Sunday, 22 March 2009

Mother's Day tin

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers! I made this for my Mum and, now I’ve delivered it, it’s safe to post it here (despite her total lack of interest in crafts, she does visit my blog). It’s a Maya Road lunch tin which I’ve filled with cards for different occasions – I’ll show you these over the next few days.


The image is from a gorgeous new stamp set from the forthcoming Mini Catalogue. It’s called Soft Summer and features two sets of double-mounted Two-Step Stampin’® stamps plus two sentiment stamps.

But I’ve not used the two-step feature on this project, I’ve just stamped the apple blossom outline image with my new Basic Gray ink pad and then coloured it with Watercolour Wonder™ crayons and blender pens. I used the Regal Rose and Always Artichoke crayons from the Rich Regals set. Then I cut out the entire image and mounted it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Tins are really easy to cover – and I only used one sheet of Designer Series Paper – it’s double-sided so I just flipped it over for the contrasting top half.

I covered the top of the tin with textured cardstock – this is available in colour family packs of 12x12 and I love it!

Stamps: Soft Summer
Cardstock: Basic Gray, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, textured Certainly Celery (for lid)
Paper: Tea Party
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: Watercolour Wonder™ crayons – Rich Regals, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – So Saffron, Crafters’ Toolkit

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7 comments:

  1. This is too cute! I love the colors you used...tfs!!!

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  2. Absolutely adorable! I love these altered tins, especially filled with goodies - they are the perfect gift! Can't wait to see what you filled it with!

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  3. Beautiful! Happy Mother's Day Mum - I know you're reading this :)
    CC

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  4. oooh, Helen! This is just darling!! Love it!

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  5. Oh love this! Beautiful! Love the colors and ribbon!

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  6. Are they apple blossoms? I thought it was a flowering dogwood branch!

    I may not know botany, but I know a lovely tin when I see one... and there's definitely a very lovely tin in your post.

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