As you may be aware one of our longstanding Design Team members, Miranda, stood down as a regular part of our stamping gang. And although she will be popping up once in a while it left us searching for another international stamper to join us. I am pleased to announce that today Magda Chehayeb, who hails from Italy, makes her first appearance as one of our new international designers. On her next post Magda will be telling you more about herself but for today please welcome her on board.
For this first post as DT Member of Chocolate Baroque Team, I want to use the MackintoshWindow set.
I love these stamps, they are simple and intricate at the same time.
Mackintosh Window set
Box 8x8 cm aprox. 3 1/8” x 3 1/8”
White Cardstock not too heavy,
Clear Gloss Wow Embossing Powder
Distress Inkpads : Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, Tumbled Glass, Black Soot
Distress Paint : Broken China
White Acrylic Paint
Ribbon (self adhesive)
- Cover the box inside and outside with white Gesso and let it dry.
- Stamp 3 times the chosen stamp with Versamark and emboss with Clear Gloss WOW Embossing Powder. One piece must be a little bigger than the top of the box.
- Colour base inside of the box with White Acrylic Paint, then the sides inside and all the outside of the box with Broken China Distress Paint.
- Cut from one of the two smaller embossed cardstock, the flowers and the leaves all together and use this mask to cover the top of the box.
- Colour the background of the lid with Distress Inkpad. Remove the mask and colour the leaves, the roses and the middle of the roses with the brush using the different colours of Distress Inkpads.
- Glue the cardstock on the top of the box and trim the excess if neccessary.
- Colour the flowers and the leaves from the third embossed piece, cut all round the shape (flowersa nd leaves) and glue it inside the box on the white base.
- Apply the self adhesive Ribbon round the lid side of the box and glue the Embellishments with Glossy Accentts
I like the little gift box, and what about you ?
Yes Magda I am sure eveyone will love your little gift box. What a great way to start, we look foward to seeing your Italian creativity over the coming months. Please pop back in for more brilliant designs from our talented ladies.