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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thinking Box and Paper Pierced Thanks

Another Purpl-ish Day????  Kinda.  I took the same papers by We R Memory Keepers ( my bad...I said Memory Makers yesterday....oops) and made several projects using just that one line.  I tried to pull a more pinkish purple tone with my creations today.  This is just a simple box.  I think it is an 8X12 piece that was scored at 2" and 6"  on the shorter 8" side and then scored at 5" and 7" on the 12" side.  Maybe I should come up with a template and share.  I'll do that later.  It's VERY simple, but hard to explain.

I created the flower by pulling the thread on one end of the saddle stitched ribbon to gather it and form a spiral. Glue this to a scrap of circle punch paper and top with a brad, button, pearl, whatever.  My "leaves" are just grosgrain that was tied into a knot.  This is for the Free For All Challenge to use Buttons and ribbon differently.  Ok...no button, but my ribbons are used VERY differently.

I used my Copics to color in the heat embossed frame.  Did you know that you can color over any Copic with a very light gray to tone it down or give the impression of a more vintage color???  I colored over my YG25 and RV 19( I think) with a W-2.  That is a light shade of warm gray and it took the harshness of the colors down a bit.  Just a tip for you:)

Here's another project using the backside of that same WRMK paper, Retro Glam.  I used some Colorbox Merlot ink and Sahara sand for the flowers.  I colored my prima flower that was HOT pink with Copics to match:D  I love Copics.  Don't forget the Copic Sale at DCRU that starts TOMORROW!  Cheap!

 I added some twill and rhinestone for bling.  My boo boo is covered by that "thanks" sentiment.  I hate when I add a sentiment as the final step and it smears a big blob of ink.  So stamp, punch out and cover it up...Yah!

Both cards are for :
The Pink Elephant~ Bling and Bows
The Creative Card Crew- Sparkle and Shine

This card uses Card Patterns Sketch and is for the challenge at  Allsorts Paper Piercing/piecing.

I'll be back with a few more creations tomorrow.  See you then!


Patti J said...

Beautiful projects, Nikki! Love the box, and flower, and the card is fabby too! You are just so creative!!! Hugs, dear girl... (check out MY blog for some truly UGLY purple!).

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

too cute! Love your adorable box!

Crystal said...

Fantastic Project Nikki I sooo love the colors!

craft-princess said...

Super pretty!!! Great Copic tip too!

Sally said...

Love the box and card. I too use my grays a lot to tone down my colors if I feel they are too bright. Great tip...

Beate said...

Nikki, the box and the card look wonderful!
Hugs and smiles

brenda said...

Hi there

A super box and card set.

Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

p.s Did you know we have a DT call at our sister challenge http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/

Chrissie said...

This is such a beautiful card and just perfect for our challenge at the Creative Card Crew this fortnight!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Two stunning creations I love those papers they are so elegant...

Thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Kirsten said...

Fabulous project..x

Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week hugs Kirsten...x

P.S Sorry this is late i had major computer problems yeserday.

LORi said...

Great work Nikki!! Thanks for sharing with The Pink Elephant!!!

Pink Hugs - LORi

Maria Matter said...

lovely projects Nikki!
Thank you for joining us @ Creative Card Crew!