After so many items on my to do list I decided today to be totally selfish and take time out to create this cute little teapot box, just the right size to pop a few tea-bags into and give to a friend.
Last night I popped on over to the One Stitch at a Time Card Challenge blog - to see what this weeks challenge was in anticipation on spending some 'me time' today. During the week I had coloured in the digital stamp 'Daisies and Tea' designed by G. Gieb - Digi Blessings available from Stitchybear digital stamps. One of those really cute stamps <g> that you just fall in love with.
The challenge this week is 'Not Square'. Feeling a little daring I have decided to move right out of my comfort zone and make a box in the shape of a tea-pot. After hunting on the Internet for a template to use I found a brilliant one from Miri-d which had a free download.
After a few modifications and preparing the file for my Cougar cutter I cut out the tea pot using blue embossed card and shaded the areas to emphasise the spout, handle and lid using Promarker pens. The image was then printed, cut and adhered to the front with foam tape (I am rather partial to cards with layered elements). The text from the digital stamp gave me several headaches, I knew what I wanted to do but not liking fussy cards and not want to add labels etc. I needed to find a way to have white text on the blue card. Not possible with a printer, I reverted to my tried and tested way of converting the text I wanted to be in white to a vector image, sent it to my cutting software and then cut it out with white vinyl to adhere to the card. The rest of the text was placed on the digital stamp image. To finish off, I tied the top of the teapot with some white organza ribbon and added a white daisy to each of the loose ends.
So here we are, the end product which I am rather pleased with and I know just who is getting this as a gift.
It is a bit difficult to see this pretty stamp on the previous photo so here is a close up of the coloured image
Side view of the teapot box showing how the teabags fit snugly inside
OSAAT - Challenge #149 Not square