Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Cake Box

I loved making this project, it looks quite complicated, but I cheated with a Sizzix die, sorry about that!

I started with a Sizzix die that makes the cake box. I covered the side with Early Espresso CS put through my crimper. This hides the score lines made by the die. The box is made from Mat Board as the gift inside is heavy (Glass tealight holder and scented tealights).

To the top I added a rose made using the largest petal on the Blossom Petals punch. I started with a punched circle as my base then punched out lots (about 15) large petals. I sponge daubed them all with Baja Breeze ink, then shaped them with a bone folder.

My first layer was 3 petals in a triangle, then another 3 overlaping the first. I then repeated this, shaping the petals upwards to get height. The centre was the tricky part, I rolled one petal to give me a centre, then wrapped one petal around it, then another until I had a good sized centre. At this point I cut some of the base of the centre as it was too tall. Finally I used some silicone adhesive to the centre of the base layers to sit the centre in.

I hope my directions made sense, maybe I'll have to do a tutorial (that'll be a first), so you get a better idea. It would be great if you had a go and please let me know how you get on, I'd love to see your creations.

Thanks for looking,
Kathy x

1 comment:

Vicky Hayes said...

This is such a gorgeous little gift box Kathy!