Monday, 24 October 2011

Craft Barn box class with Katzelkraft

Hi there folks
Hope you all had a good weekend. Thought I share my box made at friday's class at the Craft Barn. We spent the morning and part of the afternoon creating our papers. I love to make my own backgrounds but sometimes it can be scary so we went through it all step by step using beautiful flourish stamps from Katzelkraft to build up 3 layers.
One thing I've learn't when doing this is that the effects are so much better when you stamp and then blend using the same colour distress inks.
By using 3 colours per sheet and 3 different images working from light to dark you build up a lovely depth.
This detail picture shows 2 different colourways; green tomes and orange tones.
After we'd finished the papers we then spent some time assembling the gift box with loads of folding  (and some muttered curses too!)
We also made a loop and charm with shrink plastic  to help open the box and to add interest.
Shot of the base. All the ladies who attended the class seemed to really enjoy it and came up with some beautiful papers and they all said they would definitely be making more of their own papers in future!
Katzelkraft stamps are available in the UK exclusively from The Craft Barn and also direct from France.
Hope you all have a creative week ahead of you and get to create something beautiful.....

4 comments:

Abi said...

Your papers look fabulous & the box is beautiful! Love the shrink plastic charms too. Thanks for the blending tip x

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful papers ... the green and orange tones look really good together. The paper folding does look fiddly but the end result was well worth the cursing, methinks. Elizabeth

Helen said...

Beautiful results, Neil - worth all the hard work. Love the patterns you created on your paper.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wow..beautiful inspiration for the upcoming holidays with lots of glitz and glimmer!!