So today I have my day-late Try It Out Tuesday project for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design--the challenge was to use embossing (dry or wet)! I pulled out a NEW Lockhart stamp that I have been anxious to use from this last collection called "Phalaenopsis" which is a kind of orchid. I'm not real good at growing somewhat tempermental houseplants, so while I love them I do not own any, lol! I created a pretty little gift set that includes a pretty-soap box. The papers are from GCD (a new fave of mine) called "Paris Nights"--love it so much I went & ordered more for my stash!!
For the card I distressed some of the paper edges for a slighty romantic, vintage look. The flowers are stacked Primas and then I added pearls I made with my Viva Decor Pearl Pens (black & cream) to the centers and along the oval frame of the image, and on the orchid a bit. The fun black swirls were made with my Slice Machine (Vintage Findings cartridge)--gosh I love that lil' machine, and highly recommend it if you're Cricut challenged (or space challenged) like myself. Oh and for my embossing I embossed the pale pink cardstock on the front with my Cuttlebug "Asian Folder". The border trim was done with a new MS border punch!
I LOVE great smelling soaps that make your skin soft and organic is even bettah! I found these fabulous soaps that are handmade, all natural by Bare Bumm Bath on the Etsy site and they are wonderful for you and for gifts. I measured out the soap (this one is White Tea & Ginger) to create a custom gift box for the soap. The top was created with these cool new EK Success punches that punch out tags and swirls at the same time (this is journal plate & flourish) ---LOVE THEM (I'm singing can you hear me, lol)! The sentiment is from a PTI set and then I used my Viva Decor Pearl pens to accent the lid and used my MS border punch to create the trim around the lid. (if you want the dimensions of the gift box let me know--but some of the soaps are different sizes just so you know)
diamond glaze and then I've sprinkled stickles all over for some sparkle. I created a soft background with W00 & R00 around the plant.
Make sure & scroll down to see all the DT's fabulous projects today as well!