Friday, February 9, 2024

Janna's Hearts & Flowers

 Hello and welcome to a new theme at TFJB Inspiration Ave “Hearts and Flowrs”. For this week’s project I wanted to feature some of the die sets from the vault by Sizzix and Tim Holtz. Also we are brining in a touch for scorched timber.

Here I decided to make a grungy Valentine's Day card and a pillow box converted into a candy box. For in-depth details click here for video.

Used: Pillow Box and Bag die set, Hippity Hop die set, Distress Oxide inks Squeezed Lemonade, Kitsch Flamingo and Broken China, Collage Medium, Scorched Timber Distress Spray Stain, Metallic Kraft Stock, Neutral Kraft Stock, 3D folder Damask, Stamp Set CMS217 Watercolor, clear plastic, velvet trim, distress sprayer, Ranger heat tool.

To start this project I decided to feature the Pilllow Box from the Vault die set below. 

Diecut the Pillow Box out of neutral colored kraft stock. For the pillow box, I die cut two pieces and then creased each of the crease lines.

On one of the die cuts I cut a window out of the side of the box. Then I glued a piece of clear plastic to the inside of the box. What better way to see tasty treats than through a clear window. 

After the clear plastic piece was adheared to the interior of the pillow box and dried, I then hot glued the two halves of the box together. For some colorful details I also cut a panels of pink metallic Idea-ology cardstock to frame the window and add as a panel on the back. I embossed each segment with the Sizzix 3D folder damask.

While waiting for the decorative panels to dry, I started on a background for a grungy Valentine’s Day card. Here I started with a foundation of Distress Watercolor cardstock and some spritzed water. For colors I used Kitch Flamingo distress oxide spray stain and Scorched Timber spray stain.

Below are the finished results of the background.

Next we will be pulling in some Distress Oxide inks for some floral stamping; Squeezed Lemonade, Kitsch Flamingo, and Broken China.

For stamping I used the stamp set CMS217 watercolor.

On the background I drew a faint outline of a heart and then used the small floral stamp from the stamp set to stamps out a floral wreath with the distress oxides.

Here are the results of stamping the floral heart wreath. 

Next I wanted to die cut some grungy letters form the die set Hippity Hop. I started with some Distress Watercolor cardstock and some scorched timber.

After the background was all nice and flowy, I dried part of the background and left some water spots behind.

With the background still wet I poured Ranger gold embossing powder over the top. I then flicked the back of the cardstock to knock off extra embossing powder and create a more splotchy effect.

Here are the results after embossing. I also added a layer of Distress Walnut Stain Crayon. I smudged the crayon over the background to create a more grungy look.

I then die cut the sentiment “luv u” from the grungy background for the card.

For finishing touches on the card I also added some die cut butterflies from the Hippity Hop set out of some alcohol ink scraps. Along the bottom I added a strip of velvet trim.

With the pillow box all dry I added a die cut butterfly and filled it with some heart shaped chocolates. Below are the final results of this grungy Valentines duo.

Thank you so much for joining me here today for TFJB Inspiration Ave. Until next time, happy crafting!


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