Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fall Box Tutorial with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

This is my Fall Box.
 I would like to give credit where credit is due - and I got this idea from an article in the Craft Stamper Magazine, by Christine Dark.
1. For my box I choose a small USPS box.;                      
2. Tape or glue the inside tabs down and cut the side tabs off.;
3. Cover the edges with masking tape to finish the edges.


.   4. Cut cardstock to fit box top and sides.
5. Gesso the box, you're probably going to do a few edges twice.
6.  Gesso the cardstock pieces, but don't go all the way to the edge.  Distress the edges, I used Vintage Photo Distress ink, and then stamped the leaves from PPRS Clear Stamp Set - Fall Leaves, and Fern Green Wendy Vecchi Designer Series Archival Ink.

7. Stamp leaves from the PPRS Clear Stamp Set - Oak and Maple Leaf,  on the gessoed craft cardstock.  
I used Memento Dew Drops to color the stamps, putting a few different colors on each stamps. Colors I used were Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo Leaves, Tangelo, Morocco, Sweet Plum and Cantaloupe. Sprinkle a little bit of Stampendous Aged Embossing Enamel lightly.
8. Add a few die cut (Oak & Maple Leaf (PPRS-D018) , and stamped leaves, Oak & Maple Leaf Clear Stamp Set, using same colors, and pop-dot them. I outlined the images in black marker, to make them stand out a little more. Using the same black marker I hand drew scribbly lines along the edges of all the cardstock pieces.

9. Rub some Inka Old Gold around all the edges. Punch 2 holes in the top and run twine through them. Tie the twine together using a button as an embellishment.