Thursday, 29 September 2011

Hexagonal Box and Humphrey pop up card

Hi Everyone

Ok no colouring at all for a few days, just so busy with work  So I'm adding a box I made a couple of weeks ago for my ultimate demo day and am also adding a card grace made last Sunday as she really liked mine.   

The box i made with coredenations card stock from crafters companion, in fact everything i have used to make this box is CC apart from the glitter on the flowers.  I embossed the flowers on one of the ultimates embossing boards and 3d'd them as the lovely Claire Hamer showed me.  I loved the effect and knew i would use it on a project as soon as she showed it to me.  Its very simple, just emboss a flower shape, sand it to get the distressed effect on the coredenations and then cut from one edge of the petal into the centre, overlap one petal over another and glue.

I've used collal gel to glue everything as its also good as a flat glue and also embossed the edge again using the ultimate, cut round to achieve a decorative edge and again sanded it.

And the card below is one of Grace's, she loves the Humphrey decoupage and she did everything on here.  She built the decoupage image and chose this one because on the Humphrey POW, Leann said hello on the show with Nigel and then Nigel got Grace mixed up with a cat.  Grace was not amused at this but loved it when everyone was shouting hello to her.

 As you can see everything is not perfect, a fe wobbly lines and the matting and layering is not perfect Just as  mine isn't.  I obviously explained to grace where to score the lines while reading from the booklet and helped her a little with the folding but after that it was her.  She chose the colours too from the cd.  The whole card is 100% CC, centura pearl, corednations, Humphrey decoupage and backing paper from the cd and collal glue again.

Thanks for looking,

Louise and Gracie xx


  1. Well done Grace, it's lovely.

    Jackie x

  2. Your box is beautiful Louise and I think Grace has done a wonderful job of the card!

    Catherine x

  3. Hi Louise, Love your box ... the flowers are stunning! Also love Grace's card ... lovely design and adorable image.

    Lisa x

  4. gorgeous card - I just decoupaged this one last night and love it...

    Paula x x x

  5. Sorry - meant to say what a stunning box you made here Louise but got confused and thought they were two different posts - doh, I get easily confused lol.... both projects are great and nice to have a budding crafting prodigy in the family!!!

    Paula xxx

  6. Hi Lou, I love those flowers, I think I will have to try them! I think Grace's card is lovely too, you have got a budding card maker on your hands!
    Hugs Lynsey x