... We're back up around 100F...