Friday, February 4, 2011

OCC 3D Valentine

I had seen a few of these gorgeous "book boxes" (don't know what else to call it) across blog land.  When I came across this tutorial, I decided to give it a whirl.  This week's OCC challenge is to do a 3D project with a Valentine theme...and this fit right in.   I stamped 140 lb watercolor paper with the flourished stamp.  The lavender paper is from Paper Studio.  On the cover, I did the faux pressed flower technique, then attached the homemade flower over that.  I used the Spellbinders Nested Hearts to make a "tag" for the front that slides open for a place to write something.   The sentiment on the inside was printed from my computer.

 
Challenges

Our Creative Corner - 3D project with Valentine Theme
Shabby Tea Room - Get Creative, no DP.
Wild Orchid - Love Is
My Time To Craft - Flourish
Craft Ho's - No DP
Simon Says Stamp - Love Is In The Air

Stamps:  Impression Obsession, Rubber Stamp Tapestry, Verve, Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Watercolor paper.
Ink:  Distress Inks
Accessories:  Spellbinders dies, Tim Holtz flourish die, corner hardware, pearls, ribbon

9 comments:

Barbara said...

Wow, thank you for the link to this. what a project -

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is just wonderful - great design, lovely paper and colors and that handmade flower is sensational. Love the way the heart swivels open too. Outstanding job on the 3-D Valentine project. We are so happy you joined in the fun this week at Our Creative Corner.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

So love this!! Very pretty! I am such a sucker for boxes!! Thank you so much for joining us this week in the Tea Room! :)

Hugs...
Melissa
TSTR Designer

Rae Anne said...

Hey Nancy, I live in Austin now, but San Antonio is my hometown. . .:D Your projects is seriously smashing! Your stamped background looks incredible and is a great substitute for designer paper - I bet you didn't even miss it. . .;) Thanks so much for working the corner with The Crafty Hos! :D MWAH!

Nicole said...

What a lovely project! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Sharon said...

Nancy, I have to say, you did a superb job on the 'book'! I just LOVE it! I'm so glad that you decided to play along with us on our challenges @ OCC. Your entry is wonderful! I am going to check out your link to the tutorial on the 'book'. You're entry is just so awesome! I love all the little touches, the metal corner protecters, the two heart overlay on the cover.
I hope you will join in with us on another challenge!

cbuswell said...

Stunning creation!! thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room!! : )

debby4000 said...

Adorable, gorgeous card box.
luv
Debby

Christine said...

Your book box is stunning!! I love all of the detail. Fantastic work!! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. I hope to see your beautiful cards again soon.
xoxo, Christine