It has been awhile since I last posted. Things have been busy and I just haven't had the opportunity to stamp. Today was a different story though because I was asked to submit a door prize for our dance recital this weekend. I have some cards to give but I needed something to hold them so I decided to make a basket. I have been wanting to make a Baskets and Blooms card bin since I saw it on Christine Grygar's blog and today's challenge and door prize request gave me the opportunity to make one.
I altered the measurement of the main body of my basket to 7 3/4" x 5 7/8" because I trimmed the perforated flap off the end of the two handle pieces from the Baskets and Blooms bigz die. I scored each side of the handle pieces at 3/8". The main body of the basket was scored at 2 3/4" from each end and the scored flaps of the handle pieces were adhered to the body with sticky strip. I cut two small rectangles of basic black cardstock - 1" x 2 1/4" and scored them along the midline. Sticky strip was added to each folded side and they were attached to the inside of the short ends of the basket. This helped to cover the gaps between the bottom of the handle pieces and the body of the basket.
I ticket corner punched the corners of a large strip of whisper white cardstock and a strip of pink pirouette dp. I adhered them together and tied lengths of black organdy and whisper white taffeta ribbon around the center line of the mats. I attached to them to the front of my basket with dimesionals and added a clear rhinestone to each corner.
I heat embossed the butterfly image from the God's Beauty set with versamark ink and detailed black embossing powder. I watercolored the image with pink pirouette and rose red ink, cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals on a layered mat of whisper white and basic black squares. This was adhered to the front of basket with dimesionals.
Stamps: God's Beauty
Ink: Versamark, rose red, pink pirouette
CS: Basic black, whisper white, pink pirouette dp
Accessories: Baskets and Blooms bigz die, big shot, black embossing powder, heat tool, ticket corner punch, sticky strip, clear rhinestones, dimensionals, aquapainter, whisper white taffeta ribbon, black organdy ribbon